This week students in classes Y52 and X06 completed a four week program with Ms. Kirstin from the Museum of Modern Art. Students learned about examples of action painting and discussed the process that the artists used to create their work. They looked at several colorful works by the German artist Katerina Grosse and hypothesized how she made different marks such as drips, splatters, folds, and brush strokes. Students then created their own beautiful paintings using various media, tools, and processes. Check out their beautiful work and the steps they took below. Thank you as always to Ms. K and the Museum of Modern Art's Access Programs for a new and exciting experience!
|Students started their projects by dropping different colors of ink onto wet areas of their paper. They then manipulated the direction of each drip by rotating the paper.|
|Next, students folded their paper several times to create different sections. They applied various colors of ink using a brayer and then unfolded their paper to see the pattern that they created.|
|Then, students added masking tape and stickers to their paper and then painted with tempera paint. Finally, when the paint was dry, they pulled off the masking tape to reveal the lines and shapes that they created and the many layers in their work.|
|This beautiful painting by Kayla was given the imaginative title "An Ostrich and a Flamingo Dancing With Their Heads Stuck Inside a Box of Spiders."|