Showing posts from May, 2013

Abintra Art - Week 31 (2012 - 2013 School Year)

EC's diversity collaboration art is complete.  Every EC student has a piece of their skin color and their personality color incorporated in this work.

LE finished out the year by creating a visual story "quilt" inspired by Faith Ringgold's book, "Tar Beach".  The students started the project  by sketching a make believe place they would fly to if they could fly. They then painted paper to cut pieces to form their make believe places.  They finished off the story by drawing with oil pastels.  Finally they took pieces of pattern paper or fabric to create a quilt like border around their artwork.

ME performed their play, "Where is the Water?".  They told the story of a village in the Azawak region of Sub-Saharan Africa which straddles the border between Mali and Niger and how their lives are enriched by an organization with the goal of making ground water available to as many people as possible in this drought-parched corner of the world.

UE performed t…

Abintra Art - Week 30 (2012 - 2013 School Year)

EC has been working with Missy on a collaboration piece about diversity.The students identify their unique color of skin and mix colors to match.They also talked about what color represents them and their personality.They painted one piece of paper to match their skin and another piece of paper to represent their personality.Missy will take the pieces of paper from all the students and combine it into a one big face painting using the skin colors and a background using their personality colors. Be sure to check back next week to see the final piece!

LE has been discussing Earth Day and the importance of recycling.Using recycled magazines and paper they created trees inspired by the colorful circles of Wassily Kandisky.

ME continues their three dimensional sculptures by experimenting with cardboard.

UE has been learning about growing plants and herbs in science.In art, they built and painted planters out of recycled palettes to put their herbs in.

Abintra Art - Week 29 (2012 - 2013 School Year)

ECA has been learning about contrast and balance with abstract art.  They created black and white abstracts modeled in the manner of Cecil Touchon, an American contemporary artist.

ECB is exploring painting with the dyes of tissue paper.  They take a piece of colored tissue paper and place it on their paper.  Then they paint over the tissue paper with just water.  The water releases the dye onto their paper.  The students then take tweezers to remove the tissue paper leaving a colorful abstract painting of blended dyes.

To continue their study of Africa, ECC read the book Anansi the Spider, a tale from the Ashanti.  Influenced by this book and the African culture, they drew a picture of a spider and wove a web out of African print paper.

LE finished their Spring inspired art projects.

ME is experimenting with creating three dimensional environments or sculptures.  They started with paper strip sculptures.  What happens when you experiment with the medium, how can you make it stand by ben…