Students have been learning about rhythm and shapes. We studied the work from the painter Edvard Munch, who worked from the late 1800s' into the early 1900s'. Class focused on his repetition of organic shapes and how they create rhythm/ movement. We copied his painting titled "Moonlight." here are some examples!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Students in fifth grade have recently finished studying work by the Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer. Durer was known for his attention to detail and his ability to depict texture in his etchings and paintings. We studied and copied an owl painting of his using watercolor and pen. Below are a few examples of their work.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Students in fourth grade completed a refresher course on contour lines and how they can be used to describe shapes. When drawing complex structures such as a face, body or architecture, it is beneficial to break the image into simplified shapes. This process is useful in determining correct proportions and how you are going to approach shading/ coloring the image. We study our faces in small mirrors on our table and tried to find the shapes that make up our faces. Below are a couple examples from artists that the students observed, as well as some student projects!
(Painting by Felicia Forte)
(Painting by Felicia Forte)
Third Grade just finished studying contour lines and how they are used by artists to describe form and shape, as well as working out compositions for larger works. We looked at artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Egon Schiele. Below is an example from Henri Matisse and a couple of hand studies created by students.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Hello Archway Lincoln families, my name is Matthew Marshall and I am looking forward to this upcoming year teaching art with your scholars. I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona into a family that encouraged me to pursue the act of creation. In 2014, I graduated from Arizona State University earning a BFA with a focus in oil painting. Since graduation, I have continued my practice as an artist, participating in art shows, publications and presentations throughout the valley. In November of 2016 I was invited to New Delhi, India to participate in a residency program with artists from the U.S., Australia and India. We spent a month working together in a studio focusing on the merging of Western and Eastern approaches to art making.
I started teaching elementary art through Great Hearts in 2015 as a way of sharing both the knowledge and joy I have accumulated over the years for this subject. Every student has the capability of making artwork that is truthful and beautiful by building on the fundamentals of observation and technique. Your child will enter the world with a profound vocabulary and skill set to make sense of work made by masters, as well as make their own works of art.
It is my promise as your child’s teacher that I will do everything in my power to give them individual observation and guidance. Each student shall be encouraged to try their very best on each project and to handle struggles with grace. Thank you for putting your trust in me to share the joy and truth of visual art with your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and I look forward to the 2018-19 school year!