03/19/14

Toucan Do It!

Grids can help us simplify what is complicated. In grade four, we use grids to help us focus on the lines in complicated subject matter to recreate a picture. Students broke down their papers into four blocks to mimic the example that was projected in the classroom. In some classes we experimented with 8 blocks and the results were even more detailed. We discovered that the more blocks we created, the more our eyes could focus on lines. The examples below are the wonderful 4-block grid results from Mrs. Laskey’s class. Bravo!

This lesson helps to build a foundation for art with Mrs. Fee at MMS. Take a look at how middle school works with grids in the art room.

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03/17/14

Let There Be Light

The McGlynn School 3rd graders are finishing up their amazing lighthouses! Horizon, coast, foreground, middle ground, background, reflection, highlight, shadow, cylinder, and texture are all key elements in these works of art! I will be sending these works to the Medford Public Library for an upcoming display. Details will be posted shortly.

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