June - "Wow Cityscapes"
Do you dream about traveling to beautiful cities all over the world? In June, students will have the opportunity to travel the world through their own art! Pack your bags - your artist will be creating dazzling cities and skyscrapers, as well as iconic architecture around the world. Together, we will be mapping out cities we have experienced when traveling with family and friends. Students will identify things we know about larger cities, students will sketch their own cities on paper vertically, making sure to overlap buildings and show more than one side of a building.
July - "Passport to Design"
Art class is much more powerful when it has a meaning or life lesson behind it. Whether honoring a historical figure or re-creating an ancient technique, combining art with history, society and culture enhances student learning across multiple subjects. This month we will “travel” around the world and discover artists from different cultures. Students will discover how artists used various forms of media, including paint, pastels, and pencil, while executing their techniques.
July 6th is renowned Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo’s birthday. This week students will be celebrating her by showcasing her love of animals, juxtaposition, botanicals, and the vibrant colors of Mexico.
August - "Colors Beyond the Horizon"
Take us to paradise! Students will take one last “vacation” before school starts. This month is all about the tropics! We are going to paint beautiful beach scenes with a spectacular sunset in the sky and silhouetted palm trees. Students will learn about creating a horizon point, silhouettes, symmetry, positive and negative space, perspective, and how the elements of art make our artwork look great.
The week of August 9th is..Shark Week! This week students will have a surprise project that will include creating JAW-some artwork!