In the first unit, the 4th-grade students learned about the often colorful, patterned artwork of the Southwestern Native Americans and how it continues to influence the art in the region today. They also learned about the climate of the region and the types of vegetation that can grow there.
For their final composition, the students created a still life, focusing on creating form using lines and applying various media to their artwork, including oil pastels, permanent markers, and watercolors. To blend the oil pastels smoothly, the students applied baby oil.
Our fifth graders drew inspiration from the rich world of Mexican Folk Art, creating intricate Sun and Moon designs. Students learned that the sun and moon symbolize the unity of opposites and balance when combined. For their final compositions, students crafted their own variations, emphasizing warm colors for the sun and cool colors for the moon.
Bateman Art Department