The first grade classes learned about abstraction on Tuesday. We discused that abstract art is artwork that doesn’t need to visually represent and image, although there are often images that seem to suggest and idea or object. We talked about how color, lines, and shapes play with each other in abstract art.
For this project we used oil pastel and watercolor, to create wonderful abstract watercolor resist paintings.
After duscusisng abstract art, the kids ventured off to create their own. The 1st graders used their hands, glue bottles, scissors, pipe cleaners, and popsickle sticks as tracing tools to make abstract lines. Oil pastel was used to retrace the outlined objects. Watercolor was used as an all over wash.