Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Finishing Symmetrical Nutcrackers

4th grade artists are working their hardest to finish their symmetrical nutcrackers before we leave for break. All Art will be handed back at holiday parties on Thursday, December 19th. Art makes great gifts! You can also visit Artsonia to view and purchase gifts made with student Art.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brightening the Day!

The sun came out just long enough for our 3rd grade artists to display their Tiffany-inspired stained glass designs. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

As part of our "Fun" Fridays, a rotating extra day of Art, students work with a method called Visual Thinking Strategies. VTS builds "thinking skills that become habitual and transfer from lesson to lesson, oral and written language literacy, visual literacy, and collaborative interactions among peers." -quote from VTS website.

Currently we are investigating contemporary artists, talking about their artwork, and how it might directly effect us. Today we talked about the artist Mel Chin and his Paydirt/Fundred project. We even got a chance to design our own Fundred dollar bills!

Read more about Mel Chin and his project at . You can even download your own here and share them with your family!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Warm Color Leaf Printing

First grade artists have been reviewing warm colors in Art class. This week we collected leaves, talked about the parts of the leaf, painted and printed them on our artwork.Students also used color knowledge from our last lesson to mix their own orange!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

Today the 3rd & 4th graders created calaveras (skulls) designs with the help of Northview Senior visiting artist Megan C. They learned a little about the Mexican celebration and then were able to illustrate and color their own!

Friday, October 4, 2013

4th grade Positive/Negative project

4th grade Artists have been talking about how artists use space in their work. They viewed many examples of optical illusions in which the artist would create space that could be both positive or negative. As the students created their own artwork, they worked to form organic shapes to create their own space illusion. We also found an appreciation for looking at abstract work and finding objects within our organic shapes that began to create stories! What do you see in our artwork?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Art Website!

This website is a work in progress. Please keep checking back for more updates soon!