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 students are using parallel lines to create abstract artworks. Using sculptures that students made out of pipe cleaners, fourth graders must zoom in and simplify and exaggerate what they see into an interesting composition. Students learned that by having things 1. overlap, 2. go off the page, 3. as big as your hand, and 4. fill the page their artworks are more interesting to look at. Students used a variety of art media to create this artwork, including watercolor, chalk pastel, and Tempera paint. These artworks are a great example of how simplified and exaggerated art can be beautiful and meaningful, although they may look odd and abstract.
1. Did you create an interesting sculpture using 3 different color pipe cleaners?
2. Did you create an interesting composition (off the page, overlapping, as big as your hand, and fill the page) based off of your sculpture?
3. Are all your lines parallel throughout your artwork?
4. Did you use watercolor correctly (wet on dry) in your lines?
5. Did you use chalk pastel correctly to add value and texture to your artwork?
At Home Discussion
What would an abstract landscape, cityscape, portrait, or still life look like? What would you do to simplify or exaggerate it?