4th Grade Artwork
Fourth grade students will be learning about a variety of concepts this year including: Parallel, Realistic, Abstract, Positive, Negative Style and Culture. To demonstrate these terms students will be using paint, chalk pastel, printing, and clay to create outstanding artworks . Fourth grade artists will also be learning about specfic artists and creating art in that particular style.
Fourth Grade Scratch Art Color Wheel
Fourth grade artists are reviewing their knowledge of the color wheel for this project. First, students created a color wheel of their choice by correctly creating each primary, secondary, and tertiary color in the correct location using oil pastel. Students then turned their color wheel into a scratch-board by painting over-top with a combination of black tempera paint, black acrylic paint, and a little dish soap. Once their scratch-board was complete students began the challenging task of drawing a realistic animal portrait that would later be added to their scratch-board. Students learned a variety of strategies to help them create an animal portrait that was in proportion by using photographs of animals as inspiration. Once their drawing was complete fourth grade artists transferred their drawing onto their scratch-board using chalk pastel. Then the real fun began. Students used wooden styluses to scratch off their drawing to reveal their color wheel underneath. To make sure their artwork was interesting students made sure their artwork had at least 50% positive space (space filled up with lines, shapes, color, and texture) by adding details to their animals, as well as an interesting background. These artworks were a great example of perseverance as fourth grade artists worked for the first time in the art style of realism.
Rubric (How it was graded)
Did you create a correct color wheel using primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in the correct location?
Did you paint correctly to turn your color wheel into a scratch-board?
Did you create an animal portrait that was realistic and in proportion?
Did you create an interesting scratch-board that demonstrates as least 50% positive space?
At Home Discussion
Find an example of a realistic artwork: painting, drawing even photograph. See if you can break down that artwork into simple basic shapes. What shapes make up that artwork?