Mrs. Ellis’ grade 2 students have been working very hard on their version of Georgia O’Keefe’s Red Poppy. We studied organic shapes as well as the life and motivation of Georgia O’Keefe. Students drew in pencil on watercolor paper, paying close attention to the size of the flower. They worked to replicate and learn from Georgia’s style of enlarging these delicate flowers to enhance the beauty. We then explored using a wet on wet water color technique to achieve a natural appearance in each petal. Finally students went back with watercolor to add details in the petals to create depth. BEAUTIFUL!!
The 5th graders at the Roberts have worked incredibly hard this fall to create three projects: Layered Leaves, Owls, and Monochromatic Cities. Our focus has been on drawing, lines, shapes, patterns, mixing colors to create new colors, and learning to use variations of the same color. We have used a variety of materials ranging from markers and oil pastels, to watercolor paints, crayons, and black pens. Check it out!
Last month, second and third graders were both learning about Post Impressionist painters, especially Vincent Van Gogh. We studied how the Post Impressionist painters used line and color to create their art and then we experimented with our own art – the results were amazing!
After learning about the “harvest” and discussing different types of farms, second graders at the Roberts drew scarecrows in different types of gardens. We payed special attention to the time of day and foreground, middleground, and background to make sure our scarecrow art was amazing!