4th graders learned about abstract art. Artists create abstract art in many different ways, often they create artworks using only lines, shapes, and colors painted in an interesting way.On the first day of their art project, students were given a paint tray, a large piece of white paper, and listened to many different styles of music, and I just told them to paint. They painted the entire sheet of paper in any way they chose, as long as the entire paper was covered and they used more than one color.
On the second day of their project, we discussed how artists create visual movement in their paintings. Visual movement is how the artist wants the viewer’s eye to travel through the painting. This is done by using line, shapes, colors, patterns, and use of space.
4th graders created movement in their abstract paintings by outlining all the color changes they originally painted. In each color space, they then created a pattern to keep your eye moving throughout the painting.