Kindergarten, first, and second grade students learned about texture and watercolor resist. Many students chose to draw a still life of a vase on a table with flowers. They then filled the shapes with texture before painting it.
Third and fourth grade students are learning about relief sculptures. A relief sculpture has a raised surface. These students created their sculptures from layers of cardboard and took their inspiration from architecture.
Students are learning how to use centers in the art room. Each center offers a material to explore or a problem to solve.
Sketch book center
Students draw from a variety of inspirational prompts. Each week there is a suggested theme with an idea sheet or an actual still life.
Felt Board Center
Students manipulate felt shapes to create a unique composition. This exercise encourages creative problem solving and allows students to work together.
Mosaic Cube Center
This center provides students with a chance to create a mosaic. Students learn how to plan an idea, use two dimensional space and explore part to whole relationships.
Plastic Shape Center
Students enjoy creating narrative pictures and symmetrical designs from these translucent geometric shapes.
Wood Construction Center
This center allows students to work together to create sculptures of castles, museums,water parks and more.
Modeling Clay or Playdough Center
Students have the opportunity to build temporary sculptures from clay and dough. This activity builds fine motor skills and requires imagination.