Please join us on June 8th, 2017 from 5 - 6:30 pm for our third annual art night showcasing K-8 student artwork!
Students in the fourth grade had a chance to draw outside this spring! We focused on drawing from observation; drawing what you see. Using their observational drawings, students created these beautiful watercolor paintings.
The 8th grade students created linocut prints in the style of Andy Warhol. Inspiration for this artwork came from Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can paintings that are key works of the 1960s Pop Art movement. Warhol himself said, “Pop art is about liking things,” and claimed that he ate Campbell’s soup every day for 20 years. Students explored the concept of liking something so much; one is compelled to create art about that thing. Each student chose a food item that they could eat everyday for 20 years and carved out linoleum for printing.
The fourth grade students learned about contemporary Canadian artist Sandra Silberzweig. She is known for using lots of color with her abstract portraits. Students drew their own portrait in the style of Silberzweig and then transferred it to metal tooling foil to create a relief. Lastly, students applied color sharpie to the metal to create vibrant colors and patterns.
The 6th grade students learned about the art of hand casting. They looked and discussed what it means to CAST something, and then looked at all the different career fields that use the casting process - from the arts and entertainment, to geology and archeology, to dentistry and medical (prosthetics, etc), to engineering and manufacturing. Afterwards, student set off casting their partner's hand using plaster strips.
Students examined the history behind color theory and its importance in the art world. Students learned about the various color schemes, including: primary, secondary, tertiary, warm, cool, analogous, complementary and monochromatic. Using color mixing techniques with only the primary colors (red, yellow, blue), students created a radial balance painting. This artwork allowed students to see how colors react with each other and make educated color choices in their compositions that might come later in their art career.
Our 8th grade students (from room, 318) created these wonderful superhero drawings using the grid method.
Bateman's Art Club students (4th -8th grade) created their very own stenciled t-shirts this year. Students first drew their desired image onto card stock. Afterwards, they used an X-Acto knife to cut out the positive space in the image. Once they were done with this process, they used a fabric spray to create the images you see below. Nice job, Art Club!
The fifth grade students learned about the famous American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her paintings that focused on close-ups of flowers. They created their own flower in the style of O'Keeffe, focusing on open composition and experimentation of line. Afterwards, students used a batik technique with glue for the flower outline and filled in the shapes with oil pastel.
Students in fourth grade learned about Zentangles - a contemporary art form that explores the use of pattern, line, shape and symbols. After creating their Zentangle design, students enhanced their artwork by creating positive and negative space using a notan technique.
The fourth grade students were introduced to the Vienna born artist, Gustav Klimt. Students learned about the distinctive features in his work of art the 'Tree of Life,' including: the use of gold color, the spiral branches and the bird. After a discussion on the symbolic significance of these motifs, students created their own version of this famous painting.
The eighth grade students learned about urban art, graffiti artists and social responsibility as they created their own stencils. Students discussed an artist’s responsibility when creating “public art” versus vandalizing public property and then looked to a popular stencil artist, Banksy, who has artwork stenciled throughout the world.
The fifth and sixth grade students used their understanding of radial symmetry to create a paper relief sculpture with origami folds. They applied three basic folds to their radial design: the hat fold, the kite fold and the samurai fold. Students layered the folds in unique ways to create beautiful radial relief sculptures.
The 6th grade students used a variety of charcoal techniques to create a dragon eye. Charcoal techniques included: blending, gradation, erasing and layering to create a wide range of value. The use of these techniques resulted in a realistic rendering of a dragon eye.
Students in the 7th Grade explored the process of value and monochromatic blending. After creating various overlapping shapes, students used a blending technique with charcoal to create gradation from a dark to light value.
Students (4th-8th Grade) created Artist Trading Cards for their first week back at school. Artist trading Cards is a conceptual art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann in 1997. These cards are works of art created by the students and then exchanged in a collaborative performance.
The fourth through eighth grade students working on a collaborative art piece for the art room this quarter.
Who doesn’t remember how difficult it was to learn the elements from the Periodic Table and match them to their symbol? Well, our Bateman 8th graders learned them in a fun and unique way. Each student created their own personalized T-shirt with a phrase composed of the element symbols. The phrase was something meaningful to the student that created it. Although the project was part of science class , the finishing touches were made in art class, putting the “A” in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math).
Art Club students created their very own personalized t-shirt using sharpie tie-dye, handmade stencils and spray paint.