Friday, February 5, 2016

February Artist of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being named February's Artist of the Month: 

Kindergarten- Attia Nunley in Mrs. Clark's class
1st Grade- Elijah Larkin in Mrs. Slater's class
2nd Grade- Christopher Borja Gomez in Mrs. Buckalew's class
3rd Grade- Cat Constantini in Mr. Koch's class
4th Grade- Jheneya Cotton in Miss Van Leer's class
5th Grade- Kevin Orndorff in Miss Mc Math class

Monday, February 1, 2016

Andy Warhol Inspired Hand Prints

Kindergarten students created a series of hand prints inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol.  During this project, they used fine motor skills to fold paper, trace hands, and outline areas with tempera paint.  We also worked on "non-matching" of background and hand colors.  The final step was their favorite!  They got to dip their hands in black tempera paint to make the 6 hand prints! 

Tints of Winter

Fourth grade students learned about monochromatic colors during this lesson.  They used white tempera paint to create a variety of tints for the background.  Next, they used black tempera paint to illustrate a winter landscape silhouette, showing an understanding of distance and space.

Greek Columns

Third grade students illustrated their knowledge of Greek architecture that they learned in social studies class.  In art class, they drew the 3 different types of Greek columns; Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.  They created a contrasting background paper using bleeding tissue paper to showcase the white columns. 

5 Senses Painting

Last week was the Kindergarten "Day 0". Their theme was the 5 senses.  Students used their sense of smell when they worked with fruit scented tempera paint to create a still life picture of a fruit bowl.  Check out their masterpieces below! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Snow Birds

1st grade students listened to the story Snow Balls, by Lois Ehlert.  After listening to the story, each class discussed the illustrations they saw.  We used tempera paint and  painted construction paper to create the snow birds college.  Enjoy! 

Once Upon A Starry Night...

5th grade students studied artist Vincent Van Gogh and his painting "Starry Night".  They used tempera paint to recreate the famous painting and then added a short story or poem to go along with their art.  Check out their masterpieces below!