Second Grade Gallery
Students learned about artist pop artist Roy Lichtenstein who meticulously painted art that looked like comic book art. They added a new word to their vocabulary; Benday dots, which is what Roy screen printed onto his artwork. Students made a list of action words and picked their favorite one. They were only allowed to use the primary colors in their artwork and then used black as an outline and white for their bendy dots (with the help of a q-tip). Some classes used paint and other classes used markers. They all POP off the page!
Cloudy with a Chance.....
This is one of my favorite projects that combine a lot of techniques. We started the project by reading the original "Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs" book. Many students know the movie but have never read the book. The book is very different than the movie but we were able to find the similarities too. Students used sharpies and oil pastels to draw a person looking up at the sky with their mouth open. Then they used college to create their favorite foods falling from the sky.
In keeping with our District's "Building Bridges" theme, 2nd graders learned about Claude Monet and his bridge paintings. They learned that Monet had the Japanese bridge that appears in many of his painting built right on his property so he could paint it anytime he wanted to. The students painted with a wet-on-wet watercolor technique to create the background. We then sprinkled lots salt all over the paintings. Once they were dry the students used oil pastels to add a bridge, lily pads, flowers and vines.
3/4 View Snowmen
Students were shown a new way to draw a snowman. Instead of straight on, they drew a 3/4 view, cropping the snowman off the page. They used construction paper crayons to make it look like pastels. The even put touches of yellow on the edges to show the glow of the moon.
Bad Hair Day
Even the most basic art can be beautiful and full of detail. We talked about having a bad hair day and all of the lines that we have learned about. Using only black sharpies and repeating lines they created these whimsical detailed drawings.