The 4th graders are reviewing their knowledge of the Native American Hopi Tribe. We are learning about the Principle of Art: Balance. The students will be creating paper masks with symmetrical and assymetrical balance in the style of the Hopi Native American Masks. We will discuss the difference between decorative art and Utilitarian art.
The 4th graders are studying the artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe. They are able to recognize and explain the difference between representational and abstract art. They are also mastering the watercolor technique wax resist.
The 4th graders have been learning about the artist Wassily Kandinsky, and how he painted art with pure designs and colors that represented music. Kandinsky was an artist and a musician, and he often thought of his paintings as symphonies, melodies, and improvisations. The students also were introduced to a current art movement in Atlanta called Living Walls ATL. This is a non-profit group that paints murals all over the city to inspire the community. After learning about Kandinsky and Living Walls ATL the students painted group murals while listening to music. We strengthened our art class "community" while painting together.