Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2nd Grade Georgia O'Keeffe Flower Paintings

Students are learning about the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We read a book about her life, and looked at many of her paintings, especially her flower paintings.
We also talked about the intermediate colors, which are created when a primary color and a secondary color are mixed together. We practiced drawing flowers by looking at photos of flowers as well as reproductions of O'Keeffe's flower paintings. Then students practiced mixing intermediate colors with crayons first, then created their own color wheels with paint.

Students drew technical drawings of flowers as well, labeling the different parts of the flower: stem, leaf, sepal, pistil, stamen, stigma, and petal.

Last, we began painting our own flower paintings, after choosing our best drawings and our favorite intermediate color for the large petals.

Fourth Grade Clay Masks

Students are adding texture, pattern, shapes, and lines to their clay masks. The needle tool is the main tool used, but students are also using plastic modeling tools to stamp textures. Look closely at some of their intricate designs!