4th Grade

Rainforest Studies

posted Jan 25, 2018, 6:50 AM by Jaimie Woodruff

Fourth graders are expanding their drawing skills and techniques in a favorite lesson on the Rainforest. We talk about reference drawing, atmospheric perspective, depth in our artwork, how to use line to show texture, and many more skills all rolled into one amazing unit! They are well underway and looking absolutely amazing! You will be amazed by the skills these fourth graders have. Once we finish drawing we will bring them to life with liquid watercolors. Stay tuned! 

Romero Britto

posted Oct 4, 2017, 10:44 AM by Jaimie Woodruff

Fourth graders have been exploring Pop Art through the eyes of artist Romero Britto. We took a virtual tour through his home and studio and listened to him talk about his journey as an artist using the Smart Board. Fourth graders have been working on using his style of LINE and COLOR to create their own Britto Inspired artworks! 

Pushing forward

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:59 AM by Jaimie Woodruff

Fourth graders really set the bar high this year! We pushed ourselves to tackle harder art lessons, new techniques, cover new artists, and work collaboratively. As fourth graders come home with their art portfolios please take the time to look through the pieces with them since they all spent many classes working on each piece. They should all be very proud of the work they completed this year! Enjoy the summer time and keep pushing forward! 

Mastering the art of reference drawing

posted Feb 23, 2017, 7:55 AM by Jaimie Woodruff

Fourth graders are about to take on a challenging skill in the art room, but are up for the challenge! The art of reference drawing and using real-life images to create our own artwork is  skill many artists use on a daily basis. Fourth graders are going to use many images of the rainforest and the dense life that lives within the rainforest to create large watercolor paintings! Stay tuned!

What a challenge!

posted Oct 20, 2015, 10:35 AM by Jaimie Woodruff   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 10:36 AM ]

The fourth graders exploration with design-thinking was quite the challenge. Some of us loved the freedom to create, while others struggled with the open-ended nature of the process. Our design-thinking challenge was a great way to open our eyes to different kinds of creative planning and helped us realize that everyone approaches art in their own unique way. Overall it was a great experiment in the art room!

Design-Thinking Strategies

posted Oct 15, 2015, 7:07 AM by Jaimie Woodruff   [ updated Oct 15, 2015, 7:07 AM ]

Fourth graders have been experimenting with a very open-ended approach to art called design-thinking. Design-Thinking is completely student directed and allows students to use higher order thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Students were presented with a challenge to create a design that showed movement. They could choose to work in 2-D or 3-D. 
Check us out on instagram @summitartists for progress pictures of our experiment and check back soon for some final pictures of design-thinking solutions. 

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