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Visual Art Learning Activity for the Week of June 1st: Through the Lens of Art History Final Project

 

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Hello Artists!

 

It is hard to believe that our school year is almost over. I have been so impressed with all the amazing artwork you are creating at home. For our last week together, I have created an activity that connects all of the Art Movements that we have discussed. In this activity, we will look at one image through the lens of different art movements by using the techniques we have learned. My goal is for you to choose a subject that is of interest to you. I chose a rose as my image because they are one of my favorite flowers. I showed the rose in Pointillism, Cubism and Pop Art in my artwork above. To show these three styles, I used the techniques from our pointillism dot art project, cubist scribble heart and the pop art portrait. You can choose any art movements you want for your art project, it can be the same as mine or it can be different!

Please visit Mrs. Martin’s art blog at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com/ for step-by-step videos and directions for this final project, a brief overview of all the movements we have studied and the techniques we have learned.

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio!

Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you in August!

Happy Creating!

Mrs. Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of May 25th: Expression and Abstract Expressionism
 
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Hello Artists!

This week we are going to talk about Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism! Expressionism was a European art movement where the artists created works of art that had intense color and non-traditional brushstrokes. The images were sometimes distorted to evoke mood or feeling from the viewer. After World War II, an abstract form of expressionism was created in America called abstract expressionism. These American artists were all about making works of art that expressed emotion through their abstract compositions. Jackson Pollock was one of the founders of this art movement with his paint-splattered and paint poured canvases. In this week's activities we will look at the artists Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. We will explore different ways to show movement in our own artwork. The fact that your eyes never settle on one spot in many of these paintings is the effect of movement in a work of art. 

Please visit Mrs. Martin’s blog for details, step-by-step video demonstrations and examples at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com/

Journal: Heart Map: What does your heart look like?

Activity 1: Van Gogh Starry Night Watercolor Resist

Activity 2: Jackson Pollock Expressionist Marble Paintings

Activity 3: Expressionist Foil Shape Doodles

Please feel free to get CREATIVE with Mrs. Martin’s activities! Use the art technique and change the subject you are drawing, try out a different material with one of my projects or blend two of the art projects together to come up with something new!

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio! I am so impressed with all the artwork coming in, check out the amazing artwork by all the artists in LGUSD on my blog!

Happy Creating!

Mrs. Martin

 

 

Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of May 18th: Abstract Art

 

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Hello Artists!

This week we are going to talk about the style of art called Abstract Art. I love Abstract Art because there is not one way to abstract an image. It is up to the artist to express how they see something in their artwork by changing it in their own way. I like to describe abstract art as images that have been broken down into their simplest form…lines, shapes and colors. You can find this style in many different Art Movements like Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Fauvism. Abstract art moves away from drawing real life objects, places and people as recognizable images. When something is recognizable, we can identify it right away because the image is familiar to us. There are many levels of abstraction (process of creating an abstract work of art), from a slightly altered image to a completely abstract image. In this weeks activities, we will start by looking at the artwork, Bull I-IV, by Roy Lichtenstein to understand how there can be levels of abstraction in a work of art. We will also talk about how the artists Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay and Piet Mondrian used abstraction as we create our own Abstract art!

Journal: 

Wassily Kandinsky Music and Art

Art Activities:

Activity 1: Delaunay Overlapping Circles

Activity 2: Abstract Shadow Art 

Activity 3: Mondrian Primary Animals

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio! I am so impressed with all the artwork coming in, check out the amazing artwork by all the artists in LGUSD on my blog! 

Happy Creating!

Mrs. Martin

 



Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of May 11th   Impressionism: Color and Value

 

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Hello Artists! 

This week we are going to talk about the Art Movement Impressionism and explore how we can use color to show the effect of sunlight in our artwork! Impressionist artists used short brush strokes to show how sunlight shines on objects, places, and people. Last week we talked about the Art Movement Pointillism, these artists used dots of colors to paint. Instead of using a dot, Impressionist Artists used a layered short brush stroke. These layered brush strokes show the effects of sunlight and make the picture look out of focus. The layered brush strokes also create value; value is the dark and light of a color. This value makes parts of the subject painted translucent (see-through), which creates the effect of sunlight or artificial light shining on it. Impressionist artists wanted their brushstrokes to be visible. Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt were both very influential artists in the Impressionist Art movement and we will look at their artwork and styles in our art activities this week! 

