Preschool students learned about concentric circles. They created a collage with tissue paper and a painting.
Kindergarten students looked at art by Jasper Johns. We talked about using the alphabet in a painting and how the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) can be mixed to make secondary colors (orange, green, and purple).
First grade students looked at the brush marks of Impressionist and Post Impressionist painters. They experimented using sponges, cardboard, and cotton swabs in paint. Next we looked at Van Gogh's Starry Night painting and they selected different tools to create the effects of wind, stars, ground, and sky.
Second grade students celebrated March is Reading Month by looking at Eric Carle's illustrations for picture books. They created unique painted paper and then cut and glued the paper to make a collage showing an animal. Students even crafted a title for their finished piece.
Third grade students finished their treasure maps and started planning their clay project. Each treasure map has a legend, distance scale, compass, symbols and names of places.
Fourth graders are creating clay coil pots. They spent a week practicing with modeling clay (plastic based clay). They learned that real clay (clay from soil) needs to be scored, slipped, and smoothed in order for one piece to attach to another piece. Students will glaze their coil pots and bring them home to share soon!
Fifth grade students are creating plaster masks. Students looked at masks from around the world and planned out an idea for how they want their final mask to look. Next they cut strips of plaster to prepare for mask making day. Each student has a chance to create a mask and have a mask made of their own face. It is a very fun (and messy) project!