Grade 3: Third graders learned about the group of artist known as the Fauvists. We looked at some of the paintings by Henri Matisse and compared them to Claude Monet, to learn about how the Fauvists were creating paintings very different from most painters at the time. Taking our cues from the Fauvists, third graders were limited in their color choices, and were pushed to try non-representational colors for their landscapes. Check out some in-process photos below, and make sure to click through to see the finished pieces on Artsonia!
Grade 4: This new unit has to be one of my favorite new units this year. Inspired by a high school art teacher from North Carolina, I decided to share with fourth grade my love of street art. We looked at Shepard Fairey’s work, and talked about the art of street art. They had lots of questions, mostly about it being legal or not! Their assignment was to collaborate with a partner to create a hitchhiker street art character. Check out the many photos below, and click through to see everyone’s work on Artsonia!