We have completed working on our Ã¢â‚¬Å“BigÃ‚Â BirdÃ¢â‚¬Â art project that focuses on Ã¢â‚¬Å“line and patternÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The students have made big birds out of poster board and are painting and decorating them in tempera paints.
The students are now focusing on the element of Art Ã¢â‚¬Å“Color and SpaceÃ¢â‚¬Â. Space refers to the distance between elements that creates positive or negative spaces in a composition in an art work. This will be doing a social studies/Art integration project. We will look at many Blue dogs painted by George Rodrigues (1944-2013)and Paul KleeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (1879-1940) Cat, and read The Cat and the Bird by Geraldine Elschner. We will learn to draw both blue dog and KleeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cat. Each student will then choose to painting either a dog or cat portrait on canvas with acrylic paints.