Friday, October 6, 2017

Art Club Antics

Our 4th and 5th grade Art Club just completed its third of eight meetings. Boy! Have we been busy. Our first two meetings were filled with coil trays and clay animals. At the last meeting, we worked with wire and paper to create a figure that became part of a larger sculpture. Next on the list is glue batik and then back to the clay pieces for painting since my new kiln is not here yet. Big thanks to Ms. Johnston, the art teacher next door at Malcom Bridge Middle School, for firing our greenware.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Finishing Up Our Square 1Art

We have been working hard to create our very best designs for this year's Square 1 Art projects.
These fifth graders are proud of their final MBES Square 1 Art design and can not wait to share them with their families. 

Order packets should go home mid-October with orders due November 3rd and delivery the last week of November. 
Just in time for holiday gift giving. 
                 Check out this year's products at Square 1 Art

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

International Dot Day

Because of Hurricane Irma, we may be the 15th-ish
 (a reference to another great book by Reynolds)
We are thinking about dots and making our marks as we celebrate International Dot day on September 15th. We started our project by reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  

First Grade students reviewed the color wheel and using the primary colors to mix the secondary colors. We made concentric circles to create our base painting and will use oil pastels and/or black tempera paint to add pattern and details.

While using black crayons and their creativity, Kindergarten students started with a dot and let their imagination take them. 

I love the solar eclipse in the top right corner and the cute kitty!