Art Portfolio's are coming home this week! All of our Carrcroft artists are so excited to share their world art with you! Today we spent time reviewing all of our project from around the world and sharing our favorite works of art!
Videos of students talking about their favorite works of art coming soon!
What does Aboriginal mean?
Aboriginal Art is art made by the indigenous people of Australia. It includes works in a wide range of media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, and sand painting.
Dot painting consists of various paint colors like yellow ( Sun), brown ( soil), red ( desert sand), and white ( clouds and sky). These are traditional Aboriginal colors. Dot paintings can be painted on anything though in Aboriginal times they used to paint dot pictures on rocks. Mostly indigenous Australians painted images of nature like animals, hands, or lakes. They used to paint stories and legends on caves and rocks to represent their religion as well.
Carrcroft artists grade K-5 embarked on a three week creative process that started with tracing their hand or creating an Australian animal on construction paper. Using oil pastels, scissors, pencil, and crayon each student added unique and intricate dot designs inside their work of art. During the second session each student designed a background for their hand or animal using Australian dream time symbols. Each work of art tells a story about the person or animal using these special symbols. Finally, we experimented with dot painting on top of our background using tempera paint, sticks, straws, and Q-tips.
After completing our Australian masterpieces each student had the choice to write a detailed dream time story about their project or write a letter to Ms. Sipress asking her questions about her trips to Australia. I will post photos of both in the art gallery below!
Australian Art Gallery
5th grade students went on a trip to the Brandywine River Art Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennseylvania this week. This field trip was a golden broom reward for earning the most golden brooms in art from September to November. The 5th grade earned a total of 20 golden brooms.
On our trip to the museum we visited the Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City exhibit, the Brandywine Christmas train exhibit, as well as Jamie and Andrew Wyeth's collections.
Below are a few examples of works viewed at the museum.
After our visit to the Brandywine River art museum, we began creating our own works of art inspired by our trip.
Carrcroft's 5th grade students will have their own student art exhibit
in the Imagine Brandywine Annex at the museum.
The Imagine Brandywine Exhibit will be on display
March 5, 2017 - May 21st, 2017
Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Ashanti tribe of South Ghana. The icon of African cultural heritage around the world, Kente cloth is identified by its dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colors, geometric shapes, and bold designs. Kente characterized by weft designs woven into every available block of plain weave is called adweneasa. The Akan/ Ashanti people choose Kente cloths as much for their names as their colors and patterns.
History of Kente Cloth
I discovered two very cool 360 degree videos that can be used with your ipod, tablet, or iphone! Simply play the video below and move your device around to see different parts of the work of art! Both videos can also be viewed on your computer using the navigation arrows in the two left corner of the video.
Walk inside the a Van Gogh Painting
Walk inside a japanese Painting
1st grade Dragon Puppets
"I can create works of art that reflect cultural traditions."
Key vocabulary: Dragon, Chinese New Year, Line, Form, Texture, Folding, and Gluing.
5th grade Chinese New Year
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3rd grade artwork: Cherry Blossom Tree Sumi-e paintings
Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
(from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing")
Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.
In the earliest nature prints, inks or pigments were applied directly to the relief surface of leaves and/or other relatively flat natural subjects in order to capture images of their sizes, shapes, surface textures, and delicate vein or scale patterns.
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A matryoshka doll also known as a Russian nesting doll is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. Matryoshka dolls are often referred to as "babushka dolls", babushka meaning "grandmother"
How to make a Nesting Doll
Step by Step
Key Words: Russia, Patterns, Big, Medium, small,
Here you will find photos and information about our latest projects in the art room and out and about in the halls of Carrcroft Elementary. In addition, I will post fun extra credit art projects that can be done at home and on long vacations.
Acts Of Kindness
Ink Wash Painting
One Point Perspective
Shui Mo Hua Painting