1st Grade Artwork
In first grade students will be reviewing concepts and terms learned last year in kindergarten. We will taking a more in-depth look at Line Types, Color Families, Shapes, Forms, Texture and Subject Matters. This year first graders will be using paint, oil pastel, colored pencils, paper mache, weaving, and even shaving cream and glue. First grade is an important year because it is an opportunity to review concepts and terms, as well as a chance to use them in a more mature method to create beautiful artwork.
Students are currently learning about shapes for their next project. By focusing on geometric shapes (circles, squares, diamonds, triangles) students are creating monster portraits. First graders had the challenge of creating a monster's face and neck using only geometric shapes. To complete this project each student used permanent markers, oil pastel, and black watercolor paint. To give their backgrounds even more interest first grade artists used a splatter technique with paint that was both fun and MESSY! These monsters are great examples of how each artist has their own unique style, because even though every student used geometric shapes, every monster is completely original.
Rubric (how it will be graded)
1. Did you create a correct monster portrait using only geometric shapes?
2. Did you color correctly using oil pastel to cover all white space?
3. Did you paint correctly (wet on wet) with black watercolor?
4. Did you cut and glue correctly to add you monster and border strips to your background?
At Home Discussion
Can you find a famous artwork that uses only geometric shapes