Thursday, April 11, 2013

Itty Bitty City Prints

 Itty Bitty City Prints 

I may have posted about this project in the past, but I just love they way that they turn out, so I took a few pictures of the process to share with you. Our 4th graders are working on this right now.  
On the first day of class I introduced the project by talking about architecture and interior design, because they go hand in hand.  I showed the students a slideshow of cityscapes from around the world and had them take notice of the sizes, shapes and structures of buildings and details that they saw.  

Next, I gave each student a 6x9 inch piece of drawing paper. We folded it in have like a book and painted with water color using WARM colors on the top to represent a sunset and COOL colors on the bottom to represent a body of water. 

I set up ONE table for 4 kids at a time to print at with mat for printing, ink, scrap paper, a clean brayer and a brayer for inking. The students then rolled ink over their foam city and printed it in the sky. When they were done with the sky, the students printed their city upside down in the water to represent a reflection. (I know they dont line up because it is a mirror image, but it still looks cool!)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Harris Elementary Art Show 2013

Mrs. Mount painting a tiny hand.
 Our 4th grade Dale Chihuly inspired oversized flowers.

Some students and their family members taking photos. 

Finger knit weaving

3rd grade Fall Trees. Th students learned a little bit about perspective by adding trees in the foreground, middle ground and background. 

 3rd grade tiered cakes inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud.

"All about ME" word collages. This was a mixed media project using recycled dictionary pages, magazines, yarn, texture sheets and foil. 

Our P.E. teacher, Mr. Quarando painting a student's face. 

Ms. Knight painting a student's face. 

These are some cool mustaches! 

4th grade copper name plates

Matthew peeking through our SCREAM mural, inspired by Edvard Munch!

Show me your best SCREAM face! 

Mrs. Mount painting away. 

Special guest, Mrs. Winiasz face painting at the art show! 

Our Principal, Mrs. Schwartz painting a student's hand :). 

Some parents checking out our awesome finger knit weaving.