Third thru fifth graders experimented with how lines can be used to show movement, mood, etc. and discussed the use of line in Batiks. They created a pencil line drawing on white paper. When they were satisfied with their drawing, they traced over the pencil lines with black sharpie. White cloth was then stretched over their line drawings and the students used Elmer's Washable Gel Glue to draw the lines on their cloth. Once the glue was dry, students used Acrylic paint to color their cloth. After the paint dried, the glue was washed out to create these beautiful batiks.
Students worked all day rehearsing and hanging their artwork for the Open House All School Program & Art Exhibit tomorrow night at 6:30 in the Sanctuary. A huge thank you to the National Junior Art Honor Society and Art Club members for their help after school! Here's a sneak peak of our student's work.
Middle school students viewed Pyrography Prezi on Artist Julie Bender (located on the Classwork page). They spent time researching and drawing ideas for their own wood burning project and preparing their piece of wood. Next, they copied their drawing onto their wood. After practicing with the different wood burning tips they begin working on their final project. Some students added color with acrylic paint. The final projects are amazing! A big thank you to former FBCS art teacher Linda Zapatka for coming and helping us with this unit.
First and second graders have been learning about shape, form, color, and line. We looked at paintings of fish by artist Sandra Silberzweig and discussed what type of marine life you might see in the ocean. Students practiced drawing different fish and then created these amazing pictures using pencils, sharpies, and crayons.