Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.
Students created the Ohio flag.
They also made a flag of the United States.
Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.
After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.
After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.
Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.
Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.
It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.
All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.
Here are examples of their work:
First grade students explored color as they painted pumpkins.
Students explored various types of oranges and how they are created.
Everyone enjoyed learning about the different types of oranges as they used dots of color to fill their pumpkin paintings.
It was a fun project to discover color mixing concepts in first grade.
Kindergarten students have been exploring painting with warm colors.
Students used dots to fill their leaves.
Everyone enjoyed painting like the impressionists as they used dots of warm colors to paint with.
Kindergarten students recently created heart paintings and prints using the concept of pointillism.
Students began with a heart pattern and filled them in with warm-colored dots.
After filling in their heart with colorful dots, students made a mono-print of their painting with a new piece of paper.
Next the kindergartners outlined their dot prints with a heart-shaped line.
This was lots of fun for the students and required them to really focus on the art-making process.
Everyone was excited to take their hearts home and give them to their loved ones.
Here are some examples of the students’ work.
Kindergarten and first grade students have explored the art movement of pointillism.
Students used tempera paint and cotton swabs to create dots of color on their tree paintings.
Pointillism is a post-impressionist school of painting exemplified by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th-century France, characterized by the application of paint in small dots and brush strokes.
Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
The term “Pointillism” was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.
Students used a variety of green hues along with yellow and red to create the color on their tree paintings.
After completing their trees, students spent the next week using the same technique on the background.
Students added many hues of blue and violet to their background.
The students enjoyed this project as they had to focus on where to place their dots of color as they created their images.
This was a great project for students to explore new art movements and techniques.
Fourth and fifth grade students began the final step of their re-creation of the old Willard clock tower on the former city hall building.
Students are exploring pointillism in this last step of the painting process as they add dots of varying color to their images.
Pointillism is the practice of applying small strokes or dots of contrasting color to a surface so that from a distance they blend together. The term was first used to describe the paintings of Georges Seurat.
The term Pointillism was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation.
The technique relies on the ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the color spots into a fuller range of tones. It is a technique with few serious practitioners today.
The students are about halfway through this step, and they are quickly moving to complete their paintings.
It’s interesting to watch their progress on their paintings.
Students are beginning to see what pointillism is about as they experience it firsthand, seeing the colors mix and blend together.
This has been an interesting process that has pushed and stretched the students skills, knowledge and abilities.
The students are excited to see the completion of their paintings and be able to display them around the community to help build awareness and raise support to build the new clock tower in Willard.