Week of December 4th

Kindergarten and Mrs. Gersten’s class: The students added buildings to their painted sky using construction paper.  Before beginning this step, the class discussed buildings found in their own community. Mrs. Gersten’s class began the painting process this week.


First Grade: To begin our new lesson, we “read” the art


Mannerist View of Toledo by El Greco, 1595/1610

Our discussion centered around mood, emotions, colors, and lines.  Students were introduced to Expressionism/Expressionist Art. For our project, students listened to 4 different types of music (upbeat jazz, classical, rock, and instrumental piano and violin).  Then they drew lines and shapes associated with that song and the mood they felt listening to it.  They had a selection of various media to use (crayon, marker, oil pastels, and Crayola Slick Sticks).

Second Grade and Mr. Thomas’ class: The students continued coloring their still life flower portraits.

Third Grade: Check out these completed Vincent Van Gogh inspired paintings.

Fourth Grade: The weaving project is also complete!

Fifth Grade and Mrs. Simmons’ class: The students continued coloring their word sculptures.  Some students were able to glue their word together.


Sixth Grade: Here are the completed masterpieces!




Week of November 27th


Kinder: The students continued working on their Leonid Afromov inspired city (see post from Week of Nov. 13th)

First grade: The students cut out their leaf prints and colored them in with colored pencils to bring out the textures of the leaf.  Then they glued the prints on construction paper. These are pieces look very Andy Warhol like!

Second Grade: The students continued working on their antique still life drawings.  They will “antique” it next week.

Third Grade: This week the students added buildings to the Van Gogh inspired city. The students used construction paper and oil pastels to create the city.

Fourth Grade: The students continued the weaving process this week.  They will need one more week for this project.

Fifth Grade and Mrs. Simmons’ class: These classes continued working on their paper sculpture.  A few students were able to assemble their sculpture.

Sixth Grade: The 6th graders are working really hard on these flower drawings.  Check out next week’s blog for photos of finished masterpieces.

Mrs. Gersten’s class: These painted pumpkins look so whimsical.  The students did a great job especially with all the pieces they had to cut out and assemble. The art is hanging in the auditorium.

Mr. Thomas’ class: Tada!  These pumpkins are complete and look stunning!