Please feel free to get CREATIVE with Mrs. Martin’s activities! Use the art technique and change the subject you are drawing, try out a different material with one of my projects or blend two of the art projects together to come up with something new! 

Journal Activities:

Create a Color Wheel Activity

Color Mixing Activity and Recipe Notes

Art Activities Impressionism: Color and Value

Activity 1: Cassatt Fingerprint Delphiniums

Activity 2: Monet Water Lily Printmaking

Activity 3: Monet Impressionist Seascapes 

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio! I am so impressed with all the artwork coming in, check out the amazing artwork by all the artists in LGUSD on my blog! 

Happy Creating!

Mrs. Martin

 

 

 

 

Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of May 4th :

Fauvism and Color

 

Hello Artists!

 

This week we are going to talk about the Art movement Fauvism and explore how we can use vivid color in our artwork! Fauvism was a movement in the early 1900’s that focused on bright, expressive color, everyday subject matter and simplified shapes. The Fauvist artists had an unconventional approach to painting, instead of mixing colors and shading realistically, they painted with colors straight out of the tube. They often used complimentary colors together and drew black or blue bold outlines around their shapes. The result often made shapes look flat and two-dimensional which is the effect they were looking for. The Fauvist Artists were thought to be wilder in their use of expressive color than the artists that worked before them. They painted things in vivid expressive colors to express how they felt. They wanted their brushstrokes to be visible, not blended into the background. Henri Matisse was considered the founder of The Fauvist Art movement and we will look at his artwork and style in our art activities this week!

 

Journal: Shape and Color

Drawing Geometric and Organic Shapes

Using Color as Expression

 

Art Activities: Fauvism and Color

Activity 1: Matisse Complimentary Colors Cut Out Collage

Activity 2:  Matisse Mixed Media Flowers in a Vase

Activity 3:  Fauvist Sidewalk Chalk Vivid Trees

Please feel free to get CREATIVE with Mrs. Martin’s activities! Use the art technique and change the subject you are drawing, try out a different material with one of my projects or blend two of the art projects together to come up with something new! 

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio! I am so impressed with all the artwork coming in, check out the amazing artwork by all the artists in LGUSD on my blog! 

Happy Creating! 

Mrs. Martin

 

 

Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of April 27th
 
Hello Artists!
 
This week we are going to talk about Pointillism! Pointillism is a style of art that uses many dots of colors to form pictures and scenes. This movement came after the Impressionist movement where artists used dashes of color to represent the effect of light. A unique technique that Pointillist artists used was layering dots of color on top of each other to form new colors, instead of mixing colors before painting. When you look at the painting from far away, the dots start to blend and form new colors. We will explore this technique in our journal entries and art activities this week!Please visit Mrs. Martin’s blog for details, step-by-step video demonstrations and examples at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com/
 
Journal:  Texture
  • Pointillism Color Mixing Exploration
  • Shape, Letter and Number Dotted Art
Pointillism Art Activities: Texture and Shape
  • Activity 1: Q-tip painted Dot Balloons
  • Activity 2: Hole Punch Letter Painting
  • Activity 3: Eraser Stamped Jellyfish 
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I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio! I am so impressed with all the artwork coming in, check out the amazing artwork by all the artists in LGUSD on my blog! 

Happy Creating!
Mrs. Martin
 
Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of April 20th

Hello Artists!

 

This week we are going to talk about Cubism! Cubism is all about overlapping geometric shapes, lines, multiple viewpoints or perspectives. Perspective is the way we see something, Cubist artists often showed different sides of an object to show many perspectives. They also used lines to break up images into smaller shapes to get this effect. Some influential Cubist artists that we are going to talk about are Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Please visit Mrs. Martin’s blog for details, video demonstrations, step by step instructions and pictures of my examples at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com 

Journal:  Blind Contour Drawings and Contour Drawings 

 

Project: Shape and Line

Activity 1: Overlap Cubist Scribble Shapes

Activity 2: Braque Abstract City Scape 

Activity 3: Picasso Two Face Portrait

 

I would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio!

 

Happy Creating! 

