Welcome to the Mountain Park Virtual Art Gallery
We will be featuring works of art created in 2nd-5th Grade classes. These masterpieces have been created by "zoomer" and "roomer" artists during our Hybrid Learning Experiences.
Art Studio Lesson Highlights & Artwork Spotlights
RECENT ARTSY HAPPENINGS AT MOUNTAIN PARK:
5th Grade artists learned about the art of Faith Ringgold and created "quilt squares" focusing on radial symmetry.
4th Graders learned about impressionism. Using oil pastels and various media they created imaginative landscapes after being inspired by Monet's works.
3rd Graders viewed "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and created their own interpretations. Have you ever wondered why the subject is screaming? Here are some reasons courtesy of 3rd grade!
2nd Grade studied the art of Paul Klee and designed their own cityscapes. Using a resist technique students used oil pastels, crayons, and watercoloe to add color. Rulers and measuring were also important to create their compositions.
5th Grade artists learned about the art of Georges Seurat and pointilism. Using dots or text, students composed intricate compositions.
4th Graders created their own interpretations of Japanese wood-block print artist, Hokusai, and his "Great Wave" depiction from his series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji". The artists focused on shading and blending skills, calling upon their previously learned techniques.
3rd Grade artists learned about the impressionists and their style. Focusing on light and soft colors, artists used a combination of oil pastels and watercolor paint to create landscape images inspired by Monet. "Wet-on-wet" watercolor techniques were used to further enhance upon their impressionist styles.
2nd Graders focused on color. Inspired by the bright colors of Paul Gauguin and time in Tahiti, students created island landscape paintings.
5th Grade artists used their chalk pastels and blending techniques to create BEAUTIFUL winter landscapes featuring the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
4th Grade Artists were inspired to create watercolor landscapes, focusing on scale and perspective.
3rd Graders created figures inspired by the art of Keith Haring. Haring is known for his use of symbolism, figures, and subway graffiti chalk drawings. Students focused on positive and negative space to create unique compositions.
2nd Graders explored the art style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. By using lines and color in experiemental ways students were able to create expressive portraits.
5th Grade artists learned about the Op Art movement. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white.
4th Graders created works of art inspired by Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life". Painted in 1909, Klimt's "Tree of Life" painting is one of the most repoduced oil paintings in modern day. Don't be surprised if you see a reproduction in a shop (OR art class) near you.
"Tree of Life" by Klimt
2nd Grade artists created unique self portraits with a bit of a "twist". Focusing on our facial features students drew versions of their faces wearing a mask and "maskless". Artists also thought of words that describe them to include in their final pieces.
5th Graders created works of art inspired by the Pop Art Movement, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein.
4th Graders created macro-drawings of natural elements such as flowers, skulls, and plants. Students learned about Georgia O'Keeffe prior to beginning their lesson.
3rd Graders created paper cut-out collages after being introduced to the works of Henri Matisse.
2nd Graders created warm and cool color wheels while they learned about cubism and Pablo Picasso.
For this project students referred to "The Cats of Ulthar", a short fictional story by writer H.P. Lovecraft. They then created their own Egyptian Cat God/Goddess!
4th Grade artists explored the works of Surrealists and created their own “cadavre exquis” (exquisite corpse) based off of an old parlor game played by artists in the 1920s. Students spun a virtual wheel which landed on various topics/items that they used to form their unique creations.
3rd Graders are exploring Mexican culture by creating their own Sugar Skulls, inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Dia de los Muertos.
2nd Graders learned about contemporary art and form by looking at the works of Yayoi Kusama and creating depictions of pumpkins.
The following works of art were created by MKM and Mountain Park Artists during afternoon art enrichment. Art Enrichment takes place on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday.