It has been such a busy time in the art room lately!
In Kindergarten, we have worked on creating abstract painting and reading the book Lines that Wiggle to create beautiful paintings!
In first grade, we have been working hard on our bug drawings! Students used books to inspire a rendered drawing of a bug, and then we created a setting for the bugs. Artists then learned how to make them pop-up using collage techniques!
In second grade, we have been revisiting the study of seeds from their science unit, and creating Seed to Petal Portraits where students created drawings using oil pastels to show the flower’s beauty from its roots to the sky!
Third grade artists have been deep in study with both their classroom teachers and in art class, to learn about artist biographies. In art class, we are working to create mini galleries the children have curated themselves. I almost don’t even want to show you because I want you to be surprised at their beauty…..but here is a glimpse (they are not done yet!)! Prepared to be shocked :). We also are working to prepare for our field trip the Museum of Fine Arts next Friday- we cannot wait!
In fourth grade, we are finishing up our really magical and engaging printing unit. We had a long conversation about printing and the history of spreading information from before newspapers to now…..the information age! First, students have made animal prints using a carving technique, as well as Gelli Arts printing too! (Check out the video linked….your kids are addicted to printing- I bet you would be too- it is soooo fun!) Wait until we organize the many, many prints….the chosen work will be on Artsonia soon, I promise 🙂
Fifth grade artists have been working hard to make their clay creations! Artists have been making clay containers that look like sweet treats. It has been really fun to see what they choose. Ask your child what they chose! Some kids decided to use this as an opportunity to share something about their culture and family traditions with sweet treats that come from all around the world. Would you mind sending in a recipe (I am not joking!)- they look delicious!!!!
As we gear up for the next round of projects, I also would ask you that if happen to have some extra baby wipes in your house….would you please donate some to the art room?
Enjoy the snow day today and ask your child more about their artwork! Maybe you can recreate some and email me the results? I would love to see what you make!