1st grade, Art Cafe, Ms.Slom

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We are about to complete the principle of “Emphasis” in art. This principle of art indicates the most important element in the art work because it attracts the viewer’s attention first. We started by taking a look at apple still life paintings by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). Then the students traced around a foam plate on paper to make their own plate on paper. The students used tempera paints and paintbrushes to paint the background one solid color of their choice and then painted the off-white/butter-cream color of the plate. Once dry we will work on the solid background with oil pastels to create patterns on the table cloth around the plate. Finally we will paint green, yellow and red apples onto the plate, and then added highlights to the apples in orange and yellow and add the letter “C” in oil pastels around the plate and apples to create a shadow to the fruit and plate.

Our next project is  a multi-medium “Edward Monet’s  Bridge”.