Quote of the Week

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."
-Leonardo da Vinci



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2-3rd Grade Art Club: The Phoenix Rises!

In art club, students learned about the legend of the Phoenix. When this mythological bird reaches the end of its life it disintegrates into a pile of ashes, only to rise again, a new and healthy fiery bird, from the same ashes! Below are a few examples of student work.





Thursday, February 1, 2018

4-5th Grade Art Club: Anthropomorphized Clocks!

Our 5th and 4th grade art club recently watched the animated short, Tick Tock Tale, a short about a little clock with a big problem that just might help him save the day. After watching and discussing the story presented in the short, students learned about anthropomorphism and tried their hand at adding a little humanity to clocks of their own. Below are a few samples of student work!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

3rd Grade: American Quilting Project

In this project, our third graders learned how American quilts had a variety of uses. They were used as a means of recycling old cloth, of bringing together community, and of communicating personal stories as well as historical events. Below are a few examples of our finished project!



Friday, January 12, 2018

4th Grade: Illuminated Manuscripts

During this project, students learned about the process of illumination, or decorating texts with designs, illustrations, color and gold. We learned about the Book of Kells, one of the most extraordinary insular illuminated manuscripts still around today. Students made their own illuminated page featuring a virtue of their choosing, which they decorated with abstract patterns, zoomorphic forms, and gold, of course! Below are a few samples of student work.



Friday, December 15, 2017

5th Grade: One Point Perspective Paintings

During this project, students learned about the development and possible discovery of linear perspective by Brunelleschi during the Renaissance. The employ of linear perspective allowed Renaissance artists to create paintings that had the illusion of real three dimensional space. 5th grade also learned how colors can be neutralized to create a more realistic sense of light and shadow in painting. Students made their own one point perspective paintings using tempera paint on canvas.Below are a few samples of student work.

2nd Grade: Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa

During this project, our 2nd graders learned about Hokusai, the great Japanese wood-block artist and painter. They learned how the wood block process allowed him to recreate his works of art in a faster and cheaper way, which made his artwork available to more people. This project recreated one of his most famous works, which was one is a series of thirty-six paintings featuring the iconic Mount Fuji. Below are a few samples of student's work!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Break and Art Clubs

Just a quick note to tell all my students and their families that I hope you have a wonderful break! 

Also, if you are in an art club, there will be no art clubs during the week of conferences, which is the week after break. I look forward to seeing all my art clubbers the following week!

Have a splendid break!!!