Spring Art Show Day One

Welcome to Carlisle’s Spring Virtual Art Show. Today we are sharing an artist study, a style study, and technique study from grades 2nd, 5th, and 1st. Click on each photo to enlarge the image and enjoy!

Keith Haring Inspired Artwork

Our second-grade students studied the works of American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990), who is primarily known for his iconic motifs of colorful human shapes. Haring drew inspiration from abstract expressionism, pop art, Japanese calligraphy, and the work of New York graffiti artists. He strived to make art public by displaying it in the media or subway stations and collective urban spaces.

Aboriginal Art

Our fifth-grade students studied Aboriginal Art and created Australian Aboriginal animal dot paintings. This indigenous art form uses symbols and icons to convey critical cultural stories across generations.  The students choose an animal from Australia to highlight in their art piece.  They studied the culture and art of the Aboriginal people of Australia before creating a painting of their own using earth tone colors and various patterns. 

Technique: Creating Texture with Lines

Our first-grade students studied how Leonardo da Vinci used hatching and cross-hatching in his sketches and line-drawings to create texture. They looked at the contour lines and shapes that make up a polar bear’s head, and they practiced these techniques by drawing polar bears on dark paper with a white crayon. 

Check back tomorrow to see our next Virtual Gallery!

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Please note: If your child’s artwork is not featured in the galleries, they might have been absent or ill on the particular day each group of photos was taken. We want to include all students, so please note that any omissions are not intentional.