Third Grade: Aboriginal Art

Third grade students are working quickly through their first project: recreating Aboriginal art. Students saw examples of Australian Aborigine artworks and are creating their own designs and recreating the look and texture through beans. This project can be very meticulous because each student is creating their artwork one bean at a time. example of Aboriginal […]

Back To Art!

The first week of art was great! K-8th grades were introduced to our classroom rules and expectations. Some classes even began their first art projects!

Second Grade: Cardboard Structure

Second grade students have been given a challenge to create a cardboard sculpture that can withstand weight. The students were given various sizes of cardboard and the contest have only these rules: no glue, no tape. Students have chosen their own groups/partner to create their creative sculpture, and the tallest, strongest sculpture will win a […]

Fifth Grade – Papermaking 101

Fifth grade students are learning the basics of papermaking. We are using scraps of paper in the classroom and recycling them into our own unique paper. First, the scrap paper gets blended together with water into pulp. Then that mixture is poured into a bigger container where students will take a meshed frame and filter […]

First Grade: Picasso faces

First graders are working on a new project inspired by Pablo Picasso’s portraits. Picasso’s paintings are well known for his colorful cubism – dividing faces with perception, and transforming space into shapes and color. I showed the students many different examples of Picasso’s paintings and they are taking that colorful inspiration into their own hands. Take a […]

Third Grade: Final Country is….

Israel! The class has divided into two groups and are decorating their own map of Israel. Students will also be labeling cities and geographical features on their map.  

Third Grade: Panama art

Third graders are finishing up their artwork inspired from Panama! Panama’s cultural artwork focuses on bright colors against a dark background, as well as having an animal as a focal point. Each student chose their own animal and are using their own collage-cut designs so create their own Panama art!  

Fourth Grade: Watercolor Monoprints

The fourth grade students are just beginning a new project! Keeping with the theme of expressive abstraction, each student selects a famous artist’s painting and will paint (with watercolor) on plexiglass a copy of the artwork. Once a wet paper is placed on top of the (now dry) watercolor plexiglass, the student will apply pressure […]