Autumn Trees Printing and Leaves
We explored a number of different printing methods to paint our Autumn trees. We used warm, autumnal colours in our prints - orange, red, yellow, and brown. We used cotton buds to print the leaves on some of our trees. We also used sponges to print around autumn leaves to make our leaf silhouettes. Believe it or not, we even used broccoli to paint trees - little trees make big trees!
After our trip to Mexcio, we learnt about one of Mexico's most famous artists, Frida Kahlo! We listened to Frida's story, learnt facts about her life, examined and responded to her artwork, and recognized some of the key features of Frida's work. We noticed that Frida often wore large floral headbands and included flowers in her work. We used tissue paper to create our own flowers. We brought our paper flowers together as a collaborative art display to create a large headband for our Frida display!
Ton Schulten Cityscapes
Do you like our cityscapes? We looked at the work of Ton Schulten. We recognised that Ton's artwork always included squares and colours which got lighter in shade. We learnt that mixing white paint with our other paint colours would make them lighter. We then mixed colours to use in our paintings, drew the outlines of our buildings in pencil, and painted our cityscapes using our mixed colours. When our paintings had dried, we outlined our buildings and added details using Sharpies. We then backed mounted our paintings on black paper and displayed them outside our classroom. We were very proud of artwork!
We learnt about the tradition of dreamcatchers and watched an animated short film called 'Dreamcatcher'. We then used a paper plate, stickers, wool, and feathers. We brought our dreamcatchers home to hang in our bedrooms.
We used Styrofoam plates to make our own stamps! We used the end of our paintbrush to 'draw' lines, patterns, and shapes on our plates. We then painted our plates, turned them over and pressed them against a piece of white card. When our prints were dry, we cut them out and displayed them outside our classroom. We think they turned out pretty cool!
Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art
Pop Art! This year we did our self portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein was a pop artist who focused on using dots and the colours blue, yellow, and red. We looked at some different examples of Pop Art and identified some of the key features. We followed steps to draw our portraits and personalised them to represent ourselves. We then coloured our self portraits using only our yellow, red, and blue Twistables. Can you tell who's who?
Tissue Paper Printing
Our classroom this year is full of hot air balloons. Our first piece of artwork fitted in nicely with our theme! We used tissue paper to print our very own watercolour hot air balloons. We sprayed our paper template with water, placed torn pieces of tissue paper onto the paper, and then sprayed more water onto the tissue paper. When the paper had dried, we peeled off the tissue paper and were amazed to find that the tissue paper had dyed our templates! We then cut out our balloon and basket, stuck our photo into the basket, and put our hot air balloon together. We loved pretending to fly our hot air balloons around the classroom before they were put up on our display board!