Greenbrier's collaborative project this year is a fence weaving inspired by the book "A Nest for Celeste" by Henry Cole. We read excerpts of the book where it describes Celeste's weaving process when she creates her baskets. Each student created their own weft strip and choose a word to inspire their weft strip. These words are based on artistic intentions.
When students were finished with their weft strip they wove it into the fence
Greenbrier Weaves Us Together
DISTRICT ART EVENT- Student attend workshops at SMS from 6-7:30 on October 2nd. Please pre-register by September 25th using the link. Registration is required: https://goo.gl/forms/TlEBi3wIFAsiayb33
Parents will stay for the first 20 minutes for a brief overview of the submission process. We hope our artistic gators can enjoy this great event!
Our first day of art together students found out where they sit. We then reviewed our 2-Dimensional shapes. We had students create their shapes out of popsicles sticks under the document camera. We also did some team building with our art tables by reviewing some 3-Dimensional shapes. Each table had to work together to create a cube using modeling clay and popsicle sticks.
Second grade students looked at artists Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Romare Bearden as inspiration to create their abstract faces. When reading the story, Hello, Fruit Face! by Claudia Strand, students noticed that although they were abstract they could easily identify his subject matter as a portrait. Arcimboldo painted built his faces using fruits, vegetables, and things from nature but he focused on his proportions and the shapes he used to build his faces to maintain realistic qualities of a face. Students focused on basic proportions to create their portraits and also thought through which shapes and magazine images to use for each part of the their person's features.
Fifth grade students had their first discovery day where they learned 7 different watercolor techniques. Students identified the techniques and then went to different stations to try each technique to create a reference sheet. The last station the students got to combine techniques to help prepare for their first Artist Trading Card. The last station was definitely their favorite because they began to brainstorm how they could incorporate these techniques to relate to their theme for their watercolor card.
Fifth grade students practiced different watercolor techniques. Students cycled through stations to practice all techniques and then students had an opportunity to combine the different techniques at the last station. Students will be required to combine at least two techniques in their watercolor artist trading card.
"I want to offer art as an outlet of expression to my students to help them gain a personal sense of accomplishment, ownership, and confidence while creating their work."