• Hello parents! So far this semester our artists have been focusing on line, shape, color, value, and texture. Our kindergarteners have been creating the really awesome mixed-media self portraits using collage and a variety of other media. First grade created a mixed-media project inspired by Wassily Kandinsky who loved to listen to music while creating and paint what he heard. Second graders have been working on a folk art piece focusing on lines, shapes, and patterns and even got to learn how to draw a three-dimensional house. Third graders have been working on a project based on Louisiana native George Rodrigue and his blue dog. We began by reading a fabulous book about his work called Why is Blue Dog Blue? Next they learned how to draw a dog in the style of Rodrigue’s dogs and colored them with crayons so we could create a resist when we added paint. For the final touch students painted their backgrounds using watercolors in complimentary colors (colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.) Fourth grade created cityscape based on the work of Friedensreich Hunderwasser who was a painter and an environmental architect. Students began by creating a drawing in the style of his paintings and architecture and colored with either crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Some chose to go the mixed-media route and used a combination of all three! Fifth graders have been working on two-point perspective cityscapes based on the work of the amazing Vincent van Gogh. Two-point perspective uses a horizon line and two vanishing points to create three-dimensional buildings and details. Just like fourth grade, they had the option of adding color with crayons, colored pencils, and/or markers. Up next, K-2 will be working on projects with clay and 3rd-5th will be focusing on printmaking! Check out our Dojo and Instagram @OneCrayolaShortSLES. I will be updating them shortly and I promise I’m usually way more on the ball with updating them. If you need to contact me, feel free to do so through Class Dojo or my email falconer@fultonschools.org