France-- Monet-- Layered Lilies
For the background, we substituted blue and purple tissue paper for white and added watercolor to it. We could've just did without the tissue paper, but it gives it some dimension. We used green tissue paper for the lily pads, and pink and white tissue for the flowers.
Russia-- Kandinsky-- Color Contrast
Kandinsky's abstract circle art was also a lesson in Complimentary Colors-- note the top left square was the one I painted using green and red. We folded our watercolor paper so there were six squares. Using crayons, Tyler drew several circles. Finally, he used watercolor to paint the background. I think it looks pretty comparable to Kandinsky's original piece ; )
United States-- Pollack-- Splatter Painting
This was probably the piece of art Tyler should've painted outside! The splatter did get on the walls a bit... Oops! Using watered down paint, Tyler brushed the end of the paint brush to produce splatter marks! I wanted a picture before the paint dried, hence the dripping paint!
Spain-- Picasso-- Clown Collage
The book told us that Picasso loved going to the circus; he used acrobats, clowns, etc. for many of his subjects. Here we made a Clown Collage using different geometric shapes; we used different pieces of paper and even some felt. Tyler's clown is juggling on the high wire! This was a very involved art project, but he had a good time picking out the paper and cutting out most of the shapes.
The book has many more projects that look fun and engaging! I enjoyed the book as it showed pictures of the original piece of art that the project is modeled after. I had fun in Art class this week... I think Tyler did too!
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