Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
2nd Place: Charity
3rd Place: Latoya
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Dates: Friday, May 21st -Friday, May 28th
Opening Night: Friday, May 21 6:00-8:00pm
Old Salem Visitor's Center Hours:
Visit this art exhibit to see art work from 39 of our students. These artists range in age from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Views of the Mural in Progress
For more on the work of Beamer Aston, visit: http://www.calibratethemind.weebly.com/
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
First Grade: Students are working on an abstract cactus. They painted it with watercolor paint, added patterns for an abstract effect, and are finishing it off with paper triangles as the cactus needles.
Second Grade: Second graders just created a non-objective background using white paint and chalk pastels. They drew a lizard to add to the background, which was also decorated with chalk pastels. Finally, they attached the lizard to their background by gluing cardboard under the lizard to give the appearance of dimension.
Third Grade: These students have studied Park Guell and Antoni Gaudi in Spain. This park is decorated with mosaics by Gaudi. They are currently working on paper mosaics.
Fourth Grade: Students finished up a paper, quilt square. They are moving on to study Gustav Klimt and paint a patchwork quilt with watercolor paint.
Fifth Grade: Fifth graders are studying Canadian Animals and are drawing their own example of an abstract Canadian animal by reflecting on Native and Traditional Canadian Art.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
On Wednesday, April 14, Ms. Green's 2nd grade class celebrated their hard work and good behavior with refreshments and a game of Win-Lose-or-Draw.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Over the last several weeks, the art students and I, (2nd-5th grade,) started a mailbox system for the Art Studio. If students want a pen pal, need to write down a question rather than ask it aloud, or simply want to leave a note for the teacher, they can write out a message, on designated paper, and leave it in my mailbox. Either during the class or before their next class, I will read and respond to the mail. In this way, students can communicate whenever they have a question or comment, take time to think about their comment, and then see a written response. It is a fun way for students and the teacher to share ideas and concerns. It helps me make sure I address everyone's needs, even if we run out of time for the day. The mailbox system also encourages students to use vocabulary they are learning and use it in their informal writing.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Third Grade students are finishing a unit in which they are studying traditional techniques of making stained glass windows and batiks. They used Elmer's White Glue to create outlines in their design and created interesting color schemes with chalk pastels.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
First Grade: Students in first grade are exploring texture by making a house facade out of layered paper. They will finish the project by gluing foil on top to enhance their embossing techniques.
Second Grade: Art students in second grade are currently working on landscapes that they are painting with watercolor paint. They are exploring realistic and abstract compositions.
Third Grade: Third grade art students have learned about batiks in comparison to stained glass window techniques. They are creating a mock stained glass window out of paper, Elmer's white glue, and chalk pastels.
Fourth Grade: Fourth grade students are beginning a quilting unit. They will cut several geometric shapes, (mostly squares, rectangles and triangles,) and arrange the shapes to create a quilt square.
Fifth Grade: Students in fifth grade are using concepts related to radial design and circular balance. They began their design by writing a word, in block or bubble letters, at least 8 times around a central point on a square piece of paper. Each version of the word is connected and moves upside down and sideways throughout the composition to present the impression of movement.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Students enjoyed a 2 week break, including a snowy Friday on our last day of school before break. Classes are reviewing CHAMPS guidelines and classroom procedures to prepare for a successful spring semester of art.
Thanks for reading our blog. Check back soon for information regarding our recent holiday art endeavors and new projects.