Artist Hanoch Piven presented his work for students in grades K-5 and did a hands on workshop with students in 3-5 in where students created playful assemblage style portraits with recyclables such as bottle tops, screws and nails, stickers, pins, old small toys and figurines, combs, hairpins, feathers, old computer electronics, shells, puzzle pieces, etc. Thanks, Hanoch, we had a blast!
Through a series of activities and with the help of a couple local architects, students in 3rd grade have been learning about the built environment here in Barcelona. We’ve approached this unit from a multitude of vantage point and scale, from maps to famous buildings, from and urban point of view to the space they live in. Learn more on the project’s blog: https://ourcitiesbarcelona.wordpress.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with small pieces of ceramic, stone, glass or other materials, and in the case of our 2nd and 3rd graders artwork, paper and donated paint chip samples. After looking at images from Italy, Morocco and Barcelona including from Parc Güell ,The Palau de la Musica, and the Joan Miro mosaic on the sidewalk of La Rambla, students created some really nice looking paper mosaics of their own!
Impressionism was an art movement from the late 1800’s, primarily in Paris. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet painting, Impression, Sunrise. Characteristics of Impressionism include visible brushstrokes and an emphasis on light and ordinary subject matter. The second graders looked at the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Mary Cassatt for inspiration and then chose between a landscape, portrait or still-life theme for their impressionist style drawings.