November 7, 2017

News from your child's school art room
November 7, 2017
Dryden's Art Program-First Trimester News
from Mrs. Fuglestad
Thank you for taking a few moments to find out what has been happening in your child's art class. There is so much more learning going on than a glimpse in the hallways would show since we do so many digital extensions to our learning with our class set of iPads.

Also please take a moment to explore the resources I gathered to help your artist connect with Celeste from our one book one school event, A Nest for Celeste, including a draw-along with the author/illustrator Henry Cole.

Just for Kindergarten

Kindergarteners mixed the three primary colors to make a symmetrical design that had hints of the secondary colors. Then they used construction paper to design a body that was the best SIZE and SHAPE to turn it into a butterfly.
See their paint butterflies here.
Then they used their imaginations and the magic of green screen to pretend to be the body of the butterfly they created.
See their digital butterflies here.
I also put all the student butterflies into one slideshow video here.
Learn more about the lesson on my blog post here:
Symmetrical Paint Butterflies

Just for Grade 1

1st graders watched a tumblebook animation of the story, Lima Bean Monster. This inspired a fun and creative Lima Bean Monster drawing where each student designed expressive eyes, noses, mouths, teeth, and heads that filled their paper. Then they painted with color balance carefully traced it in black marker.
View their monsters here.
Learn about the process, behind the scenes, resources and more in my post here: 1st Grade Lima Bean Monsters
1st graders posed with their favorite vegetable as if they were the body of their Lima Bean Monster. Their paintings covered their heads. They layered their figure on an "Eat Your Veggies" background to make a graphic design poster that encourages healthy choices.
View these images here 
I also put their design into a video slideshow set to their favorite vegetable song, Veggie Fever. 
You can find them in my post or go directly to them:
1-1 https://animoto.com/play/finHCW0TC1vUtBfjw4cF9A
1-2 https://animoto.com/play/yAFPMEtboNJCLr9R9eWs1g
1-3 https://animoto.com/play/Eiq68Ln1bz0vzi2vnW1HNg
MA1 https://animoto.com/play/IzcMVSh1kvHaWDHl83Qw1A

Just for Grade 2

2nd graders are learning who George Washington was as they carefully drew these realistic portraits.
I loved their sketches so much I posted them here.
View this post to see our resources and learn more:
They painted their portraits as realistically as they could including shadows on his face and a touch red mixed in to make his cheeks rosy.
View the painting here.

See this tweet where I play with animating a George Washington Portrait.
See these tweets where students use the Green Screen app to speak through George.

Just for Grade 3

3rd graders learned to draw in perspective as they created the shape for their magic carpet. They needed to view it from a side angle so that they could ride it (stay tuned for that!)
View their carpets here.

We have big plans for these carpets. Find out in my blog post about our green screen tricks and stop-motion animation backgrounds that will make the students look like they are flying over famous landmarks in the USA.

Each student posed for a still image where that was layered digitally over their carpet and a photo of clouds. View these here.
3-4 took their carpets on a test ride. Watch their animation here.
See 3-2 take a ride on their carpets.
3-1 had art on Halloween morning. They haunted the art room See this tweet to find out how.

Just for Grade 4

4th graders drew over a video of themselves saying a word or phrase. This technique is called a rotoscope. All their phrases link to together as they recite a patriotic message.
View their favorite still image from their animation.
See my post to learn how they did this: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/patriotic-lip-sync
View the class animations below:
4-1 & 4-2 The Preamble: https://vimeo.com/238838980
4-3 ending of poem, New Colossus: https://vimeo.com/239533867
4-4 Pledge of Allegiance: https://vimeo.com/238764246
Some of the 4th graders haunted the art room before Halloween by creating holograms:
View my post with tutorial and resources explaining how to create a custom hologram.
See the video of what they created.

Just for Grade 5

5th graders are working on a collaborative Exquisite Corpse game inspired by the surreal artists. Each student contributes one Head, Middle, or leg painting that can be mixed and matched with others.
See the post: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/exquisite-corpse-collaborative-dotday
View the one painting each artist created on one side of a cardboard box here.
These were then digitally collected and collaged by each student to show a unique figure.
View them here.
These are now on display in the hallways, nooks, and some low traffic spaces of Dryden. View my tweet of them lined up and ready for their installation.

Some of the 5th graders haunted the art room before Halloween by creating holograms:
View my post with tutorial and resources explaining how to create a custom hologram.
See the video of what they created.
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Our dream is that every young artist will have an online art gallery, preserving their masterpieces in a digital portfolio!