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.
2nd Grade Neutral Cityscapes
Second grade artists are learning about cityscapes for this project. We discussed how building are great examples of shape, color, and texture. We reviewed the difference between geometric and organic shapes, as well as neutral colors (grey, black, brown, and white). Students began their cityscape by creating interesting paper with neutral color crayons and texture rubbing sheets. These papers where then painted with neutral color watercolor to create a wax resist. Students then cut out interesting building from these papers using their knowledge of organic shapes. To add details second grade artists collaged a variety of geometric shapes onto their buildings to create windows, doors, and signs. Finally these buildings were overlapped to create a neutral color cityscape. This lesson was a great review of shape families, as well as an opportunity to focus on the neutral color family.
Rubric (How it was graded)
Did you create interesting texture papers be correctly using a wax resist?
Did you cut correctly to create organic shape buildings in a variety of sizes?
Did you cut and glue correctly to add geometric shape details to your buildings?
Did you overlap correctly to create an interesting cityscape?
Did you use charcoal correctly to create a background for your cityscape?
At Home Discussion
Take a look at a building around you: your house, city, or neighborhood and see if you can identify the organic or geometric shapes used to create that building