Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ocean Art for a Cause

 Our fundraiser has been a success, raising over $1,900! Berry 5th graders made sea turtle water color resists and the 6th graders made prints of sea creatures.  We worked with Art to Remember a company that does fundraisers for schools by printing student artwork on keepsake items for parents to purchase (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see two examples).  Below are some of the 5th graders' sea turtles and the 6th graders sea creature prints.  The funds will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a method of removing plastic pollution from the Pacific Ocean.

Two students with their Art to Remember keepsakes!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Barn Landscapes

Barn Landscapes in One Point Perspective

The 6th graders have recently completed a landscape project.  The purpose of this project was to teach the students how to draw a landscape that has depth.  They learned how to draw a building in one point perspective and we also explored the concept of atmospheric perspective. The colors that are in the distance seem to be less intense than colors that are closer.  The students also included objects appearing to be larger if they were closer and smaller if they were farther away.  Color was added with markers and crayons.  The students used the markers to outline and then applied water with a paint brush to spread around the color of the markers.  Although the students followed specific directions to draw their barns I encouraged them to make their landscape unique.  Each person created a different landscape by adding details of their own and I think they were a success!  

Self Portraits

The Berry Intermediate 5th graders have been working very hard in art!  Self Portraits are one of the projects that they have recently finished.  Here are photos of some finished pieces.