Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Abstract Nonobjective Compositions

Our 5th graders have been hard at vocabulary work already in the creation of their abstract nonobjective compositions.  I love how colorful our batch turned out this year!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Finally Back in the Swing of Things!

We're back and busier than ever!  So busy in fact that I'm just getting around to the beginning of the year blog post!  Our students have already completed their first projects of the year, as well as an assignment for Art to Remember which is a fundraiser that gives great merchandise with student artwork on it!  For more info., please check out the following website: http://www.arttoremember.com/

We are busy on our third projects, and I'll post updates as we get closer to completion.

I have changed our grading scale for art and music classes.  I know this caused some confusion when the scale changed and emails went out.  Basically I went from using percentages and points to using rubrics in class.  Each rubric is on a scale of 0-4.  Most rubrics are similar to this:
0 - Did not turn in project. (this will not count against students who are absent for the entire project)
1- Project turned in was not the assignment.
2 - Project turned in was incomplete.
3 - Project was complete and included all necessary elements.
4 - Project was complete, included all elements, ans showed mastery of the elements we were studying.

Please email me if you have any questions!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

1st Grade Paper Weaving

1st graders got their first weaving lesson and wow look at the colorful results!  I was very impressed, this can be a hard lesson for young students, but this year's group did a fantastic job!

3rd Grade 3-D Robots

After learning about how to draw lots of 3-D forms, our students designed their own robots, gave them a job, and a place to live!  I love how colorful their paintings turned out to be!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mondrian Abstract Art

After studying the artwork of Piet Mondrian, our 3rd graders created their own, and I'm proud of the great job they did!

Aborigine Art

2nd Graders have been studying music, instruments, and art from Australia.  This project took us awhile, but what cool results!  Take a look at our Australian Aborigine Art!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

5th Grade Foreshortening

5th grade students learned about creating artwork that demonstrates how they would look if they were "falling" away from or toward the viewer of their art. Here are 2 videos to showcase the hard work they did.

Try our slideshow creator at Animoto.

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.

Paint Monsters!!!

1st Graders have been going monster crazy! First the wild things came to visit, now we're being attacked by paint monsters! Students used watered-down tempera paint to choose their monster colors, and we used straws to blow the colors across the paper instead of a brush! Each piece is unique, and the addition of construction paper collage pieces adds personality! I hope you enjoy them as much as the kids loved making them!