5th grade artwork
spirit animal sculptures
RADIAL SYMMETRY DESIGNS
5th grade students created these beautiful RADIAL SYMMETRY DESIGNS by repeating shapes that have a personal meaning. Can you find the special shapes in these designs? Here's a hint: they are something given to them by their parents.
mexican tin art
5th graders learned about the folk art tradition of Mexican Tin Art. Students chose a personal symbol that was important to them and made it the focal point of their design. Students 'moved the metal' by drawing into it with a pencil. This created raised areas and turned the once flat metal into a 3-D Relief Sculpture. Students were also given the opportunity to punch designs through the metal using a hammer and nail.
Bain was fortunate to have Victoria Sowers from Sandy Creek Weavers visit our school this fall with her 300 year old barn loom. Ms. Sowers took the students through a 'day in the life' of an Early American settler and explained how important weaving was to help them make functional items. Our 5th graders extended their learning in the art room by creating their own weaving using a cardboard loom. Students used a limited color scheme to create UNITY and added VARIETY by incorporating a section of the basket weave with fun fringe!