|Fourth grade worked on Thumbnail sketches and made a final large sketch using one continuous line and then took on the world of Twistees to create a face made with a continuous line of wire! They loved this!|
Sunday, August 17, 2014
In the last nine school days we have had a great time! I have found myself enjoying the classroom more than ever! I have experienced some wonderful moments already this year. Students are ready to push themselves and accept the challenges that are offered in the art room. I have seen students stretching themselves and encouraging one another. Ask your 3rd,4th, and 5th graders, about our introduction to the new school year. We are focusing on being a collaborative community and learning from one another. We are making mistakes, learning from them, and guiding others to find their own solutions. We have talked about LOTS of amazing things already. Kindergarten took on Kandinsky, First grade were architects and planned and put together their playground and playhouse ideas, Second graders and fourth graders have had the week to take their SGP's this week but last week they were busy sketching and constructing with continuous lines. Third grade was taking their name and exploring line and shape and then turning their names into a wire sculpture. Fifth graders are working with their names and zentangles and then they are building 3D inspirational words and photographing them. I am very excited about the work we have done and feel that there are only more amazing things to come from it. Here are a few pictures from the week, I'll post some more later.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Well, all I can say is just when I think we've cleaned up one mess we start making another! It is awesome! We have been so busy around here that I have lost track of time and have failed at keeping you up to date on our happenings. So hang on tight, I am getting ready to send out a lot of information your way.
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|Beginning the year with Van Gogh in mind! |
Let's get "Gogh"ing!
|Everyone starts out small but everyone can|
make a BIG impact through Art.
|Reviewing and Previewing with First graders about Weather|
and Instruments used for measuring it, creating Weather Vanes
with Cardinal Directions and learning to draw weather.
|Kindergarten learns about Printmaking and the Rainbow|
while learning to use screaming crayons to draw lines and
whispering crayons to color in.
|First graders set up their own still Life using art supplies.|
|They get busy making sketches of what they see, and then we make|
our final drawing after hearing some tips to make it easier.
|Have you learned about tints and shades?|
These student were given a hue of paint and asked to experiment
with it and white, to see just what happened.
|Some even had time to go back in and add designs and|
patterns inside of their white space to make their flags a bit
more artistic and to show more of what they know.
|Students made and created sketchbooks in grades 3-5.|
|Veteran's Day is here and our second graders have been learning the|
skill of weaving. They got bust to weave a work of art out of
paper and they were put together to create a lovely bulletin board for
our Veteran's Day program.
|Third graders talked about Howard Finster and folk art. They|
created paper mache' gourds and were busy getting them
ready to make them into a work of art.
|Here are our gourds as they dry.|
|Kindergarten worked on Mono printing. A type of printmaking|
similar to our hand prints, but we painted the table and drew in the paint
with our fingers.
|Here is another example, students were able to go back in|
and add more details and designs. We used a limited color
scheme and talked about our flag and the meaning of the
|Clean room- it DOES NOT look like this now!|
|Kindergarten learned about 2Dand 3D shapes.|
We learned the differences in the number of faces and
the vertices. We learned how we can draw them
and make them look differently.
|Sorry they are sideways... had some trouble getting them to turn|
vertically for you to see.
|Second graders worked on Printmaking. We then worked on|
paper manipulation and created designs that would be seen at
our Veteran's Day program.
|1st graders had a review of lines, patterns, tracing geometric shapes|
cut shapes and glued. We kept the Patriotic color scheme
and we created a designer frame to finish off our works.
|Romero Britto brings his paintings to life with color and pattern|
and with a variety of design. Our Second graders pull
their sketches together for a patriotic theme and created
these beautiful examples of works of art.
|First graders again discussed weather and weather vanes. We|
explored the barn yard and created a watercolor resist painting
that will knock your socks off.
|While Mandalas are normally made of beautifully colored sands|
Kindergarten explored how they could make patterns and designs
in a radial format.
|Red Ribbon Week came quick and a last minute idea came together|
|Fifth grade worked on creating a watercolor painting|
that illustrated a symbol of America to them. We were learning
the proper use and technique of watercolor and finding our
art was improving as a result.
|Third graders also worked on drawing Light till it's Right and|
then discovering how the watercolors would work for the
media. We discussed watercolor techniques and worked on
creating a patriotic work of art.
|Tacky day, I of course came less tacky and more|
or less not matchy. I came dressed in
the primary colors and introduced Roy Lichtenstein,
as this was his color palette.
|In Flander's Field was the inspiration for this bulletin board|
and it helped us to see Veteran's Day as a moment to reflect
on things we have to be thankful for, including our soldiers.
|Fifth grade watercolors.|
|Second graders reviewed their learned Native American|
history and we discussed weaving being more than decorative,
it was needed for a way of life. We also worked on thematic
colors schemes of America and all together our weaving created
|Veteran's Day displays.|
|First graders worked on creating a Fairy Tale by first|
discussing and creating textures, figures
and then by writing about them.
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