Preschool and Young Fives students created a composition by gluing yarn to paper. Once the yarn was dry, they selected different colors of watercolor paint for the background spaces.
Kindergarten students explored printmaking by painting a leaf and pressing it to paper. They also learned about horizontal and vertical lines and put it all together for a fall collage.
First graders painted paper with warm horizontal stripes of color. Next they created a fall tree with thick, medium and thin lines. Finally they ripped small pieces of paper and glued them down for leaves.
Second Grade students created their own "fossils" by pressing shells into clay. After the clay was fired they painted each piece with colorful glaze. These small tiles were inspired by the second grade dig site.
Third Graders started this piece by drawing planets . They selected 3-4 to draw with crayons. Next they painted around the planets with black paint. They cut and glued a spaceship and on the last day added the spaceship to the background and painted white stars. Some students based their art on our solar system and some students used their imagination.
Fourth Graders are working on their clay coil pots. this picture shows the coil pots after they were made but before they were fired in the kiln. After they are fired in the kiln, the students will paint them with glaze.
Fifth Graders are finishing up their plaster masks. These masks took many weeks to complete. First we looked at pictures of masks from around the world and compared and contrasted them. Students planed several ideas in their sletch books and selected their best one. The created a mask made of plaster strips over a plastic form and then added color and decorations.