Saturday, May 22, 2010

Spring Art Show; part 2

More pictures from my schools first art show.........

Spring Art Show

In April I held the first art show at my show. These are some of the pictures I took that day. The students (and aides) enjoyed seeing their art displayed and honored.

I am so proud of what they have been able to accomplish through-out the past year in art.

A new Adaptive Easel!

A few weeks ago this easel arrived in my room. At my school we have a carpenter that makes adaptive equipment for all the students. His Name is Ron and he is amazing, the school is so lucky to have him.

As my students get older their wheelchairs have more difficulty fitting under the tables in the art room. I really wanted to get some type easel so my students could get right up to their work. Since traditional easels are not accessible I needed something a bit different. After meeting with Ron a couple of times he constructed this over spring break.

This easel has really made a difference in my classroom. Students of many shapes and sizes can use this easel to experience art. This works especially good for my students with a limited range of motion.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Color Field Painting

Color Field Painting

In this Project we looked at the work of two abstract artists: Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler. Both were a part of the color field painting movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. These artists used many different tools in place of brushes to paint with. They would use raw canvas and liquefied paint to create large abstract works.

In our small painting we used runny tempera paint on muslin. We used three strange tools to apply the paint: a sponge to apply the yellow, an eyedropper to apply the red and a spray bottle to apply the blue. As we worked the colors over lapped on our fabric and create new colors such as orange, green and purple.