Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Butterflies

Students in PreK and Kinder created these wonderful cut-out butterflies just in time for spring! We began by creating a perfectly symmetrical butterfly. Students created a texture painting and used different textured papers to create the sun and the grass. This is a great project for spring that also explores the art element of texture!

Jackson Pollock Inspired Abstract Paintings

International Academy students created these watercolor abstract paintings. We first learned about the Abstract and Abstract Expressionist art movements. We talked about how artists started using the elements of art in a non-representational way to express emotions and feelings. Students painted a light wash in watercolor over the entire page. Next, we used straws to blow paint around the page to mimic the abstract line work of American Abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Last, students outlined the paint splatter to add to the contrast.