At School in Term 4 we will be looking at the artist Keith Haring, an American artist from the early 1980’s.
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Art Teacher, Kelly McFadzen, from Singapore American School – elementary (primary) made this video. A lesson she did with her Grade 5 students on their iPads. Their School would like to do an collaboration and art exchange with our School.
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Tricia Fuglestad, is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. She is the NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, was honored with a Teacher of Distinction Title from the Golden Apple Foundation in 2012.
Basically, it’s a matter of painting, adding tape, painting, taking some or all the tape off, adding more tape, painting more, taking some or all the tape off, adding more tape, more painting, and on and on. At the end, the last layer of tape is removed to reveal the layered designs. It’s simple, but very, very effective. We painted acrylic on canvas boards. The students had a great time seeing the results when it came time to take off the last pieces of tape.
The Snail (1952-1953)
By the time that Matisse created The Snail, he was 83 years old and confined to his bed. This semi-abstract work, based on the swirl of a snail shell, was made with the help of assistants who painted bits of paper in colours chosen by Matisse which the artist would then arrange.The work is large, nearly three metres square, and showcases Matisse’s brilliance at harmonising disparate colours and shapes so that the blocks of colour appear to float, as though always in motion.
The children created these collages …
Several years ago, Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov was cooking with oil and soy sauce when he stopped to appreciate the strange relationship between the two fluids as the pooled and mixed in unexpected ways. The observation lead to his creation of Pacific Light, a sort of experimental music video meets science project that captures the up-close interactions of ink, oil, and soap. Khasanov just released a follow-up video—now with glitter!—called Odyssey. Music by Ilya Beshevli.
Abstract Acrylic Painting on Black Paper
As an introduction to the unit of work “Pattern and Abstraction” the students created these artworks using a variety of lines, shapes and colour to construct a painting. They drew with white oil pastels on black paper to create the structure of their composition. They coloured with acrylic paint. The children explored and created their own colours, by using using red, blue, yellow, magenta, and white. They also learnt about the opaqueness of the this type of paint.
The students created portraits with coloured textas, focussing on using a variety of line to describe facial features. The students then used paintbrushes and water to activate the texta into a watercolour effect. The pictures were then reworked with additional drawing when dry.