It’s great to be back in school making art with all the creative students at PS 175. This year began
with self-portraits. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade used crayons and oil pastels to draw
themselves. The students looked at portraits by American artists Alex Katz and Chuck Close to see
how line and color can show different moods and expressions. Students also saw how the background
could show whether the subject is an indoor or outdoor location.
Third through fifth grade students learned how artists use guidelines to find proportion in portraits. Students in kindergarten through fifth are now learning about lines. They are also learning how artists use different materials such as crayons, markers, chalk, brushes, and paint, glue, scissors, and paper.
Kindergarten, first, and second grade students are tracing autumn leaves to make watercolor paintings. Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are working with curved and straight lines to create drawings and paintings that send a message about motion or nature.
Once again, I’d like to thank the Parents Association for their generous contribution to the Art program.