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!
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!
Thank you to all who participated in and contributed to the bookmark competition! Click the link to see the names of the winning artists with their designs, all of which will be printed and distributed in January. WinningBookmarks2016
Check out the 2015 Bookmark Winners! Congratulations to everyone who participated, as always it was very hard to choose. The bookmarks will be printed and available in the libraries and ES Art Room soon after the vacation.