5th grade, The Art Cafe, Ms. Slomowitz

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We worked with the complementary colors on black and white photocopies depicting flowers. To color the pictures, we used oil pastels and we cut the photocopies into three parts. Each piece of the picture was colored with a pair of complementary colors and then the three parts were reassembled and glued onto a white sheet. The students enjoyed this art project and the artwork is impressive!

We have just started to look at “Space/illusion-Surrealism/Fantasy” while learning about Salvador Dali,(1904-1989), Rene Magritte (1898-1967)and Maggie Taylor (1961-) We looked at paintings by Dali and Magritte and Maggie Taylor’s montage artwork and discussed the way she illusions using collages of found and digital images. We discussed how she makes her prints by scanning her objects into the computer, where by layering and manipulation she then creates her surrealistic montages.  The students really enjoyed how Maggie Taylor used unusual images to create her montages. We learned how artists integrate technology and the computer into their art process. Some students decided to create their montages using pictures, while others decided to draw their own images.