This is the art blog for Fayston Elementary School, located in the Mad River Valley in Central Vermont. This blog is updated frequently to showcase the artwork of Fayston's students and celebrate all things creative!
First and second grade artists learned about Personification, when an animal or an inanimate object takes on human characteristics. We looked at examples in art of animal personification, then students drew animals that were personified.
William Wegman's personified Weimaraners
Dogs playing poker by C.M. Coolidge
The White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
Hamilton the dog snowboarding
A cheetah jumping into a foam pit
Giraffe admiring itself and getting ready for the red carpet
First and second graders used their breath to paint these beautiful paintings, using straws and liquid watercolor paint. We started with the primary colors so that we could observe color mixing. Then we experimented with other combinations. They remind me of fireworks, which fits nicely with our Chinese New Year theme.
After creating two wind paintings apiece, artists wrote poems or observations about their artwork. I posted these alongside the paintings. This was a fun way to bring a bit of the Common Core into the art room and get students talking about their artwork. Their paintings brought to mind so many great images, including gnarled witches fingers, fiery asteroids, moose antlers and rivers.