Friday, October 31, 2014

Wild Things!

We've been inspired by Maurice Sendak and the wonderful monsters of Where the Wild Things Are. Our pumpkin was part of the Storypumpkin Patch this week. 

Kindergartners worked with shapes to fill the space of their paper and add detail to create pattern and texture. The results make me smile and will be on display next Tuesday (Nov. 4, 5:30 - 7:00) for our PTO sponsored Family Literacy Night. There will be many activities for students and families to enjoy, including a photo op jumping on the bed as David from David Shannon's Caldecott medal winning No, David!.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy ARTober!

We are very busy in the art room! 

In second grade, we've been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with the wonderful patterns, colors, and sounds of our Spanish speaking neighbors. Other grades are being inspired by the cool fall temperatures and the sights and activities that this time of the year brings.

These first grade fall still-lifes are not complete, but I love what they've done so far. First, we talked about perspective and how artists use overlapping, size and placement to make objects look close and far. We are also studying the color wheel and how secondary colors are made. Each student had his/her own palette to mix the secondary and worked to make the intermediate colors, too.
I was very impressed with the purposeful mixing of colors and I can't wait to see more details.

Be on the look out for our Square1 Art fundraiser 
packets to be coming home soon. 
Do some window shopping now at Square1 Art.