2nd/3rd Grade: And on to the next

Second and Third Grade finished up their positive and negative space projects last week with some interesting results. We talked about the final products and discussed how the magazine strips in the positive space draw more attention when they have brighter colors and more details, and how the negative space (the silhouette in this case) is easier to identify when it has a lot of defined edges with less details. Scissors, for example, were easy to recognize, but a koala in a tree was more difficult.

Before moving on to the next project, we also took a day to paint some ornaments for the school’s entry for the festival of trees.

This week, we moved on to lessons on landscapes and how the painting style varies by time period and location. We looked at American landscapes versus Japanese ones, and talked about the different subject matter for each region.
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