Riverton Students Show off their Inspired Art work
Beautiful artwork made by Riverton's 1st-5th grade students.
Posted on 12/03/2017
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Mr Hart discusses the student's process:
self portrait

The project with the self portraits was a 1st grade project:  First graders studied the artist Pablo Picasso and cubism.  They learned about his portraits and the different perspectives he used in his artwork that is a defining characteristic of cubism.  Students used mirrors to look at themselves and draw different parts of their faces multiple times. Students then chose their favorite drawings and collaged them together to make a self portrait and finished the artwork with oil pastels and watercolors.

The landscapes with the night sky were done by 2nd and 3rd graders:  Students studied the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his painting 'The Starry Night.'  They learned about his unique style and prominent brush strokes, along with the movement in the painting and the use of cool colors.  Students created their own 'Starry Night' with oil pastels on blue paper using the cool colors and creating movement through swirls and mimicking brushstrokes.  Students then collaged onto the blue paper their landscape, which was their choice of a city, countryside or an ocean view.

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The watercolor landscapes were done by 4th and 5th graders:  Students studied the Artist Grant Wood and looked at his exaggerated and almost surreal landscapes.  They learned about the farms, the rolling hills and fields in his paintings.  Students learned about perspective and the use of overlapping to create depth in their paintings.  They sketched out their landscapes and traced their drawings with sharpies before finishing their work with watercolor paints.