Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Third Grade Laurel Burch Cats

Third Graders are working on their Laurel Burch cat drawings. After waiting for glue lines to dry, students worked on picking complementary colors and planning out where to place the colors on their cats. Here students are adding the colors using oil pastels.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fourth Grade Rain Forest Drawings

Fourth Graders looked at Henri Rousseau's Jungle paintings for inspiration, as well as photos and books about rain forests all over the world. We discussed how plants in the rain forests are fighting for sunlight, and how there is very little open space in the jungle. Students could choose one or two animals to place in their drawings as well. In these photos, students are adding color to their drawings.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Second Grade Matisse Collage

Second Graders have worked hard on their Henri Matisse Collages. Students learned to "draw with scissors" - a technique that Matisse described as cutting out shapes
without drawing the shapes first. Students cut out all sizes of free form shapes, starting with larger shapes first, and then overlapping with smaller shapes. Students also had to think about color as they planned their collages.

Here are students placing their shapes onto their collages, then rearranging them in different places until they were pleased with the composition. They glued down pieces after trying different ideas.