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Artists today were celebrating International Day. We took this opportunity to view artwork by artists from all different countries. We spent time telling our own stories about the artwork using drawing materials, iPads and building materials. Look at the tweets on the side of this blog for photos!
Preschool artists have been wondering about black and white. For the last few weeks we have explored a wide range of stations:
Painting white on black and black on white
Pre-cut black and white shapes
Drawing white on black and black on white
Glue drawings with black yarn (great to develop those fine motor skills)
Night time stories (black paper with colored chalk)
What is black? What is white? What is light? What is dark? How do you know this?
The investigation will continue next week with shadows and shadow puppets!
Grade 1 Artist have been viewing some “Doodles” on the internet. In our ‘Personal to Me’ Unit, they have explored ways that artists doodle and why the patterns, lines, shapes and images are meaningful to the artist. Below is not grade one artwork, but doodles that were found online. Credit goes to artists Suzibell and Will Bryant.
Grade one has been looking at the line family. Dot, straight line, diagonal like, curved line and angle line. Combining theses 5, Grade one artists can do oodles of doodles! We will post our doodles as we explore marker, cut paper, printmaking and t-shirt designs.
Preschool artists investigating black and white!
Preschool friends started the new year with large tempera paint paintings. During circle time, we talked about where our thoughts and ideas come from and how do we know what we want to make our artwork about. Some children set off with ideas and some found they changed their ideas as their painting changed. We had some super titles this week. One student said, “It’s called: I got it spinning like that!” and another described his work as, “A tornado of creation!”
Happy New Year! We are off to a great start!