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Spring Art Show Day Two

Welcome to day two of Carlisle’s Spring Virtual Art Show. If you missed day one, catch up here. Today we are featuring an artist study and technique study by grades 4th and 3rd, plus a collection of acrylic paintings by our Upper School artists. Click on each photo to enlarge the image and enjoy!

Giacometti Inspired Human Figures

Our fourth-grade students learned about the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), who was known for his post-WWII era bronze figures.  The students created full-body sculptures out of tin foil and mounted them on pedestals made from recycled plastic lids. They then painted their statue and pedestal black. In addition to seeing the form for what it is, the students explored the shadows produced by each sculpture.

4th-grade Parents – Ask your child to identify their work. Send us the row number (1, 2, 3, etc.) and column (A, B, C), and we’ll include their name in the caption. 


Foreshortening Self-Portrait

Students in the third-grade learned about foreshortening, a technique used to create the illusion of an object receding into the distance or background. The illusion is created by the object appearing shorter than it is in reality, and it is an excellent way to maximize the depth and dimension of paintings and drawings. Foreshortening is used in many famous works, including Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel (1508–1512). The students drew a self-portrait with the technique to make them appear to be looking down through a glass ceiling at the viewer. 

3rd-grade Parents – Ask your child to identify their work. Send us the row number (1, 2, 3, etc.) and column (A, B, C), and we’ll include their name in the caption. 


Acrylic Paintings

Upper School students in Mrs. Dashoff’s Fine Arts class have been working on acrylic paintings and they could pick any subject matter that they wanted for their painting. The students were given a limited amount of colors to work with. Three different blues, two different red’s, yellow and black and white. By using a limited palette they learned how to mix the colors that they needed for their paintings.   


Visit us again tomorrow to see Day Three of Carlisle’s Virtual Spring Art Show! 

Jump to: Day Three | Four  | Five

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.