Performed by Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First & Second Grades
Friday, December 9, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
First Grade: Students in first grade are studying texture and will create a turtle using crayon resist techniques with watercolor paint.
Second Grade: Students in second grade are making connections with art of other cultures, like traditional art of the African and Australian cultures, to create a pastel drawing. They are also exploring abstract art and creating decorative, ornate lizards.
Third Grade: Students in third grade are studying Russian Babushka or Nesting Dolls and are creating their own stylized version of the dolls by drawing with oil pastels.
Fourth Grade: Students in fourth grade are exploring radial designs and abstract art to create a mixed media composition. They are using the eye as inspiration.
Fifth Grade: Students in fifth grade are studying Op Art or Optical Art and creating mixed media drawings based on what they learn.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Enjoy your summer vacation!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Fifth graders are finishing a unit in which they learned the characteristics of clay and used the art medium, clay, along with molds, to create bowls. They used clay tools and other found objects and gadgets to create texture on their bowls. After a bique-firing of the bowls, students glazed their projects and added glass crystals as details. Pictured, students are showcasing their finished, glazed bowls.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Our dedication ceremony was Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm. Students and staff gathered in the auditorium for a time of celebration as Diggs and Latham, two schools, have officially come together as One School, One Community as Diggs-Latham Elementary Magnet School for Arts and Global Studies. We were honored with words of encouragement and celebration from Mayor Joines and Assistant Superintendent Toni Bigham. Also in the audience and offering words of thanks and encouragement were community partners and special guests, such as Quilla Smith with Friends of Diggs-Latham, and Mr. Shores, our long-time friend, sponsor, and volunteer. We enjoyed music by Reynolds High School Orchestra and our own teachers, Mr. Pilson, Mr. Powelson, and Ms. Ingram. Ms. Ingram sang "Rainbow," a song by Mr. Pilson, while Mr. Pilson accompanied on Piano and Mr. Powelson accompanied on violin. The ceremony ended as Mrs. Wright, our principal, cut a ribbon to honor the official opening of our new school.
The Backdrop for Alice's Adventures
The Backdrop for the School Dedication
(The mural is an original painting by Mrs. Gordon, the art teacher.)