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.
Bateman Art Department