Monday, April 22, 2019

Creating - Work in Progress

It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end. It is an exciting and hectic time of year with many events to attend. My students have been hard at work creating various art projects.

An invitation to the Art Show was sent home early last week. If you haven't seen it yet, you may want to  check your child's backpack. Please save the date: Friday, May 17. Details are on the invitation and will be soon be posted in the W+H When.
Fifth Grade students hard at work at 7:40 in the morning.
Learning the proper techniques when using pastels.
Second Graders working with wire for the Calder circus.
Pastels and animals
Van Gogh loves yellow and sunflowers!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

2019 The Fun Has Begun!

Perfecting her colored pencil technique

Carefully glazing

Adding underglazes 

Creating a miniature table top, plate, and pizza with
mushrooms and pepperoni

Stretching the mind and the fingers

Warming up exercises
Symmetry and the art of mixing colors

A plate, a bowl, and a meatball

Sweet dreams

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Planting the Seed

It is so wonderful to see the walls of the art room and bulletin boards in close proximity to the room graced with art created by my students. The younger students have art once a week, while grades 1-5 have two 40-minute periods. Recently, my third grade students have all spent extra time either before or after school working on their samplers, sharing conversation, and enjoying a piece of candy... comparable to your "Coffee and Conversation" sessions. As you peruse the photos below, enjoy the collages, tempera painting, and water colors created by students from three to eleven years old. I plant the seed and the children develop their ideas and use their experiences when it comes to self-expression. They have learned techniques for cutting and gluing, mixing colors, holding the brush, and printmaking during the past few months. Along with these skills, they are also learning to be responsible for supplies,  how to organize their workspace, and most importantly, how to work through multi-step projects on their way to creating an original work of art. 

Family pictures and more
Prints, collages, and paintings
This young man joined us just a few
weeks ago. He is learning how to mix
the tempera paints to achieve the effect he
is after
Eric Carle inspired papers
Eric Carle inspired paper 
An intricate design created by a Fifth Grade student
Gelli prints and symmetry
ROY G. BIV handprinted paper ready to cut and collage


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mixing, Making, and Matisse

The First Grade students have been learning all About Henri Matisse. They  have been busy cutting, arranging, and gluing shapes. They have also been collaborating  while building sculptures with a new collection of Matisse inspired shapes.
"A picture says one thousand words." However, we do love to share our family pictures.
Painting to Music
Determination and Concentration

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Learning New Skills, Envisioning, Creating, and Sharing

Learning to Sew 
Pride in accomplishing something new and fun after school!
Red, and white make pink
My brontosaurus!
Using my muscles and my imagination!
We have just completed the second week of school or in the world of art, we have had two to four classes. The fourth and fifth graders have designed their paintings and transferred their sketches to the painting paper. Now their eager to use the skills they have learned about mixing colors and controlling the brush when they start working on their paintings. Each time they come to class, the students will look at what they have accomplished with a fresh eye and make decisions about their work as they move ahead; some decisions will be spontaneous and others will be planned. They are in control of the decision-making process and hopefully will feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment when their paintings are hanging up for all to see.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The St"ART" of Something New

It is always exciting to start the new school year. The night before the first day, teachers and students wake up in the middle of the night wondering what tomorrow will bring. Now that we have completed a few days of school, I think we are all excited about the new year ahead of us. I can't wait to explore art materials and the appreciation of artists with all my students.

First Graders working together on the first day of Art

So proud of all my hard work! 

Pattern, design, and color

Collaboration and working side-by-side

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Until September

Fifth Grade Self-Portrait
Teddy Bears in Monet's Garden
Third Grade Ceramics
Fourth Grade Pastel -Degas Inspired
Have a Great Summer!