3rd graders at HD are where the action is. They have just completed figure drawings inspired by the art of Keith Haring. We learned that Keith grew up in Pennsylvania, not far from Ohio. To make it in the big time as an artist he moved to New York City and began drawing in subway stations. More and more people started watching and loving Keith’s drawing until he was known all over the city. Then, Keith began to show his work in art galleries all over the world! We used Keith’s ideas to show action, movement and rhythm in our figure drawings:
diagonal lines and bending arms and legs
Click on the link to the left to play games and do art on the “Haring Kids!” website!
patterns-repeating line, shapes and colors
creating with coils
3rd grade artists have been exploring clay coil building. We looked at many examples of coil vessels made by various artists,
and then spent one class learning to roll coils, build the sides by stacking coils, and slip/score so the pieces stick together.
Students explored the line quality of coils and possible ways to use those coily lines to make decorations. We cleaned up early for time to sketch an idea for our assignment for next week: create a coil vessel with a clay coil line decoration. We worked from our sketch to build our vessels.
building with coils
slippin' & scorin'
Glazed and fired!