All the students had a blast filling their passports and attending the assembly on Hispanic Heritage day. I chose to dress up as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the day. The students learned that she painted self portraits because she was largely bedridden from a trolley accident. We also talked about how she didn’t […]
Continuing to look at the work of Alberto Giacometti, the students took their favorite gesture drawing and created a solid shadow version of that drawing. Then students built human figures out of pipe cleaner and wrapped those figures in aluminum foil. Lastly, students posed their 3D figure to match the pose of their gesture drawing […]
Second graders are learning about gesture drawing and the artist Alberto Giacometti. They drew quick sketches, about a minute each, from the teacher’s poses at the front of the room. After a few rounds of practice, several students were chosen to model for the class.
The students started off the year in art by talking about the element of line and how lines can communicate different emotions. Then we looked at the work of artist Kelsey Montague who is now famous for her winged murals and #whatliftsyou hashtag that has taken social media by storm. As part of a collaborative […]