First Graders began studying the elements of art- starting with line. Using paint we created 4 or 5 different kinds of lines on our paper. Afterwards we filled in the shapes that were created by our lines. Finally students discussed patterns and used a variety of lines to create patterns on top of their paintings.
Next, we looked at artist Alexander Calder. We discussed his love of motion as well as how he used to create his own toys. After looking at and discussing his work we set out to transform our paintings into our own rocking birds!