December 3, 2010

Pop Art Wild Things

The 2nd Grade students used Maurice Sendak's children's book, "Where The Wild Things Are" as inspiration for this project. After reading the story and creating a list of animal characteristics they observed in the Wild Things, students began to create their own. Students sketched four different Wild Things of their own and chose their favorite for their final artwork. After learning about the printmaking technique, students transferred their drawing to a Styrofoam printing block and made four, color prints. They then created beautiful and colorful “frame” patterns using construction paper crayons. These artworks POP with color!

Ancient Egyptian Statues

The 3rd Grade students learned about the art and culture of Ancient Egyptians. They learned about different gods and goddesses from Egyptian culture and how they were often represented by animals like dogs (jackals)--Anubis, and cats--Bastet. Students created their Egyptian animal statues and enjoyed writing their names in (a loose) hieroglyphic translation as well as adding details that are characteristic of Egyptian artwork.