May, 2017

Welcome Spring!

The art room is always a very busy room! The upper grade students are presently working on scenery for the Spring Show. The lower school students are learning about various artists.

 

Grades K and First Grade are learning about the artist Piet Mondrian.composition c

 

Grade 2 is being inspired by Pablo Picasso.File575404082250198 1

 

Grades 3 and 4 are learning about an artist who is favored by children for his depiction of dreamy scenes and use of bright colors, the Russian born, Marc Chagall.

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February 7, 2017

Grade 6

Homework: Due: Feb. 21

Winter Spatial Landscape

Use colored pencils to add color and values to your snow scene. Be sure to use darker values and larger images in the foreground, and middle values and medium size in the middle ground.

The background should be in the smallest scale and the lightest values.

January 24

Grade 7

Homework: Due Feb. 7th

 

Pine Bough Still Life

Finish coloring in your pine cone. Use 3 values of brown throughout. Use a white or off white to add highlights.  Color the negative space around the pine needles with light green, dark green and light blue. Leave some white around the outer area.

 

 

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Grade 8

Homework: Due: Feb. 7th

Symbols of Poland

 Draw and color 3 symbols of Poland on each of the 3 inch squares which you received in class.

 

 

Welcome to 2017!

 

 This month's classes are inspired by winter.  Grades K and 1 are using collage and paint techniques to create snowmen. Grades 2 and 3 are using the technique, tissue bleeding, to create winter scenes. Grade 4 is using lines and shapes to create a winter Manhattan skyline.

Grades 6 is exploring the elements of value and space by sketching barren winter trees.

Grade 5 is experimenting with color theory by studying Wassily Kandinsky and creating abstract circle trees.

 

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Grades 7 and 8 are using color value and paint to create pine and birch tree scenes. 

 

 

 

 

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All in all, art is great way to explore the beauty of winter within our nice, warm art room!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

 

 

 

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November 8

Homework: Grade 5

Due Nov. 15

Completely finish your Romero brito style Christmas symbol. ALL areas of your positive and negative spaces must be colored. You should include designs within half of these spaces. Use colored pencils. Trace over designs in markers. Black looks best.

 

 

 

Brito 2 

November 8

Homework: Grade 6

Due: Nov.15

Completely finish your Romero brito style Holy Family piece. ALL areas of your positive and negative spaces must be colored. You should include designs within half of these spaces. Use colored pencils. Trace over designs in markers. Black looks best.

 

October 2016
October 25 
Homework: Grade 5
Due:November 1
Complete your Romero Brito style Christmas symbol.
Use patterns and designs inside each section of your symbol, as well as in the negative space surrounding it.
 
 
 
 
Homework: Grade 6
Due: November 1
Complete your Romero Brito style Holy Family sketch.
Use patterns and designs inside each section of your symbol, as well as in the negative space surrounding it.
 
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Welcome to another exciting year of art!
 
 
 
 election day
 
Grade 8
Homework 9/27  
Project: Election 2016
Objective: Create a poster to encourage our citizens to vote in the presidential election.
Due: Oct. 11
You will be using the elements of art; line, color, and space.
Divide your paper into 2-4 areas.
Use words and symbols to create a pleasing design.
Color with pencils and markers.
Be neat and creative.
 
 
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Grade 5
 Homework 9/27
Project: Autumn Line Landscape
Objective: Create an autumn landscape using a variety of lines.
Due: Oct. 11
You will be using the elements of art; line, color, and space.
Draw a horizon line.
Use lines to section off areas of your scene. You want to creat a sense of distance and space.
Use colors and symbols (in diminishing sizes) to create an autumn look. Pumpkins, apples, and haystacks are just some possibilities.
Use darker values of colors in the foreground and lighter values in the distance.
Be neat. Be creative. Have fun!
 
 
 
 Grade 6
Grade 6 continues to learn about the Russian born artist, Wasilly Kandinsky and his beloved abstracts!
 
  
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 Grade 7
Grade 7 continues to explore Vincent Van Gogh's, Starry Night. We are creating landscapes incorporating the night sky of this beloved work and
the arid Bethlehem town scene in anticipation of this year's Christmas scenery. Shhhhhhh......