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 blending. These techniques will include the following art materials: paint, clay, markers and oil pastels. 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.
Totem Poles Portraits
Second grade students are working on their first 3D project for the year. After studying the culture and art of Native American Indian from the Pacific Northwest, student will be creating totem poles. Individually students will create each totem, or face, using red clay and neutral color paint. These faces will explore many art vocabulary terms, including symmetrical, neutral, portrait, texture see, texture feel, and art tools. When students finish creating each totem face they will work together in groups to create each totem pole.
Rubric (How it will be Graded
Did you roll a correct slab that is an equal thickness?
Did you create a totem face that demonstrates symmetrical balance?
Did you add and subtract clay correctly on your totem face?
Did you paint correctly to add neutral colors to your totem face?
At Home Discussion
In Art we learned that Native Americans used pictures instead of words to communicate with other members of their tribe. Try making your own story using only pictures at home.