Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Grade Free Form Shapes

First Graders cut out their very own free form shapes, then traced it many times on a black piece of paper. Here they are tracing those lines with glue, which can be tricky! Next, we will add color inside the free form shapes, after the glue had had time to dry.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Kinder Line & Shape Collage

Kinder Art students are working hard on their line and shape collages. Today we added color and detail with markers.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fourth Graders: Haunted Houses and Ghostly Stories

Fourth Graders are working on their new project - Haunted Houses! We are using cardboard and glue for the basic structure of the house...lots of glue! Check out how much we've built so far. We will be writing ghost stories in Language Arts, so hopefully these haunted houses will help spark our imaginations and inspire some descriptive adjectives.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Third Graders and Radial Balance

Third Graders are creating designs that have radial balance, or two or more lines of symmetry. After reviewing lines and shapes, students started drawing their designs in the center of their papers, slowly radiating outward with a variety of lines and different shapes. We are now adding color, and the designs are starting to resemble kaleidoscopes!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First and Second Graders review Geometric Shapes.

We are working hard on our Geometric Shape review. Students first drew six different geometric shapes: circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, ovals, and diamonds. We then added texture by rubbing different texture plates. Next, we cut out and arranged the shapes to build a house, after studying a few artworks depicting sturdy architecture. We are now adding color and details to the front and back yard as well as the sky.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome Back!

The 2009-2010 School Year is off to a great start! All Zilker Elementary art students are studying shapes and lines, which are part of the Elements of Design, this first nine weeks.