Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ceramic tile art for our garden project

We have started our ceramic tile project for our garden this week... The students are making relief tiles inspired by our garden. These will be fired and glazed with vivid colors and displayed inside the fence for all to enjoy in they garden. Check our our clay beginnings! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inspired by Hundertwasser

Our fourth graders learned about Austrian painter and architect, Friedrichsen Hundertwasser. The students were inspired by his connection with nature and architectural designs. Hundertwasser wasn't a fan of straight lines, however spiral patterns can be found in many of his paintings. Check out our mixed media project inspired by this awesome artist! 
Here are a few finished cityscape projects inspires by architect and artist, Friedrichsen Hundertwasser .


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Art class in the garden inspires by Georgia O'keefe

Our third graders are learning about artist Georgia O'keefe. She was one of the great America artists who paved the way for female artists with her up close and personal views of the world. She was known for her taking a closer look at things in nature and painting them so large and from a perspective so close that her artwork sometimes seemed abstract and difficult to recognize.
 I took our third graders to the Harris garden to draw from O'keefe's perspective. They are doing an excellent job! 
We saw some interesting creatures along the way!