Week fo Feb. 16th

Kindergarten:  The kindergarteners learned about how the artist, Wassily Kandinsky used shapes in his art.  He believed shapes conveyed emotions. The students used circles in their art.  They created birds out of the circles.  Next week they will add watercolors to their art pieces.

First Grade: The artist of the week is Claude Monet.  The students learned about the influence of water in Monet’s life and work.  The students recreated their version of The Water Lily Pond. pond The students used oil pastels to draw a bridge and the greenery.  Next week the students will add watercolors and salt.

Second Grade: The second graders are working very hard on their masks and head pieces.  Many of the projects are completed.  Here is an Egyptian head piece in the making.


Third Grade:  This is session 2 of the optical art hand project.  Many of the students started the coloring this week.

Fourth Grade: Many of the students completed their Egyptian profile faces.  They are beyond beautiful!!!

Fifth Grade: Did not meet this week

Sixth Grade: Check out these beautiful freeform shapes. Stop by the auditorium and the art room to get a closer look.

Mrs. Gersten’s and Mrs. Torres’ class: did not meet this week

Ms. Simmon’s class: The students completed their identity grids this week.

Week of Feb. 8th


Due to the 4 day weekend, Kindergarten did not have art this week.

First Grade: In class, we read a few pages from the bookanimal feet.  The students had fun thinking about an animal they would like to be.  Using their imagination and information about animal adaptations, students drew their face on an animal body and also included a background of the animal’s habitat.

Second Grade:   Here are a few pictures of the progress made so far with the masks and head pieces for the 2nd grade musical.

Third grade: The third graders started an exciting optical art.  We studied the work of Keith Haring and his use of movement.  The students observed how lines can be used to show this principle of art. For the art, students drew their hand on paper and then drew straight lines on the outer parts of the hand and  curved lines on the inside of the hand to create the 3D illusion.

Fourth Grade:  This week was our 2nd session of the Egyptian profile art.  Many of the students started the coloring process using chalk pastels. They look amazing so far!

Fifth Grade: I got to learn a lot of about the fifth grade students with this art project.  The project is titled, identity grids.  The students divided their paper into 16 squares.  The squares include block letters from their name and symbols representing their interests, information about their family, likes, talents, education, beliefs, etc. Pictures will be posted next week.

Sixth grade: Sixth graders used a new media this week, charcoal pencils.  With the charcoal pencils students created organic/free form/irregular shapes and added light, medium, and dark value.  Look at these amazing art work…

Mrs. Gersten’s and Mrs. Torres’ class: We looked at family portraits painted by the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh.  This week the students started a family portrait project.  They worked on a background using colored tissue and a watery glue solution.  Next week they will draw their  family portaits and glue it onto the background.

Week of Feb. 1st

The Egyptian Pyramid mural is complete!!!  Great job 4th, 5th and 6th graders!  The mural was finished off with a coat of liquid starch.


Kindergarten: The kinder students made trees for their clay owl by cutting and twisting a brown paper bag.

First Grade:The patriotic weaving project was completed this week.  Students added a 3D star to their square.  The squares will be strung together to create an American banner for the 2nd grade musical.

Second Grade:  

Mrs. Hernandez’ class:  The students designed an Australian stamp.  They incorporated Australian animals such as the kangaroo, Emu, platypus, koala, etc.

Mrs. Jackson’s Class:  Students created their Egyptian headpieces and masks.

Mrs. Huffman’s class:  Mrs. Huffman’s class continued working on their Lion Dragon masks.  IMG_1062

Mrs. Davis’ class:  Model Magic Clay was the media the students used to create clay fruit.  The molded apples and grapes for their fruit basket head piece. IMG_1065

Mr. Inocencio’s class:  The tribal masks were decorated using white paint and a paper fastener. Next week the students will add pipe cleaners and beads.

Third Grade: The third graders continued working on their paper mache mangoes and added yellow accent paint using tempera paint and sponges.

Fourth Grade:  The students started their Egyptian profile drawing.  We revisited the process of drawing a facial profile.  We discussed proportion, scale, and placement.  The students drew the faces in pencil this week.

Fifth Grade and sixth grade:  Both grade levels worked on the Egyptian Tear Art Mural

Ms. Simmon’s class: The students worked on identity grids.  The identity grids have 16 boxes.  In the boxes, students write the letters in the name in block letters, and symbols that tell something about themselves.

Mrs. Gersten’s class and Mrs. Torres’ class:  Theses classes learned about warm and cool colors.  We looked at Vincent Vangogh’s Starry Starry Night.  The students drew a self portrait and used cool colors to create a border around their picture. IMG_1055