4/5th Cubist Style Slab Portraits

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in 4th Grade Art, 5th Grade Art, ES Art

In 4th and 5th grades, students studied Cubism, looking at the works of Georges Baraque, Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso.  Cubism was an early 20th-century style art movement, in which multiple perspectives are shown at once and objects are broken up and reassembled in a recognizable but abstracted collage of simple geometric shapes, creating a limited sense of depth.  In the past, we’ve studied Cubism as part of a painting unit.  This year I thought we’d try something different, and made our Cubist style portraits out of clay.  They came out great!

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5th Grade Filipine Parols

Written by Tiffany Emerick. Posted in 5th Grade Art, ES Art

Last week, Casa Asia joined us for a workshop where the 5th graders made traditional Filipine style Christmas lanterns to help decorate the set of the recent holiday music concert. The lanterns, called parol’s, are made of bamboo, strings, rubber bands and thin Japanese style oragami paper or cellophane.  They really made the auditorium look gorgeous!15631533_10211554910808944_1566908655_o 15673348_10211554911408959_1356971370_n 15502725_10211554911648965_2006073811_o