Week Three: Making Moves

During week three we explored colors, colors and more colors! We made tissue paper bowls and tissue paper collages.

Tissue paper bowl

Tissue paper bowl

Another tissue paper bowl...considering turning these into hanging art pieces

Another tissue paper bowl…considering turning these into hanging art pieces

New classes worked with warm and cool color combinations.

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm and Cool Colors woven together

Warm Circles

Warm Circles

Another class explored color by blending shades of colors and then using patterned paint rollers, created abstract pieces that we turned into art frames.

Abstract Painting Art Frame...on sale now in the school thrift store!

Abstract Painting Art Frame…on sale now in the school thrift store!

Towards the end of the week, we began to look for colors in countless magazine images in order to create our very own color wheels!

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

The start of our collaged color wheel.

The start of our collaged color wheel.

Next week brings more art and Beautification Day!!

End of Week 2

At the close of week two our work wall is nearly full (after being expanded to fit some large pieces) and we have 9 pieces on display in the Coffee Shop scheduled to open next week! Pictured in this post are some of the warm and cool color woven pieces created this week, the latest look at our student work wall and a sneak peek at an upcoming weaving project!

Speaking of upcoming projects…we need your help! We need water bottles and soda bottles as well as t-shirts for a couple of big upcoming projects! The bottles will be used to create bouquets and centerpieces for the upcoming Open House (September 19th at 6:30pm) and the t-shirts for some textile weaving projects we have planned. Any t-shirts will do (printed, tye-dyed, plain-they all work) as long as they do not have a seam up the side of the shirt.

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Cool and Warm Color Woven Paintings

Another beautiful woven painting

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools' thrift store!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools’ thrift store!

 

Here's a peek at what next week will bring...and yes, that's a hula hoop!

Here’s a peek at what next week will bring…and yes, that’s a hula hoop!

Thanks for your help and support of the arts at Alden Road!

Mid-Week Creations

It’s the middle of the second week of school and we are working at the fastest speed imaginable! We have been painting using warm (red, orange and yellow) and cool (green, blue and purple) color families, blending watercolors and tempera paints. We began to work with tissue paper, collaging layers upon layers of color. We worked with textiles to add a sensory element to our work. We made a couple more mobiles and we are about to start some weaving projects!

Below are a few pictures of what we’ve been doing and how the classroom is evolving…

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Completed cool color circle painting!

Completed cool color circle painting!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no "cheating" while using only cool colors...

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no “cheating” while using only cool colors…

Our  Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!