After viewing examples of Color Field paintings - by artists like Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler - first grade artists practiced color-mixing with watercolor paints. Using just primary colors (red, yellow, blue - and magenta), artists explored the process of creating secondary colors while painting abstractly.
Beautiful Oops Art
Students in grades K-5 began the year in Art with a project inspired by the story Beautiful Oops, by Barney Saltzberg. Each student received a random scrap of paper (mistakes and leftover bits from last year’s art projects) and used their imagination to transform these into new, creative works of art.
First grade artists used a monoprinting technique to create a pair of matching Mittens while learning about symmetry. Artwork was completed by collaging mittens onto a colored background and adding drawn snowflakes.