Students in the after school art club (4-8th) learned about the art of making paper mosaics. Students had a range of paper material to choose from and were given full artistic expression in their design. Nice job, Art Club!
During quarter three, the sixth grade students investigated the element of art: color. Students learned about color theory, color mixing and the many connections between science and art: light spectrum. 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 and complementary. Using color mixing techniques with paint, students created a personalized color wheel for their final product. This project allows students to see how colors react with each other and make it easier for them to make educated color choices in the compositions that come later in their art career.
For their painting unit, the 8th grade students created their own watercolor paintings, focusing on atmospheric perspective. We took a look at 18th century artwork from Asia, specifically from China, Japan and the Koreas. We used their style as inspiration to create the paintings you see below. Students used atmospheric perspective in their first painting and then experimented with the watercolor to create a unique background in the second. To complete their work, students learned how to write their name in Korean to sign their art.
The after school art club read the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. This is a book about a young girl who discovers her unique artistic style by painting a dot. The artists first painted their own dot with tempera paint and then transformed their dots into a sculpture using paper strips.
Bateman Art Department