- Color field painting emerged out of the attempts of several artists in the late 1940s to devise a modern, mythic art. Seeking to connect with the primordial emotions locked in ancient myths, rather than the symbols themselves, they sought a new style that would do away with any suggestion of illustration.
- Color field painting marks a major development in abstract painting, since it was the first style to resolutely avoid the suggestion of a form or mass standing out against a background. Instead, figure and ground are one, and the space of the picture, conceived as a field, seems to spread out beyond the edges of the canvas.
The 4th graders will be creating Color Field Monoprints. Using a variety of colors and textural materials, plates are inked and textures are applied to the plate. The inked plates are printed first with the textural materials and then another print is created without the textural materials. Students are engaging with artist quality materials in professional printmaking practices.
Learn more here: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/colour-field-painting.htm
Students were introduced to the work of Keith Haring a Pennsylvania artist from Kutztown. His simple, cartoon like figures and images inspired the students to create their own! The large figures will be hung throughout the school when complete. You can learn more about Keith Haring with the attached slide show. Pictures will be coming...
Students are creating "Dots" in celebration of International Dot Day. Studnets are adding lines, shapes, patterns and colors to coffee filters (which act as the dot). Their "Dots" will be hung outside the office to celebrate all that National Dot Day represents.
Check the International Dot Day website for more information.
You can find directions to bind a book with a 3 hole pamphlet stitch here: http://www.booklyn.org/education/ispamphlet.pdf
You can view videos for a demonstration here:
For step by step directions with color go here: http://abookfull.tumblr.com/post/23683128084/3holepamphlet