Saturday, May 3, 2014
January- February Fourth Grade
Fourth Graders had a unique opportunity to work together on this project that is called The Exquisite Body by Andre Breton one of the founders of the Surrealist Movement. This process of creating is a collaboration between 3 students. Each student received a piece of paper folded into thirds. On the top each student drew a head of an animal. Next they passed their paper to another student who drew their body and they drew a body on another. They exchange for a third paper in which they drew tails or legs. In the end the person who drew the head was tho owner of the piece and they added details.
Students viewed a Prezi presentation about Georgia O'Keeffe who did a lot to document the Southwest region of the United States. Her landscapes were great inspiration for students work. Their pretests are on the right.
Students created a horse blanket background inspired by the Pendelton Woolen Mills in Oregon representing the Northwest Region of the United States. Students also started their weavings.
Fourth Grade students were introduced to Frank Stella, a Native Detroit Artist. Students used a protractor to create their designs. No erasers were allowed in the creation of these images. Students had to plan their designs. They traced their protractors so they would overlap but stopped where they would cut into another protractor. They did a great job.