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30 Unique Fifth Grade Art Projects To Tap Into Kids' Creativity

Inside every kid lies the heart of an artist.

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30 Unique Fifth Grade Art Projects To Tap Into Kids' Creativity

Inside every kid lies the heart of an artist.

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High School are lesson: 1 pt Perspective/Mixed Media Collage

Mixed media, Fine Art Lesson, High School Art, collage, Color, 3-d, recycled art,

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The Lost Sock

What is OP ART? It is short for Optical Illusion. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. or contrasting colors. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement: waving, spinning, swirling, vibrating... Here are 2 Well know OpArt artist.... Bridgett Riley 1931- now 88 years old when posted Victor Vassarley 1906-1997 Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and Project in Art Requirements: -Final must contain at least 3 circles using cross contour line on them to create 3 forms. -A background that gives the illusion of movement (warping, waving, swirling using lines or checkerboard. (background samples below) HOW DO YOU DO THOSE!? Above instructions for box 5,7 and 11 Make practice fun by filling in squares on a cube with the techniques. (above using complementary colors) (above on colored card stock using tints and shades) Color Design It is very important to use the correct colors in OPart. This light plays a big part on the eyes and how it reflects back onto them. Black and white contrast and are an easy way to make the eyes bounce back and forth. Complementary colors have contrast as well and will do the same. -Emphasize (make stand out visually) the 3 spheres by using -Contrasting (opposite) color choices in background and 3 spheres to compliment each other. GRADE SCALE FULL COLOR 110 points 75% color 100 points (background pattern including white OR Sphere Pattern including white) HALF COLOR 90 points (background pattern including white AND Sphere Pattern including white) Examples of Past Op Art Projects from Mineola Middle School 2004-2014 Practice Ahead of time Helps... I recommend practicing with cross contour shapes and then a variety of backgrounds to use. (Student below practicing ) --------2021 Art One Student----- Karen, Josilen, Peyton C., Stephanie, Caroline and Lovella Jannette and Carie Brielle, Lyndie, Destinee, Danielle, Tania and Addyson 2019-2020 ----6-8th grade Mineola Middle School Art---- 1st period (below) Yuka, Sa’Niya, Victoria, Ambria, Desiree, Kaleece, Jada & Jason 1st period Rylee, Katie, Ruben (left), Kaylynn & Stephanie (right) (below) 2nd period (below) NoName, Chance, Chris, Lucy, Zane & Moses Emmily & Francie (below) Danielle 6th grade (above) Hazel, Anonymous, Bailee & Kaylee Kris, krissie, Jorja, Tania, Maiyah, Chevelle, Makena & Mariana Bryan, Kaily, Athena, Maiyah, David & Nathalie 7th and 8th graders 2009-2012 Alexis and Angela (above) Benji and Brenda (above) Brianna and Colby (above) Corbin and Dalton (above) Drason ad Hugo (above) Lily and Shanna (above) Try This for Fun More Lost Sock OP ART projects Op Art American Flags http://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/2019/09/op-art-american-flags.html Three Dimensional Color Columns https://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/2014/03/3-d-color-columns.html Op Art Hand https://tabithaannthelostsock.blogspot.com/2012/10/art-elements-using-hands.html

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Lower School Art Camp!

I just finished my week of Lower School Art Camp, and boy did we have fun! It was a week of colorful, messy, arty goodness that resulted in many beautiful projects. Here is a quick recap... Students used a high-fire stoneware clay to create bird feeders. They rolled slabs which they wrapped around paper towel rolls, added holes for perches and for little birdy beaks to get seeds... After speed drying them in the sun for a few days, they were fired once and then glazed with beatiful high-fire glazes before firing again. Dowel rod perches and string for hanging were added to create the final pieces! I didn't get many pictures of the process of this next project, as I was busy helping out with this big endeavor myself! Campers created paper mache vases using two bowls (a wider one for the base and a smaller one for the neck) and a balloon. Later, once their layers of paper mache had dried, campers painted them with acrylic paint and created tissue paper flowers for inside: I showed campers how to create symmetrical radial designs on 6x6" sketch paper and each camper made three different designs of their own. They later transferred their designs onto 36-gauge aluminum and used tools to emboss them. Black India ink was painted onto the surface of the embossed metal and later buffed away using steel wool. My counselors used wire to hang the three pieces together and added small craft mirrors to each one to create the final decorative wall hanging: Another project we did was glazing bisque travel mugs for Father's Day, and making cards to go with them. I didn't get any pics of the kids working, but here are few of the finished mugs: I totally LOVE how this next one turned out... we created multimedia renditions of Van Gogh's painting Starry Night based on this lesson I found online. Looking at the original as inspiration, campers first painted the starry night sky using acrylic paint on 11x14 canvas boards, making sure to mimic Van Gogh's short brush strokes and painting style. For the foreground and middle ground, campers used oil pastels on pieces of navy blue (for the mountains and villages) and black (for the Cyprus tree) construction paper. Again they used Van Gogh's strokes to create their own scene. The papers were glue to the canvas and voila! As is the tradition in my Art Camp, we tie dyed our white camp t-shirts to create the coolest camp shirts on campus! Campers created these large colorful fish kites using wax resist- crayon designs painted over with watercolor. Streamers were added at the end... This was a really fun lesson that we did on the last day of camp. Campers went outside and collected 10 leaves of various sizes and shapes. We used printing ink to layer prints of the leaves onto blue paper (using 5 colors- green, yellow, brown, gold and lime). Later, campers made line drawings of branches and birds and then added watercolor to them. The pieces were assembled to create these darling little artworks! And last, but not least, no week of Mrs. Kamp's Art Camp could be complete without an ice cream sundae party! YUMMMMMMM!

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Block Paintings from the Garden from Sparta Middle School

Check out student artwork posted to Artsonia from the Block Paintings from the Garden project gallery at Sparta Middle School.

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Shades of Summer

The 7th Graders have finished their "Shades of Summer" self portraits this week and I think they are amazing! Before we began the project, students did a pre-drawing of themselves by looking in a mirror (I tried to take some photos of those, but they were so lightly drawn and sketchy that I couldn't get anything that really showed up). The next step of the project was to use the grid method on a photograph to create a map for drawing their facial features and outlines. This method helps students stop drawing symbols of lips, eyes, hair, etc. like in the examples above, and actually draw their correctly proportioned and uniquely shaped features. They added value (shading) with various graphite pencils to make their portraits appear three dimensional, had an art critique, and then used watercolor pencils to create a reflection depicting a summer memory in their sunglasses... I hope these artists are proud of the work- I sure am! And a bonus, because this picture cracks me up :)

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