peer into Ms. Lase's art room at GMG

Art Inspirations From Mexico April 18, 2012

With each class, I focus on the art of another culture. With 3rd grade, we learn about art from Mexico. we start by learning about the Aztecs and the Mayans. Last we learn about the Mexican “cowboys” and the textile art. On one large construction paper sheet we draw a sombrero and a poncho on another. We paint each item, then we spend a class period embellishing our pieces before cutting them out. The 3rd grade had a blast!


When they were done we cut the pieces out. The kids had so much fun and so did I. Here are the 3rd graders with their finished artwork.


Romero Britto Inspired Paintings January 9, 2012

Filed under: Elementary,Student Work — gmgart @ 9:57 am
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4th graders have started a painting inspired by the artist Romero Britto.
He creates very bright and fun paintings full of great lines and shapes. 4th graders identified what made his work unique and created a sketch of their own. Once they finished a sketch in pencil, they used watercolors to fill in the shapes. I ask the students to jump around the page to that their watercolor does not bleed together. Again for this project I am using my new intermediate watercolors rather than the regular shades.

Next students will use black tempera and small brushes to add the thick black lines like Romero uses. The students noticed how much the lines made the colors POP!