All the Rivendell artists have been working hard on a collaborative art piece that will be on display during our Back to School Night, this Thursday, September 4th. Each student created a tracing of their own hand and then used some of the techniques we have been working on for Line and Pattern to decorate the hands. Don’t forget to stop by the bulletin board in the hallway between the Art Room and the Preschool Rooms to see the finished product! Here are some Younger Kids hard at work this week….
I’m excited to be the new Art teacher at Rivendell and it’s been especially fun to update the Art room into a fun, creative space!
This week we learned about the element of Line in artwork. Each grade level is working on a different project using line. I am so impressed with the work ethic and artistic ability of these kiddos, wow! I’m looking forward to exploring many different techniques and media with them over this year, just to see what they come up with.
Andrew Goldsworthy is a famous land artist, taking nature and creating designs, redistributing the beauty around him.
The YK looked at his work and were inspired to create his/her own land art with the leaves and other natural items on the playground.
Enjoy what they have created..
We have received eight trash cans from the city that our Rivendell students are going to paint. Then they will be placed in Edora Park to brighten up the landscape! Every class will have a theme and work their magic. We plan to dedicate them to the park in the Spring.
From the late 1700’s to the mid-1800’s, industry moved from manpower to horsepower, and mass production needed a lot of space.
Rivendell students will learn about the buildings that staged assembly line manufacturing. We will explore the differences between Victorian and Utilitarian style architecture, talk about the reasons new industry designed sterile, box-shaped factories, and identify defining characteristics such as horizontal structure and smokestacks. Students will create their own factories, detail them, and translate their 3-D medium to drawings.
Step 1: students choose their materials
Step 2: architectural design
Step 3: draw out details to be added to the factory
Stay tuned for steps 4, 5 and 6!
“I think Pointillism is a really cool, new way to paint.” ~Emma
“It takes a really long time–this kind of blending colors by putting them close together–but it looks better when you take your time.” ~Jayden
“It’s really hard, but really fun!” ~Victoria
“Pointillism is not my favorite. I didn’t like my first picture, but I’m glad I didn’t give up because my second try is turning out pretty cool.” ~Fiona
“It’s harder than it looks, but that sure is fun!” ~Austin
“If you take your time, the painting turns out neat.” ~Thomas
“I really learned how to take my time and focus on art for the first time.” ~Bryce
6, 7, 8 and 10 are my favorite!
As part of our schoolwide unit on Europe, all students have been exploring Impressionism. Each class is learning about Pointillism and some of the artists who painted in this style, including Seurat and Pissarro.
The Preschool and Younger Kid classes are creating landscapes by using their fingers and/or little tools to create sections of dotted colors.
The Middle and Older classes are experimenting with color blending by highly concentrating two separate colors to create the visual effect of a solid shade. This exercise will be a reference sheet as they execute their Pointillism masterpieces. Keep on the lookout for our finished products, soon to be displayed in the commons.
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and see what your Rivendell students are exploring in the art room! During each Topic Unit, I will post summaries of what we discover and share pictures of our processes and successes.