Monday, May 20, 2013

Before the tropical bird paintings, third grade students worked hard on understanding the basic shapes that make up a figure in art (we refer to the human body as a figure in our art work). In addition, we put those basic shapes in motion. There is such a large variety of movement that they came up with - I think I would be hard-pressed to find a more creative bunch!

We represented the figures in motion using paper collage. Also, we looked at the colors and variety in figurative works by Detroit artist Charles McGee for inspiration. You can get a brief introduction to him below and then peruse the beautiful collage work by Siebert's third grade students!