Fifth graders will begin the semester creating a cardboard loom weaving project. Students will learn how to create a loom out of cardboard. They will review measuring 1/4" and 1/2" increments with a ruler. They will learn how to warp a loom that will leave an opening in the weaving at the top. Students will weave a pouch using Tabby Weave and will create a handle to attach to the weaving. They will work on this in their spare time throughout the semester, and will hand it in when it is complete.
Students will be using pinch, coil and slab techniques to create a fish out of clay. They will learn about connecting clay together by scoring and using slip. Students will also learn about the stages clay goes through in the process of being fired in a kiln. This is just one of the sculptures that students in fifth grade create. They are fantastic!
Fifth Graders will be working on a grid painting that uses warm and cool colors of watercolor paint. The piece was inspired by the artwork on the left. It is a fall tree, so the students are using warm colors for the outside of the tree and cool colors for the leaves. We have been talking about value, which is the lightness or darkness of a color. Students will use Sharpie markers to create patterns that have different values inside of their tree branches and trunk. By creating tighter patterns, values are darker. Students will put contrasting patterns next to each other. These will be stunning!
Warm and Cool Colors
Fifth grade art students will be reviewing the color wheel. concepts covered will be warm and cool colors, primary, secondary and tertiary colors, as well as monochromatic, complementary and split-complementary color schemes.