Completed Sunflowers

Completed 3rd grade sunflowers in Mr. Satterfield's office

Completed 3rd grade sunflowers in Mr. Satterfield’s office

3rd graders have finished their Georgia O’Keeffe sunflowers!  After painting the outlines with tempera paint, we used oil pastels to add color.  When deciding on our color palettes, we decided to use warm-cool opposites to help our sunflowers stand out.  If students used a cool color for their background, they used warm colors for their petals, and vice versa.  These particular sunflowers are currently brightening Mr. Satterfield’s office!

Coffin Creations!

Marco's ocean collage

Marco’s ocean collage

Coffin students are already busy with their first projects!

Second grade has looked at Henri Mattise’s collages depicting the Flight of Icarus.  We discussed how Matisse simplified his images and used bright colors to make his collages bold and striking.  Students were allowed to choose any subject for their collage and worked on practicing their cutting and gluing skills.

Third grade looked at Georgia O’Keeffe’s A Sunflower from Maggie painting.  We saw how a sunflower can be created from repeating and layering very simple shapes and marks.  We used black tempera paint to outline our sunflowers and let them dry.  Next art class we will use oil pastel to color our sunflowers.

3rd Grade Sunflower Paintings

3rd Grade Sunflower Paintings