In the Fall 2015 semester, art classes were taught by an art specialist from LAUSD. Teachers also learned new grade-appropriate art lessons.
In the 2014-2015 school year, students in grades K-2 had art classes in Fall with an art teacher from Aimee Art Productions, and in Spring with an art teacher from STAR Education.
Carthay's Art Education program was sponsored in 2014-2015 by the Cunningham Group Real Estate Team.
Week 1: 2-dimensional Self Portraits
I introduced india ink and the self portrait yesterday. We looked at Matisse’s work and we had a group discussion about all the different shapes that Matisse uses in his portrait drawing and paintings. We also discussed different line qualities with markers and india ink.
The “artists” all made fantastic one of a kind self portraits with india ink, india ink brushes, black markers on large white paper. They are all truly one of a kind, a real self expression of each student.
Weeks 2 and 3: 3-dimensional Self Portraits
We had a wonderful imaginative, creative and enthusiastic day today in "adventures in art’’. The “artists” were all so excited to be back in our art workshop today! They all said, “I LOVE ART”!
Today we talked about sculptures and 3 dimensional art and compared it to our two dimensional india ink self portraits from our last weeks art workshop. We began working on our 3 Dimensional Self Portraits aka "Paint Stick Puppets.” The “artist", teachers and volunteers loved all the "out of box" recycled material that I brought in for the first week of this project. Next week, we will continue working on our recycled self portrait puppets. The “artist” seemed very inspired to bring in more recycled material from their homes to continue on the recycled self portrait adventure for next week. I encouraged the teachers to remind the “artist” throughout the week and next week to bring in sticks, leaves and anything else they may find that they could add to their self portraits
In Week 3 we used paint sticks to complete the "paint stick puppet self portraits" with paper plates. We created our 3-dimensional self portraits out of so many fun recycled materials! Each self port rate was so different than the others! And we also learned so many textures from recycled materials. We learned about Vincent Van Gogh and all the texture of paint that he used in his self portraits.