For the second unit of the year, our 8th grade students focused on the art element: value. Students learned how to create a wide range of value using special graphite pencils. For their final project, students were asked to find a portrait photograph and divide along the line of symmetry of the subject's face. Then, they were asked to draw the other half of the image focusing on value and texture. Nice job, 8th Grade!
The seventh grade students created an artwork inspired by famous Op Artists' Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely. They used Riley's converging lines pattern for the background and Vasarely's spheres for the foreground to create their own optical illusion.
Students in the after school art club program used canvas board and acrylic paint to create their own winter scene. They learned how to blend paint directly on the canvas to create new tints of blue and purple.
Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for. The 2nd and 3rd grade students learned how to roll their own paper coils, and used the coils to design a personalized emoji.
For our second lesson this year, the fifth grade students learned about the artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso is known for his abstract and cubist style portraits. After a discussion on cubism, students drew their own portrait in the style of Picasso using oil pastels. Students also used a blending technique with the oil pastels to create new colors within their artwork.
Each sixth grade student created an artwork using the contour line drawing of his/her face. Students were asked to create an interesting composition, focusing on balance and emphasis. Afterward, each student applied a complementary color scheme to his/her artwork.
The Square 1 Art program allows family members to order their child's art work on useful and personalized keepsakes. Bateman Elementary has partnered with Square 1 Art so every student feels like an accomplished artist while raising funds for our school. Each grade level created a different design for this program. Mandalas - 6th Grade, Silhouette Paintings - 7th, Sunrise - 5th, Zentangle Landscape - 8th Grade
Feel free to download and print a copy of the permission slip. Please turn in your permission slip to Ms. Tambone by October 20th, 2017.
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! It's been a while since we last posted pictures of our amazing students creating art and having fun. To get the ball rolling, we have posted a few pictures including our post-it note wall art and our over-sized coloring board. Over the month of September, K-8 students participated in the Square 1 Art Fundraiser. More pictures of that artwork to come!
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.