2nd Grade Artwork
This year in art second grade artists will be exploring a variety of art making techniques including: painting, weaving, sculpting, printing and drawing. These techniques will include the following art materials: paint, clay, oil pastels, and many more. In second grade students will also be learning about more advanced terms and concepts including Texture (see and feel), Balance, Subject Matters and different Art Tools. These projects are an opportunity for students to express themselves using a variety of art materials and tools.
2nd Grade Symmetrical Stained Glass
Second grade artists are learning about the art principle balance. One art form that demonstrates this concept perfectly is stained glass. This lighted images and designs show how shapes, lines, colors, and texture can by used to create a balance or symmetrical artwork. Students designed their own stained glass artworks by first sketching symmetrical drawings using their knowledge on geometric and organic shapes. Then students added to their drawing to include line types to add even more details. Once their sketch was finished 2nd grade artists copied half their sketch onto final copy paper. Using chalk pastel, students then transferred the second half of the artwork in or to make their design perfectly symmetrical. To make their drawing resemble stained glass 2nd graders traced their drawing in glue, then once dried, they added an overlay of tin foil. By lightly pressing and rubbing the foil, the students were delighted to see their shapes and lines appear. As a final step, students added color to portions of their design using permanent markers and add texture details using a wooden stylus. This artworks are a great example of how symmetrical balance is all around us, and has been used for centuries to create beautiful and magical artworks.
Rubric (How it was graded)
Did you create a symmetrical artwork using shape and line?
Did you use glue correctly to outline your design?
Did you add tin foil correctly so all details can be seen?
Did you add color correctly using permanent markers?
Did you add texture correctly using the wood stylus?
At Home Discussion
Have you ever seen a stained glass artwork in real life? Was it symmetrical, why or why not?