Friday, February 22, 2013

Lincoln Elementary Residency

 This winter and spring of 2013 I am a resident art teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in South Corvallis. I am visiting 4th and 5th graders in 3 classrooms every other week for a total of 12 classes. Each class I will do different art projects with the students ranging from drawing and painting to clay! The idea is to expose students to different art media, teach them basic fundamentals and techniques, and encourage their artistic self-expression! I wanted to share some of the projects here!

 OPPOSITES ATTRACT! In this lesson, the students learned about primary and secondary colors, Mixing colors on a palette and complimentary colors. Students created landscapes that utilized complimentary colors in order to make their paintings "pop".

 PEOPLE AND CARTOONING!! In this project, we learned about drawing people, proportions, and features. Students then designed their own cartoon characters!!

This week (April 19th) students looked at the work of MC Escher for inspiration and developed their own patterns. They drew their designs in oil pastels and then added watercolors over the top to fill the white space in the background and make the pastel colors "pop"! Here are some examples from this week's project:

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