Happy New Year!
This month, we have been very busy in the art room learning about famous artists. Some of our student artists have already begun projects based around this year’s theme which will be Henri Rousseau’s Surreal Jungle.
Our Kindergarten classes are in the process of finishing up and learning about the famous artist Henri Rousseau. We took a look at one of his paintings “The Snake Charmer”, and wondered what the picture was about and why he painted it. We then designed our own patterned snakes slithering through tall jungle grasses.
In first grade, our students have been learning about what surrealism is and how the famous artists interpret that style of painting. We applied our findings to our own beautiful animal portraits from Henri Rousseau’s jungle.
The second grade students continue to put their finishing touches on their jungle animals. The combination of florescent and metallic color oil pastels, incorporated with watercolors to create a watercolor resist, are quite stunning.
Our third grade students continue to use the famous artist Henri Rousseau as their next inspiration for their current works of art. They recently started portraits of giraffes with a surreal patterned body rather than the typical giraffe spots. We are learning to blend colors using different combinations of paint to create new colors.
In fourth grade, our students recently completed their Batiks. Below are a few finished examples.
In closing, I’m looking for volunteers to begin the process of mounting the art work for our annual art show in May. I already have quite a load of projects ready to be mounted and name tagged. Please consider helping out. It is a great way to be involved with your child’s education and it’s one of the easiest jobs, as no special talent is needed other than the ability to use a glue gun. The mounting can be done preferably in the art room any time during the day, or at home once I have shown you what to do. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help make the last HES art show the best ever!