 

Mrs. Martin 

 
 
 
 
Hello Artists,

This week we are going to talk about Pop Art! I love Pop art because it is focused on making art about our everyday lives using materials and images that we see everyday. Some influential Pop Artists that we are going to talk about are Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Romero Britto. Please visit Mrs. Martin’s blog for details, instructions and pictures of my examples at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com Journal: Sketches of everyday objects: look around the inside of your house for items with interesting shapes and lines. Some examples: Can opener, book, lamp, necklace...                                                                                 
Choose 3 “everyday objects" to draw in your journal: 1 object from each room: living room, kitchen and bedroom.Art Activities: Pattern, Line and Color                                                                                    
1. Keith Haring Stick Figure Action Drawings
2. Romero Britto Pattern Portraits
3. Andy Warhol LandscapesI would love to see all your art creations! Please email images of your artwork along with your name, grade and school to kmartin@lgusd.org and I will post it in our virtual art studio!
Happy Creating!

 

 

Visual Art Learning Activities for the Week of March 30th: Earthworks Art!

Dear Artists,

Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of their art journals and artwork you have created at home, they are all incredible! Each week we will be talking about a new Movement in Art History for our journaling and art activities together. Looking at Art History is a window into the way artists saw the world before us and it can inspire us to create our own works of art. This first week, I want to talk about Earthworks Art! You guessed it, art that uses the earth. Right now, my family and I are taking lots of nature walks and getting as much fresh air as we can. I thought it would be great to do some nature journaling and create some Earthworks Art together this week on the blog! Please visit Mrs. Martin’s blog for details, instructions and pictures of my examples at http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com 

Art Journal Entries: Observational Drawings in your Art Journal: Leaves and Flowers

Earthworks Movement Art Activities:

Project 1: Leaf Rubbings looking for shape, line and pattern in nature

Project 2: Create a Leaf Creature and environment 

Project 3: Create an Andy Goldsworthy Inspired work of Earthworks Art 

 

Happy Creating! 

 

 

 

 

Message from last week: 

Hello Artists! 

I miss you all and I hope everyone is doing well at home with your families. I know this is a big change for all of us and I want you to know that I am really looking forward to seeing the beautiful art works you create over the coming weeks. 

My art blog: http://mrsmartinartclass.blogspot.com/ is going to be our virtual art studio! I will share activities with you on this blog along with the directions of how to complete them. I will also be doing these projects along with you and share the artwork that my family creates.

I would love if you shared your projects with me, so I can see what you are creating. Please email images of your artwork along with your first name, grade and school to : kmartin@lgusd.org

This email will come straight to me and I can then post it on the blog to share in our virtual art studio! 

Make sure you write down your first name, grade and school (Van Meter, Blossom Hill, Daves Ave or Lexington) in the email so Mrs. Martin knows who created each Masterpiece! 

I will only put the school and grade Level on the blog along with the artwork.

Each activity will be geared to all K-5 students and their families. You will see a few different variations of the art activity to allow for student choice, material availability and different skill level. All the activities on this blog will be designed to use basic art supplies like pencils, paper, crayons/markers or colored pencils, glue, marker, tape, ect..

I encourage collaboration between students, siblings and family members! Art is a form of connecting and decompressing from all of the busy things going on in our lives around us. My family and I spend many hours coloring, creating and making art together.

The first activity we will be doing together is creating a journal:  Journaling has been an impactful process in my own experience as an artist. I have used them for sketching art ideas, observing nature and communities, writing and recording experiences while traveling. One of my favorite things to do is look back on my old journals from years ago and reflect on those experiences and ideas.

On the blog you will see three different options for journal making: 

  1. A folded paper journal that is sewn or stapled
  2. A recycled journal made out of an old magazine or catalogue
  3. A printable jpeg of a journal page with a space to write and draw. 

You might even have a journal laying around the house, if so decorate it- make it your space to sketch, draw and write during this time. Each week I will give you journal ideas for drawing that you can choose to do, but please feel free to use this space to create and write whatever comes to your mind. 

Thank you all, 

Mrs. Martin


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K-5 ART WITH MS. MARTIN
Check out a lesson for each grade level below.  Have fun creating!
 
 
ART READ ALOUD WITH MS. MITTLEMAN (Daves Avenue Principal)
 
 
 
LUNCHTIME DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS