Monday, September 9, 2013

4th Grade Homework 9/9

Abstract vs. Realism

How are the two self-portrait paintings alike? How are they different? Describe using a venn diagram in your notebook. 
Paul Klee Self Portrait

Rembrandt Van Rijn Self Portrait of Artist as a Young Man

Some background information: 
Realism is the art style most people regard as "real art", where the subject of the painting looks very much like it appears in real life. From a little distance everything looks "real" but up close you'll see it's an illusion created by skillful use of paint, of color and tone. The artist uses perspective to create an illusion of reality, setting the composition and lighting to make the most of the subject.

Abstract Art
Abstract art doesn't try to look like anything from the "real world", it is an art style that is intentionally non-representational. The subject or point of the painting is the colors used, the textures in the artwork, the materials used to create it.

At its worst, abstract art looks like a accidental mess of paint. At its best, it has an impact that strikes you from the moment you see it.

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Grade Homework 9/6/13

The following is the homework assignment for first grade students. Ask a family member to help you!

Directions: In your notebook illustrate, or draw a picture of,  a story about your family. Below the illustration write three sentences to tell the story. First... , Then... , Last...
This assignment is to be done in your purple art notebook and will be turned in during class on Tuesday September 10th. You should only be spending thirty minutes on art homework. Please color your illustration. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hooray for the New School Year!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year in the PSM Art Studio!
Please go to the page that is labeled for your grade level and review the contract. Also note that the grading is different for k-2, 3-4, and 5th. The grading is the same as it was for last year but my little web pages do not align. Please ask if you have any questions.

Parents: you will get a half sheet to sign as documentation that you have read the contract and understand it. Please sign it and send it back to school with your child. GO GREEN! :)

Mrs. Nahrstedt (Nar-sted)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sixth Grade - Writing an artists statement
Use these questions to write your artist statement:

What is the title?
What medium did you use?
What was your inspiration?
What elements, principles, or artists did we discuss to inspire this artwork? Show evidence of your incorporation of the elements of art or principles of design.
What is the idea, meaning, mood, or feeling? Show evidence or explain how this is portrayed. Use art terminology in your explanation.
Do you think your artwork is successful (do not say whether or not you were successul) why or why not?
Would you change anything?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Extra Credit

The moment you have all been waiting for is here: Extra credit time. 
African Yohure Mask
Second and third grade students, if you are interested in fixing one of your grade book blunders click here to choose a mask to describe in one paragraph. This must be turned in on loose leaf paper.

Fourth and fifth grade students, you have several options. If you wish to do some drawing to pull your grade up go to my OP ART pinterest board by clicking here. Chose one of the pins (tutorials) to do on a blank piece of paper (not loose leaf). 

Victor Vasarely, Duo-2
If you prefer to research and write you can click here to read a synopsis, or brief summary, about OP ART. After reading this page on the Op Art movement write a letter to your best friend telling them all about this great art movement you just discovered. Highlight some characteristics of the movement and some of the artists involved. The letter should be no more than one page, written on lined paper.