I am getting to know my new little artists and I can't say enough about them. Such amazing and excited kids! We are ALMOST finished our paper quilt murals. I have a lot of cutting, glueing and assembly to conquer. The kids really impressed me during critique. I asked them to brainstorm what we would write for an artist Statement. I was overwhelmed by their responses. "The quilt is just like us. Unique pieces that make one big, wonderful whole". "Its colorful and is a little piece of us in a big piece of art". "We really got to express ourselves in color".
Several kids wanted to re do their piece once the saw the quality and care their classmates put in. It's a regular part of the learning process! I'm excited to see how their craftsmanship will change on the next piece!
3rd Grade - Cut paper quilt
4th grade - oil pastel quilt
5th grade - Radial design
We've started using our centers. My students are so excited to work on the painting center, as well as, the drawing and still life center! Filled with pumpkins, fall leaves, dinosaurs and insects, they made some interesting still lives and water colors!
Crazy about Color!
Taking on the responsibility of being Hilliard Elementary's artist in residence is an exciting honor. Knowing that Hilliard hasn't had art previously, I knew it would be a big responsibility. I decided this year's theme would be "crazy about color". We will be learning all about how color works in art. Color theory is an exciting adventure. We will learn through experiments, investigations and of course, through making.