Archive - Mrs. Cleary's 1-2 Blog


1-2: 2014-2015

posted Jan 5, 2015, 2:34 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 2:34 PM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will be exploring how to communicate emotions and stories through various types of lines; 2-D geometric and organic shapes; primary, secondary, and complimentary colors; contrast through plain vs. pattern, geometric vs. organic shapes, warm vs. cool colors, textures vs. non-textures; the creation of physical textures; the use of regular patterns; symmetrical balance; and regular rhythm by doing an in-depth investigation of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. In addition, we will describe and analyze art from throughout history and the world by examining clay pinch pots from Ancient Mesopotamia, Asia, and America. Students will learn terms such as modeling clay, stylus, 3D, 2D, greenware, bisqueware, glazeware, slip, score, etc.

Week of 4/21/14 - 4/25/14

posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:56 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 3:56 PM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will show three different types of clay building methods by creating a small forest creature or a small forest creature house using the slab construction, pinch pot, and coil methods. Artists will understand the need for scoring and slipping clay by making a clay piece that stays together once bone dry. Artists will also demonstrate understanding of clay vocabulary by talking about the kiln, firing, glazing, and building techniques.

Week of 4/7/14 - 4/11/14

posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:51 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 3:51 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Artists are finishing up their Mehndi/Henna by looking at how different cultures throughout the world use Henna, and talking about the different types of designs commonly created. Artists have created a Mehndi drawing that has an example of radial balance, symmetrical balance, and overlapping by drawing different patterns created by shapes and lines. Artists will demonstrate proper brush care and use of watercolor techniques by adding watercolors to Mehndi drawings. Artists will decide whether or not painting outside of the hands, inside of the hands, or both inside and outside of the hands will best complete their designs.

Week of 3/10/14 - 3/14/14

posted Mar 10, 2014, 11:53 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 11:53 AM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists finished up their symmetrical name monsters, and did an incredible job! Artists will learn about Mehndi/Henna by looking at how different cultures throughout the world use Henna, and talking about the different types of designs commonly created. Artists will create a Mehndi drawing that has an example of radial balance, symmetrical balance, and overlapping by drawing different patterns created by shapes and lines.

GET READY FOR AN AMAZING SPECIAL ASSEMBLY! Acclaimed illustrator and author, Artie Sandstone, will be reading his books during a very special assembly on Wednesday, March 19th from 8:15 - 9:15am. Check out his website, and get excited for a literary and artistic treat!

http://www.artiesandstone.com/ 

Week of 2/24/14 - 2/28/14

posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:00 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 3:00 PM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will understand symmetry by designing symmetrical name monsters. Artists will identify warm, cool, and neutral colors by separating markers into their color families. Artists will decide how lines, shapes, colors, and space can be used to create something new by turning their names into original monsters.

Week of 2/10/14 - 2/13/14

posted Feb 10, 2014, 10:08 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 10:08 AM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will describe how different media, techniques and processes cause different effects by using introduced art terminology such as resist and transfer to describe their own, peer’s, and famous works of art. Artists will also describe the visual characteristic of work using art terminology such as warm/cool colors, symmetry, etc.).

Week of 1/27/14 - 1/31/14

posted Jan 27, 2014, 10:40 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 10:40 AM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will continue to show proper oil pastel techniques by making sure none of the paper can be seen on their landscape drawings. Artists will also continue to look at and talk about perspective by drawing an image with a foreground, middleground, and background. 

Week of 1/13/14 - 1/17/14

posted Jan 13, 2014, 4:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 13, 2014, 4:10 PM by Laura Karstens ]

1 - 2 Artists are learning about Folk Art by examining Maud Lewis's paintings. Artists are exploring the size of objects in a landscape by looking at and talking about backgrounds, middlegrounds, and foregrounds in paintings and drawings. They're also experimenting with perspective in landscapes by drawing an image with a background, middleground, and foreground. 

Week of 12/16/13

posted Dec 16, 2013, 9:57 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 16, 2013, 9:57 AM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists will explore the size of objects in a landscape by looking at and talking about backgrounds, middlegrounds, and foregrounds in paintings and drawings. Artists will experiment with perspective in landscapes by drawing an image with a background, middleground, and foreground. Artists will also be learning about and discussing Folk Art by examining Maud Lewis's paintings.

Week of 12/2/13 - 12/13/13

posted Dec 2, 2013, 2:38 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 2:38 PM by Laura Karstens ]

1-2 Artists are finishing up the final details of their fairy houses, and we'll be moving into creating with clay! Artists will listen to and discuss the book The Pot That Juan Built by Nancy Andrews, and apply newly formed clay building skills to create a coil pot. Artists will choose between making a coil pot or turning the coil pot into a fairy or forest animal house.

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