The rainbow is made up of warm and cool colors. The second graders learned about this through studying Paul Klee's famous fish artwork, which also helped them learn how artists get inspired. Thinking about how colors connect to emotions, the second graders painted their fish to match their personality. To see pictures, visit my Twitter page or follow this link: https://twitter.com/mskartroom/status/916034400088866816
It's always so sad to see the butterflies leave when it starts to get cold out, so second graders created clay butterflies that never have to go away. Second graders sculpted clay butterflies, adding line designs to them, and then painted them either warm, cool, or neutral colors. Some are now on display in the year round Windsor flower box by the office.
Earlier in the school year the second graders spent time learning about butterflies. They even had real ones that they released into Windsor's Garden. We were all sad that the real butterflies have long since flown away, so to cheer up, we made clay ones in the art room. Now the second graders can always have their butterflies.
Second graders are finishing up their hero portraits by adding a super touch, masks! After finishing their portraits, second graders made a mask to put on their picture and actually wear. Some decided to have some fun by coloring while wearing their mask!
Second graders started their new projects in art. It was perfect timing with Veterans Day in observance because the project is all about how we can be heroes everyday! You don't need to be a superhero to help out, there are things anyone can do in their community to make a difference. Second graders are drawing a self-portrait, showing who they truly are as heroes, but will add a fun super piece to their work later.
We're finally at the point where were ready to color our Paul Klee inspired fish. The second graders learned about warm and cool colors, and where they go in the rainbow/color wheel. To help them learn, we watched a quick video about warm and cool colors. The students then had to decide which group of colors they would be if they were colors. They then used those colors to color their fish.
Well, we're not actually fishing in the art room, but we were talking about how during the summer when the weather is nice, many people enjoy being outdoors fishing. We began drawing fish, using Paul Klee's fish paintings as inspiration. We looked at real pictures of fish to see how we can use lines to draw our fish. After drawing our fish, we had time to share. They look great!
Second graders drew certain shapes 2-dimensionally, and then learned about these shapes 3-dimensionally, drawing them realistically with shading. They we be using this new knowledge to compose a work of art featuring realistic looking objects.