2nd grade artists learned about the process of printmaking. They also learned a lot about penguins! Did you know that most penguins live in arctic regions, but some live in warmer temperatures too? Artists used watercolor paints to create two backgrounds representing these different climates. (The background paintings look much better in real life, photography does not capture the metallic watercolor paints in the arctic settings or the colors subtlely blending.) Then the artists printed their penguin images on top of each painting using styrofoam printing plates. In the prints below can you spot the baby penguin? The penguin prey? A Macaroni penguin?
Toree Callaway2nd grade artists began the year by designing folders for their many masterpieces. Students were encouraged to reveal something about themselves in their drawings. They drew pictures of their favorite things, foods, pets etc. Dominic's robot began a lively class discussion of robots. Interesting how Sofia grouped everything - I especially love the paintbrushes in the upper left corner.
Next, we embarked on a study of line. These 3D line abstract sculptures are made from an adhesive-backed, colorful paper tape that I use for a variety of projects ever since I discovered it while working at The Carnegie Museum of Art many years ago. Artists titled their own sculptures.