Monday, March 21, 2016
Here is a sneak peek at some of the student contributions to our school auction. (Not all of the classes are shown). A very special thank you to LeeAnne Ciaramitaro for helping with kindergarten flower plates, and second grade self-portrait platters. A big thank you to Jane Harvey who bisque fired, and glaze fired all of the first grade hearts for the hanging heart mobiles. Thank you Lisa Groleau for helping to decoupage the fourth grade tables, and third grade mirrors. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Greene (our wonderful music teacher and her talented husband)who built all of the fourth grade tables from wooden pallets. The students are all very excited to learn which lucky families will get to take home their lovely collaborative contributions.
Friday, February 5, 2016
It was a busy and challenging week in the art room, so I decided to highlight some of the high points of yesterday. The day started with a fifth grader sharing her progress on her one point perspective drawing. Her classmates are working at their own pace finishing up coil and slab constructions. Meanwhile, back at the Prospect Street campus, heart art and winter portraits are taking shape using tissue painting, printing, and oil resist methods.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
In March fourth graders explored foreground, middle-ground and background using chalk and paint to describe a winter scene. This winter offered beautiful images to draw from. First graders started a three week study of birds with these bird/ birch tree collages. They have gone on to create bird sculptures and an illustrated bird field guide.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I want to give a very public, loud shout out to Lisa Groleau for doing an incredible job as my long term art substitute while I was on maternity leave. Lisa inspired our students, she has boundless energy and she tackled some pretty tough areas of learning. One point perspective in grade 5 and complex sculpture techniques in clay and paper mache are just a couple. Our students were also introduced to several famous artists. Lisa Groleau, you did a great job! Here is just a few samples of the student works created with Mrs. Groleau! There is so much more great stuff that Lisa created with our students. I will try to post more in the weeks to follow!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
|Ugly Dolls- Under Construction!- By 4th Grade|
Grade 2- Turkey Collages
These Second Grade Turkeys demonstrate classroom work and discussion centered around collage, invention, and symmetry. Students were asked to give their turkeys wing feathers, tail feathers, and head feathers, use a variety of color and show cutting that uses symmetry.
Introducing the UGLIES! November has been about pattern, symmetry, and soft crafts. This blog update is just a tiny sampling of some of the projects we have been working on.
In October third graders each completed a skeleton drawing, with discussion about learning and understanding the skeleton is important for artists because it helps us understand the human form. As a follow up lesson, students become designers and design their own look for a holiday party by sketching out the human form- with attention to proper proportion, and then use fabric samples to create their look. I was not surprised to learn that we have some future fashion designers in the group!
Ohio Sawtooth Pattern- By Grade 1
Here is a selection of quilt squares created by first grade students in Mrs. Goodhue's class. Students learned about the American craft of quilting as an art form, and how to use a pattern and a selection of fabric to create a work of art. Some students worked hard to follow a pattern, others were very into looking at and feeling the different textures of the fabric. Together, their work creates a wonderful impact.
In December we will focus on more soft crafts such as weaving, and circle weavings, animals, animals in art, animals of the Arctic, and of course some festive ornament creations.
Square 1 orders are due in on 12/17/12. I'm looking for creative, constructive feedback from West Parish Families. Do we like Square 1, or Art to Remember?
It truly takes a village!
Lisa Groleau! Thank you for all of your support for student achievement. Your presence in the art room has been the reason students have been so successful!
Sheri Lewis! For helping with the take down of the Creature's of the Night Show!! Thank you for your willingness to be the "display committee" !
Mrs. Francis for helping organize artwork for Square 1
The Grammas Family for a hearty donation of yarns and needles
The Giordano Family and Sandra Morgan Interiors for a wonderful selection of fabric samples for some of our soft crafts!
Gratefully, Mrs. Morgan