Here is what we have planned this week:
Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will continue continue working on their collages. Then, they will use watercolor paints to create paintings.
1st Grade: These students will continue learning about color and value. Each student will continue creating a color wheel and a value scale.
2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue creating drawings that use warm colors and cool colors.
3rd Grade: The 3rd graders will continue creating complimentary color drawings.
5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about perspective. I will explain that perspective is a technique that artists use to create the illusion of depth in a work of art and show examples of works of art using one-point perspective. After watching a demonstration, each student will create a drawing that shows at least 3 objects in one-point perspective. To see the instructions for the drawing, click HERE and then HERE.
6th Grade: These students will finish creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. This week, each student will continue working on his / her final draft.
NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school. I will be available before school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 – 8:45. I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15. I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school. I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).
7th Grade: The students will continue learning about Conceptual Art. This week, students will finish their drawings based on instructions written by the artist Sol LeWitt.
NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them. These drawings are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.
8th Grade: These students will also begin a project on Cubism. I will show the students examples of Cubist paintings created by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Grís. I will talk about the influences of Cubism and point out the characteristics of a Cubist painting. Then, each student will begin planning his / her Cubist still life painting in pencil.
As always, please let me know if there are any questions.
Murray Language Academy