Week of May 8th

Kindergarten: The students continued their Pablo Picasso inspired paper collage.

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First grade: This week we learned about the element of art of texture and shape.  We discussed the difference between implied texture and actual texture.  Then we explored different techniques using colored pencils such as hatching, cross hatching, stippling, scumbling, etc. The students brought in stuffed animals from home to use as their still life subject. They added texture using the colored pencils.

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Second grade: It’s spray day!  The students who completed decorating and coloring last week were able to spray their Koinobori art with water.  Check out the cool effect the sprayed water adds.

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Third Grade: Mr. Nixon’s and Mrs. Masterson’s class had their “Clay Day” today.  They sculpted their organic shapes with Model Magic Clay.  The rest of the 3rd grade classes painted their sculptures.

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Fourth Grade: This was a fun and messy project.  We used a new painting technique called Bubble Painting.  The students blew air into a cup filled with dish soap, water and tempera paint.  Then they popped the bubbles with their paper.  They created hydrangeas out of the bubbles.

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Fifth Grade: The students continued working on their assemblage art pieces.  The students will paint their art pieces during their next art session.

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Sixth Grade: Did not met due to testing

Mrs. Simmons’ class:  This week was the 2nd session for the optical art project.  The students cut their paper this week.  Next week they will “fan out” the strips to demonstrate movement.

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Mrs. Gersten’s and Ms. Torres’ class: These students also drew still life pictures of stuffed animals and added texture using colored pencils (see 1st grade description).

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