4th Grade

Cusbist Drawings and Paintings
      

Fourth grade students are learning how artists are inspired by both the world around them and by the work of other artists by studying the development of Cubism.  Students began by looking at Cubist works with their table group and developing questions about the work.  Then students read about the artists Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and Roy Lichtenstein.  Students examined a power point and looked at examples from these artists, as well as from other professional and student artists.  Students will be creating their own Cubist style self-portraits (class 4-307) or still life drawings (classes 4-302 and 4-303).  Students will focus on fragmenting their faces or objects and adding textured patterns to parts of their work.  Then students will choose a color scheme and add areas of blended color with Portfolio Pastels 
and water.  

 

Try one of the options below at home to earn bonus points toward your art grade.

Option 1:  View the Power Point we viewed in class together as a family.  Students should be able to explain each slide.  Answer at least two of the questions from the Power Point. Please write both the question and the answer.  Do not forget to include your name and class number.  Submit your answers on paper to Mrs. Wine in class.

Cubist Self Portraits

Cubist Still Lifes

PREVIOUSLY THIS YEAR...

Japanese Notan Design Collage
Positive and Negative Space


Fourth grade students are being introduced to the idea of positive space shapes and negative space shapes in artworks using the Japanese design idea of Notan.  Positive space is when an artist looks at and creates an image of the object.  Negative space is looking at and creating an image of the empty spaces around an object.  Students will begin by creating positive-negative collages in the Notan style.  

Try one of the options below at home to earn bonus points toward your art grade.

Option 1:  View the Power Point we viewed in class together as a family.  Students should be able to explain each slide.  Answer at least two of the questions from the Power Point. Please write both the question and the answer.  Do not forget to include your name and class number.  Submit your answers on paper to Mrs. Wine in class.




Option 2:  Create a Notan collage design using a different starting shape.  In class we began with a square and cut shapes from each side.  Try starting with a triangle, circle, heart, or even a pentagon or star.  Cut shapes, flip them, then glue them down.  Place your name and class on the back of the collage and submit it to Mrs. Wine in class. 


 


Option 3:  Try making your own negative space drawing.  Look at a tree, a plant, a chair, or anything else.  Look at the shapes around the object and the holes inside the object.  Draw the negative space as well as you can on unlined paper. (Copy paper is fine.)  Color the negative space in with a pencil, a crayon, or a marker.  Do not forget to put your name and class on the back.  Submit your drawing to Mrs. Wine in class to earn bonus points.




Last Year's Projects

Leaf Drawing

Fourth grade students will extend their study of positive and negative shapes while looking at autumn leaves.  Students will view images of leaves and discuss what they know from science class about why the leaves change colors in the fall.  They will also describe leaves using the elements of art (line, shape, and color).  Students will create their own unique leaf stencils by drawing from observation.  Then students will use these stencils to "push" the pigment from oil pastels into the positive space shapes and negative space shapes of the paper.  Students will add contour lines to show details by drawing from observation and will add one color to the negative space background.  Select an option below to extend your knowledge and earn extra credit in art class.

Option 1:  Click below to view the Power Point presentation we looked at in class.  Explain what you remember about leaves from science and art class to someone at home.  Answer one of the questions from the Power Point slide in a paragraph.  Make sure you are practicing using your art vocabulary.  Place your name and class on the sheet and make sure you write the question.  You may give your response to Mrs. Wine in class or email it to her at ewine@schools.nyc.gov


Option 2:  Create an artistic leaf rubbing.  
Collect some interesting leaves.  Try to collect leaves with a variety of different shapes. Press them in a book for 3 - 4 days so that they will be flat.  Place the leaves under a white sheet of copy paper with the veins of the leaf facing you.  Use crayons in fall colors to rub over the paper.  The texture and design of the veins of the leaf should show up on the paper.  Add some extra lines to make your artwork interesting.  Remember that neatness always counts!!!!  Place your name and class on the back of your artwork and bring it in to Mrs. Wine to earn extra credit points.



Stuart Davis Inspired Collage

     Students in fourth grade classes are studying American painter Stuart Davis.  They observed a variety of his paintings and discovered how he used brightly contrasting colors and lettering to create a unique style of painting.
     Students are creating collages that are inspired by Davis's paintings.  Each student begins by selecting 2 complementary colors, one additional color, and black and white paper.  Students cut large and medium shapes and arrange them to fill and balance their page.  Students will then add 2 adjectives that describe themselves by cutting the words in block or bubble letters from their paper.  Finally, small shapes will be added to fill and balance the page.
     Look below for extra credit opportunities:

Option 1:  Review the class Power Point
     Click the link below to review the Power Point we viewed in class.  Answer 2 of the questions from the Power Point presentation on loose leaf paper.  Write the question and your response.  Place your name and at the top of the paper.  Turn the paper into Mrs. Wine the next time you come to art class.

Option 2:  Create an original artwork that uses lettering. 
     Write your name or another word in block or bubble letters.  Make the letters large enough to fill the page.  Use the elements of line and shape to create a unique design in each letter.  You may add color to the artwork or just leave it black and white.




Color Scheme Painting


Fourth grade students are learning about different color schemes in a painting project.  Students will create a balanced composition using their best leaf from the previous project.  All students will create their own color wheel to use as a reference by painting primary and mixing then painting secondary colors.  Students will choose their own color scheme, either monochromatic, complementary, or analogous and will choose the colors within that color scheme for their painting.  
Look below for home link options to do together.  Students will earn extra credit for each option they complete and hand in.

Home LInk Option 1:  View the power point presentation we looked at in class.

Home LInk Option 1: View Power Point from class.
Sit together as a family and look at this power point.  Students should be able to explain the basic concepts of the color schemes that we have discussed in class.  Which of these color schemes do you like best and why?  Write your answer in a complete paragraph.  Refer to the artworks in the power point to describe the different color schemes, what you learned about them and why you like them.  Place your name and class on top of the sheet with the paragraph and submit it to Mrs. Wine in class.  OR....you may type your answer and send it to Mrs. Wine at ewine@schools.nyc.gov.  Make sure to include your name and class on emailed response.

Color Schemes Power Point


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