Learning About Public Art
Fourth graders learned about the various types of public art in their community and around the world in art class. They engaged in a collaborative activity to simulate the creation of public art and the way it connects people in communities. The unit wrapped up with designing their own Public Art, and a presentation from local acclaimed public art photographer, Quajay Donnell!
Weaving in Progress!
Days of the Dead
POP ART PAINTING
Fourth graders were introduced to the art of Wayne Theibaud and Andy Warhol, Pop Artists known for their paintings of ordinary items. Both painted desserts and other sweet treats, but in very different ways.
Wayne Theibaud Andy Warhol
Using these works for motivation, students learned how to use a geometric FORM to draw an everyday object, specifically desserts. They used VALUE to shade the objects using darker watercolor paint as they worked. They had to know whether to use blended shading (for rounded objects like cylinders) or solid shading (for objects with flat sides). We began with drawing videos to learn the basics (draw3D.com) with artist and teacher, Mark Kistler (see more info on the Fifth Grade Page). Students chose two desserts to draw and chose their favorite before drawing and painting their final piece, pictured below.