Our donut project had a very nice conclusion. I provided the students with cake colored acrylic paint and the students applied the paint to half of their donut, followed by a frosting color of their choice (and sprinkles of course), although most went with pink.
This was a great opportunity for the students to work with 3-Dimensional materials, as we will begin our clay segment of art once we return from Pesach Break.
They turned out awesome and a lot of kids from the other grades have been asking if they can make them too…maybe we will: but out of CLAY!
Positive and Negative Space with 4th & 5th Grade
Students in 4th and 5th grade have been learning about the element of art that is Positive and Negative Space. I begin by showing them the below picture:
I ask them what they notice first: the faces or the vase? and then I explain positive and negative space. 5th grade is working on a project called Faces & Vases where they create a Greek Patterned design followed by attaching silhouette cut-outs of their face (which I trace for them).
4th Grade is learning about symmetry in Positive & Negative space by creating the following cut-out project:
Where the Wild Things Are
Last, but definitely not least, k-2 is learning about the wonderful author that is Maurice Sendak. I have been reading them the book Where the Wild Things Are, because it is 1) a cute story and 2) it is a Caldecott winner for Outstanding Picture Book. I have been teaching them how to draw a “wild thing” although some kids are just naturals…such as Ayelet who is in 2nd grade…