Grade 2

VIP: Influential Artists
January/February 2014

1) Find your images in the links below 
(Download or copy your images from the Google Drive folders)

2) Start a new post on your E-Portfolio, answer these 2 questions:
TITLE: Influential Artists
***How can artists be influential?***
***Which of the artists that we have studied are you most like? Why?***

Save your post and enjoy exploring Google Art Project discovering new museums and your favorite artists in galleries around the world! 

Artists can use their talents to influence and change the art and the way people think about the world.  In this unit each student will explore a variety of artists independently using Google Art Project, and then study and practice influential movements in art such as collage, transfers/printmaking,cubism and pop art inspired by artists of past and present.  

Focus Artists:
Henri Matisse
Paul Klee
Pablo Picasso
Andy Warhol

Key Concepts:Reflection
Pop Art


E-Portfolio Updates: Trimester One

Create a new post on your Eportfolio in your art page.
Include the photos of your projects so far this year.
(Find them and download them to your computer from these links):

Type your own reflections to these questions (You can highlight them, and copy (control + c) and paste them (control + v) into your Eportfolio post)

Which project was your favorite so far, and Why?
 (Paper Weaving Silhouettes or Changes in art prints)

What is one important thing you learned in art:

What is one way you can improve as an artist?

What do you do really well in art?


Unit 2: Changes in Art

In this units we will explore properties of common art supplies such as crayons and colored pencils.  We will explore the process for creating wax crayons, and watch how water and wax repel one another. New materials will be discovered including watercolor crayons and watercolor colored pencils that dissolve into a paint like substance when water is added (unlike regular crayons and colored pencils that have a wax base).  In this way, water is a key factor in changing materials to create art.  Other natural factors such as sun can also be used as factors in creating an art project. We take art outdoors for an experiment using light sensitive paper to create solar prints!  The paper surprisingly changes colors two times in the process of preserving the silhouettes of shapes of ordinary objects on the paper.

Links to Interesting Videos!:

How It's Made: Crayons
How It's Made: Colored Pencils
How it's Made: Erasers
How it's made: Pencil Sharpeners
How it's made: Pencils


Unit 1: Patterns
In this unit we will review concepts of weaving, patten and color groupings (warm and cool).  We will build on our prior experiences and knowledge of these areas by exploring new combinations of skills and creating complex and imaginative patterns through drawing, paper, and objects in our lives.  Artists will create collaboratively and individually and have an introduction to the concept of silhouettes. Developing fine motor skills (drawing details, controlling designs, and properly using rulers and scissors) will challenge and inspire us to make our art even better.



Welcome to Grade 2 Art! We'll start off the year developing our sense of community and responsibility in the art room.  Focusing on making good decisions, thinking like an artist, and using the time and space in art properly.  Three main expectations we can self-check at all times:
Be Safe
Be Respectful
Be Creative!

Looking forward to the fun and learning we'll have together in grade 2!

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