Second grade artists used found objects to create 3 dimensional portraits. They planned these sculptural faces carefully with sketches, experimenting with multiple arrangements before committing to a final composition. Click below to view.
Pop Art and Poetry: Artists and Poets Play with Words
3rd and 4th grade students interpret the words in Calef Brown poems, finding inspiration in the way pop artists such as Robert Indiana use text in their art. 4th grade students created 2 layer prints and added accents with oil pastel, and 3rd grade students painted their words. Click on an image to enlarge it.
3rd grade Haiku. Students wrote their own haiku and painted interpretations in the style of Japanese ink paintings. Click below to enlarge.
As a follow up to their trip to see "Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch" at the Flynn Center, students in Kindergarten and STEP, our ELL class, explored Leo Lionni's picture book Swimmy. Students in STEP class used theater skills to act out the setting, plot, and characters in the book before creating their collage. They also created shadow puppets to explore the story further.
Click the gallery images below to view STEP students' exploration:
Kindergarten collages. Click to enlarge:
Ada Leaphart, Visual Art Teacher at the Integrated Arts Academy