Saturday, November 3, 2012

Something New...

What a week!!! Almost every class in the last week started a new project. After exploring the Elements of Art in our brochures, students are now exploring the relationship between art and the other subjects that they learn in school. In this first round of new projects, students are learning about the connections between Art and Math!

Throughout the next several weeks, I will be sharing some pics of the new projects that we have started in each grade. This week I am sharing with you what the 5th grade is up to...


After learning about the life of M.C. Escher and viewing several of his artworks, students began creating their tessellation inspired designs. Students learned that to create a traditional tessellation, you have to create a design that does not overlap, nor creates any gaps. Pieces must fit together like a puzzle. Some students decided to create interesting shapes, imagining what their design could be and others decided to try to create a recognizable object in their tessellation. I can't wait to see what their artworks will look like when they are finished!!!

Next week, I will be sharing with you what the 1st and 2nd grade students are working on! Just a hint for you...the 1st graders are learning about an artist that attended the University of South Carolina and the 2nd grade students are learning about an artist who started out by drawing shoes for advertisements. 

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