Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kinder Students explore Mondrian and Primary Colors!

Kinder students learned about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.  We looked at several of his artworks and discussed his use of primary colors: red, yellow and blue, plus black and white.  We also talked about how he used squares and rectangles in his simple artworks.  Students then created their own versions of a Mondrian.  A fun day learning about color theory!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Second Grade Cityscape Paintings

Second Grade artists finished their outstanding Austin cityscapes!  We used basic shapes and lines to draw the unique city skyline of Austin with black crayon.  We included the Colorado River, otherwise known as Lady Bird Lake, in the foreground.  Then we looked at different Fauvist artists - artists that used bright imaginary colors during the art period of 1904- 1910.  Students took this inspiration to paint their cityscapes with imaginary colors.  Here is their display on our big art bulletin board.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fourth Grade House Sculptures

Fourth Grade artists are continuing their architecture unit of study, but this time we are working on form.  Form is the element of design that describes three-dimensional objects, or things that have height, width and depth.  Students are building two-story houses out of cardboard, and trying to give their houses a sense of character.  Students LOVE working in three-dimensions!  Check out their finished sculptures soon in the Zilker hallway!