Our fifth graders painted animal and insect eyes with acrylic paints. They focused on using varying painting techniques to create visual textures. Can you guess which eye belongs to which animal? Check your answers below:
We've been studying proportion using gesture drawings. Students could choose to strike a pose to model for the class. The class sketched out each student with a gesture drawing in under a minute. After studying our own poses we put Mr. Bones in a pose, too. Turns out- he likes to dance!
We've been making our own value scales using black and white paint. Today we used our gray scales to create charcoal drawings from observation of glowing jack o'lantern faces. We checked to make sure each grinning pumpkin had all the shades, tints, and tones in our scale to help it look truly terrifying- or spectacularly spooky. Don't be scared of these spooky faces!
We got our time capsuls from Ms. Fallon. They held artwork from first through fifth grades. We noticed how much we had grown and how our drawing skills kept getting better and better. Here are some photos of our top picks!
We're taking orders for cake! Clay cake that is. We've been busy in the kitchen, er, art room constructing wedged clay cake slices on plates. Once the cake slices have been bisque fired, we'll complete glazing. The second firing will deepen the colors and make them bold. The orders will be ready soon! Here's something to tide you over until then-
Fifth graders practiced the art of origami.They each folded a paper crane. After learned about the inspiring story of Sadako and the thousand paper Cranes, students reflected upon their own ideas about peace. They created acrostic poems to hang with their cranes
Fifth graders made their own value scales using tempera paint to show gradations from black to white within ten steps of shades, tints, and tones. While looking at a scale with six steps, students drew a glowing jack o'lantern using charcoal and chalk as spooky sounds and music played in the darkly lit classroom.
Fifth graders used all sorts of yarn to make these colorful pieces. Called God Eyes or Ojo de Dios, this artwork is traditionally made in a spirit of mediation and reflection and gifted as objects bringing good luck to their recipients. Still a work in progress, more will be revealed soon!
5th Grade Artists
We delve deep into ideas and techniques that strengthen our visual artistic choices.