Sunday, March 30, 2014

4th grade Cardinals

These paintings are awesome! The 4th grade course of study includes learning about Ohio animals. This translates to drawing and painting our state bird, the Cardinal! We looked at pictures of
Cardinals and students drew the cardinal of their choice. We used tempera paint and white oil pastel for the snow. 

Friday, March 21, 2014


Save the date!!! The art show will be Tuesday, April 15 from 6-7:30. Stop by to see our whole school turned into one big art gallery!!! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

4th grade Van Gogh clay tiles

Every year, 4th grade creates tiles out of clay depicting ether Starry Night or Sunflowers by Van Gogh. They have become a favorite project among students and parents. 
Students learned about Van Gogh's style if painting and his use of texture in his work. Clay is the perfect medium in which to explore texture. Students created their tile then drew into the clay adding texture as they went along. Glaze was used to finish the tiles. 

1st grade Henri Matisse still life

The first graders looked at still life paintings by the French artist Henri Matisse. We drew our still life in a similar way using multiple patterns like Matisse. Watercolor was used as we discussed various watercolor techniques. 

3rd grade Molas

3rd grade learned about Molas from Panama. Molas are layers of fabric made into a design,typically animals,and are made into clothing. The kuna Indians make Molas and are typically 2-7 layers of fabric in a variety of colors. We made ours out of paper and we cut out various shapes to create patterns. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

1st grade winter landscapes

The 1st graders learned about foreground, middle ground and background in this one day painting lesson. We painted blue paper white on the bottom half and then used very light gray paint to paint two trees on our horizon line. The next tree was in the middle of the white section and is a darker grey. The final tree in the foreground is at the bottom of the page and overlaps some of our previous trees making it look like it is in front. This one was painted black. These were a great one day landscape study.