Grade Three Prints

After exploring the lines and characters that Keith Haring frequently used, grade three students made prints inspired by the famous Pop Artist. Students created their draft on paper and then transferred their designs on to a Styrofoam printing plate.  After the initial print was made students picked one object on their print that the wanted to stand out by printing it with black ink.  Take a look at the prints Ms Wilcox and Ms Hooykaas’ classes created.  Below that video is the video explaining how we created the prints.

Clay Joinery

Grade four students have been working on their clay joinery and glazing skills. Inspired by the sculptures of Keith Haring, students created these mini sculptures with a practical purpose. You can see the work that Ms Brinton and Mr. Davidson’s classes created below. If you want a closer look at the work click on the Grade Four Artist Gallery to see the pictures individually.

Ms Brinton

Mr. Davidson

Pop Art People Pencil Holders

Grade four students have been working on their clay joinery and glazing skills. Inspired by the sculptures of Keith Haring, students created these mini sculptures with a practical purpose. You can see the work that Ms Harter’s class created below. If you want a closer look at the work click on the Grade Four Artist Gallery to see the pictures individually.

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

Inspired by Keith Haring, Created by Grade Four

This week my grade four students were very excited to see their Pop Art People Sculptures. After their final firing in the kiln the kids were amazed at how much the colors had changed. The dull flat colors of the glaze had become shiny and bold.  This project was all about clay joinery. It was a good chance for these young artists to practice scoring, slipping and blending. Some students found out the hard way that if they didn’t follow those steps that their work might not stay together. All and all  both the kids and I were pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Mr. Peterson’s Class

Mr. Davidson’s Class

Ms Redlin’s Class