This week, 5th grade artists celebrated the colors of the season by creating a pattern with leaves. As students came up to present their drawings to the class, they also presented an artist statement, giving us more information about their art and getting us engaged in the presentation. Classmates then had the opportunity to offer a critique to the artist. We are all learning how to talk about art, use art vocabulary, and we are learning how to appreciate the artwork of others.
Here are a few very different interpretations of this week's assignment. Please contribute to our conversation by adding your own comments at the bottom of this post. Our featured artists for this blog post would love to hear from you!
Araiya created a pattern by arranging her leaves in a circular composition. Her face in the center makes the drawing so creative!
Balkan drew a dramatic and crisp arrangement of leaves. Everyone remarked on how well he added color to the page with just his pencil shading.
Dakota really made us think of autumn with his bright red leaf. His bold choice of color really stands out in his well drawn outline. We can easily recognize this type of leaf.
James did a rubbing of real leaves for this assignment. There is beauty in nature and what better way to show us a pattern but by highlighting the lines of an actual leaf.