Art- Ms. Slomowitz

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Our next art project is ‘Falling for Foreshortening’. Foreshortening is the optical illusion that feels like something is coming toward you because of a change in size. This occurs when a part of something moves from one part of space to another. The students learned about the concept of foreshortening through a fun drawing activity. We first traced the bottom of our shoes with all its details and then the palm of our hands on paper. The students then drew their arms, legs, head and body between the shoes and hands to create the illusion that the body is further away and that feet and hands are coming towards us.

In a current art project, the fourth graders are each creating an Egyptian Sarcophagus.  We looked at art of the ancient Egyptian sarcophagi for inspiration. The students will be using oven baked clay to build the sarcophagus and will fill the top portion with details inspired by Ancient Egyptian art and hieroglyphics. They will add color with acrylic paints to embellish the mummy cover.

Why did the chickens cross the road? 4th grade art students will illustrate their own punch line to this joke by answering this question with their art work while learning the one point perspective rules. We first learned the rules of one point perspective and practiced them on sloppy copies while using pencils and rulers.  Each art student will then draw their solutions to this question and they will then place it into the finished one point perspective landscape. These art pieces will be painted up in acrylics paints.