Friday, March 17, 2017

It's All About ME!

A big part of the art curriculum is working with imagery and learning how to illustrate our thoughts.  The 3rd graders just completed a challenging lesson on "self portraits" and learning about proportion and placement of the features of the human face. After the portrait was complete, they were asked to consider, "What makes you, YOU?"  What food do you like? What books do you read? What sports do you play? What's you favorite color? What are your hobbies? The task was to figure out how to represent their ideas with imagery. 
To top off the class, each 3rd grade teacher played the game of guessing who was who in each portrait. They did great! Not a surprise because they love their kids! Enjoy these samples from all four 3rd grade classes.
Leighton

Sarah

Marina

Jaden

Danny


Jeremy

Allie

Ben

Addison

Kayleigh

Abby

Clare

Michael

Charlotte

Friday, March 10, 2017

Life in a Fish Bowl

As we swim into the last months of school, our 5th graders just completed their final clay project of their elementary career.  This was fun. We used all of what we learned in past school years about how to assemble a clay sculpture. The result was a beautiful collection of hanging fish bowls. Please enjoy these clay creations from Mrs. Whitehurst's 5th grade.



























Friday, February 24, 2017

Still Life with a Cup of Cocoa

Recently my 2nd graders had the opportunity to look at some very colorful work by a Brazilian artist named Romare Britto.  He is famous for not only his bright colors, but also his use of patterns outlined with bold black lines.  We took this chance to study some of his "still life" art and get ideas for our own still life.  Imagine a cold winter day and coming inside to a warm cup of cocoa.....

Violet

Leah

Ophelia

Elizabeth

Makenna

Ellery

Shelby

Lily S

Addi

Iris

Sam

Austin

Callie

Shelby

Caba

Ashley

Wesley

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Art of Asia

Happy Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster! Using Chinese New Year as our starting point, the 1st grade and 2nd grade found inspiration in the art of China. The first graders learned about the importance of dragons in the Chinese culture. The third graders studied authentic Chinese landscapes. Please enjoy this art from a variety of 1st and 3rd grade classes.

Mason G-1

Julian G-1

Jax G-1

Daniel G-1

Zalen G-1

Deanie M-1

Valeria G-1

Selah G-1

Sage M-1

Coco G-1

Jadyn G-1

Maeve J-1

Caison J-1

Case J-1

Caiden M-1

Maria M-1

Ben J-1

Layla M-1

Cade S-1

Quinn S-1

Jansen S-1

Abby S-1

Jowl S-1

Finn S-1

Savannah S-1

Avery S-1

Kayleigh Dy-3

Portress Dy-3

Eva Dy-3

Taryn Dy-3

Leighton H-3

Addison H-3

Lola H-3

Chole H-3

Jaden H-3

Silas B-3

Payton B-3

Charlotte B-3

Lucas B-3

Clare B-3