Warm Wishes and Happy Holidays from the Art Room!

Thanks to everyone who helped and participated in Family Art Night! It was so wonderful meeting and talking to our wonderful families- I loved seeing everyone creating art together! If you were unable to make it this year, we will have another Family Art Night next year-

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Here is what our Kindergarteners have been busy learning in the art room:

Students learned about paper manipulation- from accordian folds to curling paper, cutting fringes and spirals, they learned how to make paper three dimensional. These artworks were sent home.

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We learned about symmetry by painting and folding paper, creating a print. Students chose several colors and white to mix. The next week students cut out a shape and used colored papers for the features and created a beastie, after listening to a fun book showing interesting creatures.

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First graders continued with our architecture unit and painted a city scape learning about foreground, middle and background. They used an interesting technique of chalk pastels dipped in starch making a vibrant color paint stick that does not smudge when dry.

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Second graders finished their Adinkra influenced relief prints. They made multiple prints to evoke repeat pattern fabric. They are hanging up in the art room-

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Students learned about the illustrator and author Eric Carle who painted his own papers for his beautiful collages. Students thought about what animal they would like to make as a collage and painted paper, mixing colors and creating patterns with special rollers. They will cut out the animals in parts to overlap and create depth.

 

Third graders created a self portrait collage learning the proportions of the face. They used patterned papers and yarn for hair and clothes capturing their individuality.

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Fourth graders finished learning about face proportions and created mixed media self portraits. They painted faces with any colors they liked and later drew their features with charcoal or color pencils on collage pieces, arranging them on their painted faces. They are hanging up in the art room and are unusual and beautiful.

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Fifth graders learned about the fascinating artist Andy Warhol and the Pop art movement. Students chose an everyday object and are drawing a large image on paper and then painting them using bright and interesting colors.

They also finished their organic sculptures influenced by the work of Henry Moore and will be taking them home soon.

 

Thank you for visiting the art blog! Please come visit again and when you are at school enjoy the art that is displayed around our campus- in the office, the library and of course, in the art room!

Jenni Bahrt

WT Art Teacher

 

 

 

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