Friday, September 27, 2013

Experiencing Weather in Art

The forecast calls for... 

...happiness in the rain!

a delightful windstorm!

...heavy rains and winds!

...a perfect day!
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watch out for tornadoes!

In second grade, we've been exploring how artists use lines and colors to suggest weather and mood.  The central idea has been an exploration of nature in art.  The first day they created their backgrounds with paint, thinking about how to use the horizon line...what's more important in the idea, the land or the sky?  We used the back of the brush to remove paint and create various lines to evoke movement.  The second class period the students thought about different scenarios that would work well in their landscapes as they shared their ideas with each other.   

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