Sunday, January 25, 2015

Winter Update

Happy 2015!  Here are some samples of the work we've created recently including Grade 1 pattern owls.  They've taken up residence in the front display case so please stop and take a look when you visit the school.  They have such individual personalities- I just LOVE them.  Also, please keep an eye out for this week's School Newsletter.  There is important information about our move to the online art museum ARTSONIA.COM where I will upload student work for families to view, share and order items with artwork on it.  If you'd like to get an idea of what it's about, scroll down to Grade 3 and see directions on how to see their work.  Also, a HUGE Thank You to Lydia Clancy who has been volunteering in the art room on Thursdays and has helped me organize, clean, label work and put up the beautiful displays in the school.  I could never get all this done with out her! Thank you Lydia!!!

Donations:  Clean Egg Cartons, old marbles or glass beads, buttons, CDs, clorox wipes, paper towels, hand wipes, old hardware parts (no nails please), cardboard from boxes (at least 9X11 size)

Grade K: Heather Galler Folk Art Landscapes.  Students drew their hills, divided their hills into sections, added patterns, drew a house, tree, and the moon or sun.  Students outlined their work in Sharpie, colored their patterns with crayon and painted with watercolor.

Grade 1: Pattern Owls based on the book "The Little White Owl". Students read "The little White Owl" then drew their owls, added patterns in Oil Pastel and painted with watercolors.  Students then cut out their owls and added a branch for them to perch on.

Grade 2: Snowmen At Night in Chalk.  Students studied light and shadow and blending chalk after reading the book "Snowmen at Night".   We discussed light and shadow and students drew their snowmen focusing on the light and shade then dded details to their drawings.

Grade 3: Birds with Birdhouses.  Students drew and painted birdhouses then created birds using craft and painted paper and glued them on to their birdhouses.  To view examples visit, click on "schools" just under ART MUSEUM.  Select Massachusetts, then Maynard MA and Green Meadow will appear.  
*inspired by a lesson on DeepSpaceSparkle