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 […]

Night At The Museum!

Night at the Museum was a success! I’m glad to finally showcase so many wonderful artworks that our students have created. It was wonderful to see families enjoy the display as well as see their child’s artwork. Thank you to all of the artists!  

Fourth Grade: Mundane Project

Fourth grade students are in the middle of their Mundane Project. The Mundane Project is a challenging, abstract art experimentation. Each student is assigned one object deemed “mundane” or “plain” and they are challenged to draw their object abstractly, using materials in an unconventional way. The class is put into 3 groups: tennis balls, charcoal, […]

Celebrating Purim!

All grades have been in the festive Purim spirit! Each class have been making different Purim craft activities, such as shakers, drawing hamentashens, and creating boxes for them. Take a look!