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 artists are learning about proportion for this next project. Proportion or the way of making an artwork realistic, focuses on details that are the right shape, size and in the right location. To help with this process, students learned how to scale their artwork through a process of grid lines. Once students help comfortable in this technique we turned our attention to the subject matter. For this project, students researched and chose an animal portrait of their choice. Students redrew their animal using the technique above. Finally, this artwork was turned into a scratch-board by using oil pastel and black tempera paint. This project was a great review on the color wheel, as well, as a chance to learn a new art technique.
Project Rubric (How it will be graded)
- Did you create a correct color wheel with all 12 colors in the correct locations?
- Did you create a correct scratch-board by painting correctly?
- Did you create an animal portrait by demonstrating correct proportion?
- Did you scratch correctly to include at least 50% positive space in your animal and background?
At Home Discussion
Check out the artwork below, is this artwork in proportion or out of proportion?