Kindergarten through fifth grade is learning about the Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is an American artist that became famous in the 1960's for his cakes and pies. He often painted bakery and cafeteria scenes. It sure made each of my classes hungry looking at all of his work!
He has a beautiful use of color, and his paintings feel calm and peaceful. "Happy summer memories" is how one of my students described his work.
Kindergarten colored three-tier cakes and painted ice cream cones with glittered cherries to learn about color and how to use the art room's supplies. First grade is making lollipops to review their colors as well and to make a watercolor resist collage. Second, third, Fourth, and Fifth all learned how to draw a three tier cake that took form to seem three-dimensional. Second grade is also making Gum ball machine paintings.