Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|Platypus by Isaac, Grade 2|
|Koala by Noah, Grade 2|
|Goana by Karla, Grade 2|
|Platypus by Ivana, Grade 2|
|Emu by Ella, Grade 1|
Aboriginal x-ray art is a traditional style used by the people of Australia to depict local animals and stories. Many of the animals are painted showing their bones and organs, that is, painted in x-ray. X-ray art has been painted by Aboriginal people for countless generations. The origins of this ancient Australian art are in the Aboriginal rock art which was painted by the very first people in this country thousands of years ago.
The first and second graders have had fun making their own versions of these paintings. They got to learn about Australian animals like emu, koalas, kangaroos and the platypus. They practiced using lines and shapes to draw these animals. When they had a good outline, they drew organs and bones inside the animal. Finally, they used paint to create dot paintings and Aboriginal symbols around their animals. These symbols were learned in the previous project.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
|Middle School Girls with their Completed Project|
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|A painting by Jim Dine, our inspiration for this project...|
|Dylan, Room 104|
|Jack V. Room 104|
|Felipe, Room 104|
He often added personal items, such as his own clothing, shoes, and tools to his canvases. The artist also began to develop a strong interest in his own memories and the construction of identity, leading him to create works with objects possessing particular significance to him, such as hearts. I feel like this makes him a fun artist to study around Valentine's Day, when we can talk about what the image of a heart makes us think about.
I really love the colorful compositions that Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Downing's classes are coming up with.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
|This is an example of one Aboriginal painting the students analyzed and used as inspiration in their work.|
|Aria, Room 205|
|Ella, Room 106|
|Wendy, Room 205|
|Jakyla, Room 106|
|This painting shows two meeting places on either side of a river, some hunters and some animal tracks.|
|Ella, from Mrs. Kirshner's class, is beginning to paint a river.|
|Jakyla is painting a watering hole surrounded by humans and animal tracks.|
The parents of Prescott have organized a fundraiser and auction to benefit our school and students. In art class, each classroom worked on a large canvas that was generously donated by Blick. They brainstormed ideas, and came up with a wide variety of compositions. Some were based on famous paintings, and some were collections of individual works. All of them are colorful, creative, and show how much talent we have at our school! If you would like to come bid on a painting, or if you would like to donate to the fundraiser, visit the parent's website: http://www.prescottparents.
|Middle School Auction Piece based on Van Gogh|
|Ms. OrRico's 4th and 5th Graders|
|Middle School Auction Piece based on Hokusai|
|Ms. Lindsey's Kindergarten Class|
|Mrs. Kirshner's 1st and 2nd Grade Class|
|Mrs. Walsh's 1st Grade Class|
|Ms. Estin's 2nd Grade Class|
|Mrs. Phares's 3rd Grade Class|
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