Last year I did a similar project with first grade but decided to change a few things. I felt last year their projects were a little too similar looking at the end and decided to loosen the reigns a little bit this year. Students were able to choose animal or bird and had the option of using a stencil to draw their body, design it them self or a little bit of both. See 2017 post for artist inspiration.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
It seems that every year fourth grade gets more and more creative with their masks. See 2017 Masks too for more detail one what we discussed during the lesson. Students started with a plastic animal form but are limited to the Roylco forms from Blick Art Materials. Then then after applying a later of plaster they are able to transform the masks into their own animals or characters by adding newspaper and tape or model magic to build up for ears, horns, snouts, etc and then add another layer of plaster. After we are done painting, we were able to add embellishments like feathers and gems with some of the extra money we raised on Artsonia.
After we finished our masks I showed this video to students as another way they can make masks at home with more easily accessible supplies.
We also watch the video below to see how how a Venetian artists creates his masks.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Below are some of the recent purchases I was able to make with the Artsonia fundraising
* To be used on top of our finished fourth grade masks to create a protective finish.
*Gems to be used as embellishments to our fourth grade masks in addition to features and wire we used last class.
* Facepaint for the Hope For Tomorrow event where I volunteered to do the face painting table with a few other teachers.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Students began this unit by identifying the facial cues that help express emotion. We viewed a variety if portraits showing different emotions and then played emotional pictionary with the help from some expressive face worksheets. Next, we learned about cubism through the work of Pablo Picasso. After students became familiar with the different cubist attributes, we had to choose one of 6 emotions (anger, disgust, fear, surprise, joy, and sadness) and create a portrait to express that emotion. While applying color, students learned how different colors could help better express their moods. See if you can guess their expression.