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.


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