This is Haley! Haley is one of our amazing K students who always comes ready to create in the art room!! She recently painted this fabulous work of art for her Papa’s birthday!! Haley’s mixed media canvas features watercolor, crayons, glue and of course thoughtful planning. We are all so proud of you, Haley!
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!!
Take a look at some of our artwork from this fall!
Amazing stuff has been going on in Kindergarten at the Roberts. We have learned the colors of the rainbow, how to designing turkeys, learned the Primary Colors, made snow people, and Owl Moon night time landscapes! We have spent time drawing, coloring, painting, cutting, and pasting all kinds of materials. We are having a blast and it is only January…stay tuned for more projects throughout the year!
It was an exciting fall for first graders at the Roberts. We kicked off the year with sailboats near and far where we worked hard on a crayon/watercolor resist. Then we created dancing stick figures as we played with lines – straight, curved, wiggly, contour, etc. We then switched gears to learn about our 3 Primary Colors and how to mix them together to make our Secondary Colors – Orange pumpkins on Green grass with Purple shadows!
This past fall, second graders at the Roberts took planning and design to a whole new level…an awesome level! The students worked so hard to plan and sketch their ideas and then did a beautiful job of coloring and painting in layers to achieve a fantastic finished product. Together we learned about the harvest, line, foreground/middle ground/background, color, texture, landscapes, Vincent Van Gogh, and how taking our time really pays off!
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 size of objects near and far, first graders at the Roberts drew sailboats near and far and also added in a background to help us imagine where these boats were sailing away to. We finished off our pencil and crayon drawings with watercolors to create a watercolor resist. The white crayon was the most exciting surprise of all!