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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In Second Grade we have been "ROCKing" and "ROLLing"

Second graders learned how to create repeating spirals on paper in preparation for learning to roll coils in clay... 









...and incorporate them into a pot form. Some students took it a bit further and actually created animals out of their pots!

Here are some finished pieces...











We also explored the art of Ed Emberley, specifically his "fingerprint techniques".
We used our fingers and watercolor to create prints, then used thin black markers to add detail.

They are so creative!








We then learned about "Lascaux Cave" in France, 
and talked about cave art / storytelling.
We took a piece of paper and "weathered" it to look like rock by tearing the edges, adding watercolor and 
rubbing salt into the surface. 

Finishing it by crinkling the paper and allowing it to dry...





Then we came back the next class to draw our cave art elements and forms. We then added color by taking various "clay and natural" colored pastels. We then dipped our finger in water and rubbed the pastel to create a paste. 
This was then applied to the drawings using our fingers...







They were then displayed on our "cave wall" in the hallway...











Finally, we most recently studied Aboriginal Art and 
created x-ray fish. This took us about 4 classes to finish.
The process started by drawing a fish and the internal organs. Followed by outlining the fish numerous times. They then colored the fish and organs using metallic colored pencils and colored the outlines using marker...


Then they added details in every section of the fish using a permanent marker and repeating patterns. 
They could not repeat a pattern once it was used in an area...

Here are some completed...











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