Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fourth Grade Haunted Houses: Spooky indeed!!

We are finally finished with our Haunted Houses! I added the spray paint, and as a final touch students glued a few spider webs for an authentic "creepy" look. Students then wrote a short description or story about their house. Students agreed that having built their houses helped them get their creative writing ideas flowing.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Kinder Free Form Shapes: Leaf Paintings

Kinder students are learning a lot this month! We talked about free form shapes and looked around the art room for examples. Then we created texture rubbings with leaf texture plates and crayons, since leaves are excellent examples of free form shapes. The next class we talked about painting and how to use our brushes gently. Here are students using their brushes to add colors to their leaves with tempera paints.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fifth Grade Perspective Drawings

Fifth Grade Art students are busy creating three dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Bedroom in Arles", students are creating an interior gallery space on their papers using several perspective techniques, including converging lines, overlapping, size, and shadows. Each student gets to decide what kind of art is hanging in his or her gallery. We are finishing this great project by adding color with color pencils.