Color Families & Kandinsky

Take a look at what Ms Rigg-Anderson’s and Ms Kitaoka’s classes have been up to. They learned about color families, then had to pick one and use those colors to create an acrylic painting using the kinds of shapes that Vassily Kandinsky used in some of his abstract works.

Color Families

Inspired by the abstract work of Kandinsky, my grade three classes embarked on their own acrylic abstract paintings. Using what they had learned from their sketchbook mission about color theory, and the shapes that Kandinsky used, they created their own masterpieces. Take a look at the paintings created by Ms Dripps and Ms Wilcox’s classes. To take a closer look at the paintings click on the Grade Three Artists Gallery.

Painting Like Keith Haring

Ms Dripps’ class is the first grade three class to finish their Keith Haring project. We started this project with a game called Roll a Haring. The kids rolled dice to see what elements from Keith Haring’s work they would use in their own paintings. It was really fun!  We printed our back grounds using secondary colors and used primary colors to paint our characters. If you want to take a closer look at their work you will find it in the Grade Three Artists Gallery, in the meantime, enjoy the video.

Ms Dripp’s Class

Behind the Mask

Henri Matisse was our Artist of the Month in March. That is when we started work on our ceramic masks. We knew that Matisse had given Pablo Picasso a mask that had inspired him, so we thought we would make our own masks. Instead of creating an African mask like the gift Matisse gave Picasso, we used the designs and shapes that we saw in some of Matisse’s work to decorate our masks. It was a great way to practice clay joinery and work on our glazing skills.

Mr. Kennedy’s Class

Ms Farris’ Class

Mrs. Burnett’s Class

Ms Zarikow’s Class

Mrs. Buxton’s Class

 

 

Monet’s Garden

Last month, we celebrated the work of Claude Monet. The students learned lots of things about this famous Impressionist. Inspired by his beautiful water gardens, my grade three classes tried to ‘bottle’ those beautiful colours with their waterlily project. Students covered bottle in various shades of blue and green tissue paper. They painted waterlilies on the bottles, trying to make it look like there was a hint of sunlight bouncing off the edge of the lily pads.

Mrs. Burnett’s Class

Mrs. Buxton’s Class

Ms Farris’ Class

Mr. Kennedy’s Class

Ms Zarikow’s Class