Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Twitter in the Art Room

Are you on Twitter?  Follow me @YESartclass to stay update on what's happening in Yowell's art class!  I'll post upcoming art events, artwork in the hallway, and samples of students hard at work.

2nd Annual Art Auction

Join us for the 2nd Annual YES Art Auction tomorrow!  There will be artwork available for live auction purchase from Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Bidder registration is from 5:30-6:00 and the cost if $5 for a bidding paddle.  Bidding will start promptly at 6:00.  We are raising funds for the technology fund!  You won't want to miss this event!!! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Out Of This World ART!

Second and third grade students just finished the "outer space art" unit and created planets and rocket ships! 

Second graders used colored pencils, chalk, charcoal and construction paper to create the planets.  They learned basic shadow and highlight techniques to make their planet look three-dimensional.  

Third graders designed their own rocket ship and used tempera paint to fill in the color.  They added warm colored streams for the fire during blast off! 

Take a look at the "Out Of This World ART" below! 

Kente Cloth

Fifth grade students learned African art and Kente Cloth's.  The Kente Cloth is a type of fiber art that is native to the Akan ethic group of South Ghana.  Students learned about the symbolic colors and patterns used to create the cloth.  They used reduction-printmaking techniques to create their own version of a Kente Cloth. Take a look below! 

Tall Tulips

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA for one of the professional development days.  If you've never been there, you should definitely visit!  Its a great art resource right in our backyard!  You can see real artist working and visit their studio space.  One of the artists I got to meet was Matthew Johnston, a painter.  I used his paintings of "Tall Tulips" as inspiration for this project.  First grade students loved learning about a local artist! I showed them pictures of Matthew Johnston's studio and a few samples of his artwork.  Check out their interpretation of Tall Tulips below!   

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kindergarten Selfies

I love to document the growth of my students through projects.  Kindergarten students drew a self-portrait on the first day of school, and second self-portrait in March.  Wow, they sure have grown as artists!  It's amazing the difference a few months can make.  Check out some of their work below! 

Careers in Visual Art

One of the goals at Yowell Elementary School is to help our students to become college, career, and citizen ready.  It's never to early to start planning for the future and asking big questions like "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  So many of my students LOVE art class and I want them to know they have options!  Check out the careers in Visual Art bulletin board that's on display in the art room now!