Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ice, Ice, Baby....

Our little corner of the world, Wilmington, didn't quite see the volume of ice and snow as most of the country, however we did get a little taste of ice this past week, leading to a snow day Tuesday, and 2 hour delay and modified schedule on Wednesday. 

The ice, while reason for caution on the roads, was beautiful! All pants were incapsulated with a thin layer. So, we strayed from our current lesson a bit and had an impromptu photography lesson. Perfect. 

Here is a sample of the photographs from 5th & 6th Grade.
(Some got a little trigger happy with filters.....)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

1st & 2nd - Bits & Pieces Found Object Portraits

Try to not smile while looking at these - it might be impossible!

Along with a collection of odds and ends found around the art room, students brought in found objects from home - fabric, beads, bottle caps etc. to create these darling portraits. 

I love seeing everyone's personalities shine through in these!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

3rd & 4th - Jim Dine hearts

We checked out artwork fron American artist Jim Dine, noted the blending and abstraction of color, and then made these beauties! 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

5th Grade - still life drawings

Here is what 5th grade has been up to - 

Still life drawings, focusing on drawing three dimensionally. 

After an initial class of learning drawing techniques while looking at one object, I set up a collection of items and invited students to bring in an item from home to add to our still life - some even wanted to draw their shoes, which was also great! Everyone set around the large table, finding an angle they found most interesting. 

We began in pencil, moved to charcoal ( oh how fun!) and then added color and shading with chalk pastels.

We used a viewfinder technique to isolate the areas of interest - each artist had to include at least 3 items in their picture. 

Here are a few of the in-progress pieces- 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

7th & 8th - Mud & Fire Elective

Here are a few pieces from this year's Mud & Fire elective. 

This was a lantern project, where students reflected on letting their inner lights shine, 

Friday, January 9, 2015

1st & 2nd - Clay Owls At Night

Welcome back! 
Winter break was wonderful, but now we are back in full swing in the Art room! 

Here is a project 1st and 2nd started before break, and completed this week. 

This was certainly a mixed media project - we used clay, crayon, watercolor, tempera paint, oil pastel,   found nature items, and wire for a hanging hook. Whew! Each step came together beautifully! 

Check them out, now hanging in the Pine Grove hallway, these sweet little owls just make me smile!