Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fifth Grade Peter Max Liberty Heads

Fifth grade students learned about artist Peter Max and how he has painted a painting of the Statue of Liberty every July 4th since 1976! One year before Ms. G. was born!! They also learned that his style of Art is Expressionistic, with lines and colors that show a lot of movement and expression. After learning so many facts about Peter Max, it was time to create Liberty Head pictures of our own.

We broke the drawing down step by step into shapes that would not overwhelm anyone, and when the drawings were complete, painted them using thick tempera paints. I think the students gained a lot of confidence during this project and the results are awesome!

This one was in progress, but too great not to share

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