The 2nd graders are involved with an abstract art unit. They warmed up with a short, easy project involving spirals. They noticed how spirals create movement in a painting: Sonia Delaunay, and Henri Matisse. The students also noted spirals in their everyday lives: cinnamon buns, tornados, thumbprints, whirlpools, peppermints, and pig tails.
These are some of the finished abstract paintings, using the techique of crayon resist, focusing on spirals. They attempted to create big, small, overlapping, thick, thin, and different shaped spirals.
Now, the 2nd graders are working on a new abstract project, focusing on lines, shapes, and composition, with Ms. Jan. Today, they dipped yarn in glue to create organic and geometric lines in an accordion book.