Watercolor Houses – Grade 2 (Room 8)

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2nd grade artists designed some fantastic buildings after learning a bit about architecture.
As a class we looked at a variety of buildings around Acton, and realized they are just made up of many simple shapes.
 
 
 
 

This knowledge was then used to design their own house.  To help with the inspiration, a variety of photographs were referenced while working, and it was expected that students focus on the little details, as well as the big ones.

When it came to painting them, bright colors, and interesting details were the focus of these pieces, as you can see from these in-progress examples.
 
 
Be sure to check out the finished pieces on display at Conant right now!
 
Massachusetts Art Curriculum Frameworks

1.1 Use a variety of materials and media.
1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media.  
1.3 Learn and use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques.
1.4 Learn to take care of materials and tools and to use them safely.
2.1 For color, explore & experiment with the use of color in dry and wet media.  Identify primary and secondary colors and gradations of black, white and gray in the environment & artwork.
2.2 For line, explore the use of line in 2D and 3D works.  Identify a wide variety of types of lines in the environment and in artwork.
2.6 For space & composition, explore composition by creating artwork with a center of interest, repetition, &/or balance.  Demonstrate an understanding of foreground, middle ground, & background.
3.1  Create 2D and 3D artwork from direct observation    
3.3 Create 2D & 3D artwork from memory or imagination to tell a story or embody an idea or fantasy.
4.3 As a class, develop and use criteria for informal classroom discussions about art.

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