My second graders have a lot of energy and curiosity. They seem to get really engrossed in details. Some of them already have a serious interest in drawing certain styles or genres of things, and they love to share their independent artwork with me. But it's also an age when I start to see a lack of confidence in artistic ability, so we have a lot of conversations about how important it is to try your best, and that practice makes you grow, and that you need to experiment and try new things. The first half of the year we work on elements and principles of art and genre, and the second half we focus on art around the world.
Here's what we learned in second grade this year:
We learned how to turn lines into shapes and use patterns:
|somebody really liked stripes!|
|Kandinsky-inspired non-objective art project|
|poor little lost bunny in the big city|