Describe: What do you see?
Interpret: What is happening in this quilt? Are there things that remind you of your family?
What inspires artists to create? What inspired the artist to create this work of art? Defend your answer.
If you could journey into this work of art, what would you take with you? Why?
Why do people make art?
Analyze: What kinds of lines do you see? Are their organic shapes? Geometric shapes? How does your eye want to move around the picture?
Explain how the artist created this work of art. Defend your answer.
Evaluate: What do you like about this quilt?
What is a self-potrait?
What would be in your self portrait? Where? When? Why?
People all over the world wear masks!
Essential Question: How can my mask transform me?
How do you think Japanese people feel when they wear these masks?
How do you think African people feel when they wear these masks?
How do you think Alaskan Natives feel when they wear these masks?
We will make a mask to transform ourselves! What kind of animal do you want to make? Something shy or something fierce? Something clever or something strong? Something cute or something scary?
Today, we need to OBSERVE what characteristics these critters have. Then we will brainstorm how to make them in our masks.
How will we change the form of a pinch pot to make it look like something natural?
Artists brainstormed natural forms they could create with pinch pots, and then given time and space to let their imaginations and fingers go nuts! It was a ton of fun to see what they came up with.
Little artists blended red into orange into yellow to create a sunset sky. Then we cut out black shapes to show silhouettes of animals and people. Students had the choice to create the shapes from their imaginations, follow along as we did directed drawing on the board, or use the animal pictures on their tables to draw from. I was so impressed with their work!!!
Students blended colors to create a gradient. Then we had a drawing day, where students were given the option of following along as we did directed drawing from student-chose fish in a google search, or using the pictures of fish on their tables to draw on their own. They did such a great job!! 1st graders worked very hard.
Students use oil pastels and watercolors to make records of their happy moments.
Essential Question: How can we use art to share and celebrate happy moments in our lives?
Students made and used simple sketchbooks to plan ideas for amazing playgrounds.
Essential Question: How do artists get ideas for creating artwork?