Oct.: Third Grade Tiki Masks

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We made construction paper and clay Tiki masks. The kiln room is full of wonderful clay masks waiting to be glaze fired!

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Oct.:Fourth Grade Compositions

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We made abstract art, with a focus on using value in the grids (tempera paint), incorporating a radial design (math concept), and using multimedia (tempera, colored pencil, marker).

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Oct.:Fifth Grade Watercolors

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Fifth graders took sketch notes about watercolor techniques while watching several short videos, then applied that knowledge to their watercolor process (on either regular watercolor paper or Yupo).

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Sept.: 5th Grade Minimal Realism

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Fifth graders looked at the art of famous illustrator Charley Harper, and created animal collages based on his style of Minimal Realism. Also, Wednesday through Friday classes were able to create a complimentary project, Notan (balance of positive and negative … Continue reading

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Sept.: 4th Grade Zentangles

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Fourth graders completed two art projects so far this year, Zentangles and Shading Shapes.

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Sept.: 3rd Grade Ninja Eggs

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Third graders have completed two shading projects, Ninja Eggs and Shading Shapes (instructional video posted on this site).

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3rd & 4th Grade: Shading Shapes Tutorial

Shading Shapes into Forms from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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What To Do This Summer? Make Art!

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at
http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix
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Dense Doodle Mania: 3rd Grade

Third grade students ended the year with three separate drawings based on the coloring book art of Peter Deligdisch.
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We watched several videos of Peter drawing his detailed coloring book art, including great exercises to overcome artist’s block (even I get that sometimes). You may have heard of “line/circle” or “PorP” (parallel or perpendicular lines) from your student—those were the two video exercises.

Students did their drawings on three different colors of paper in pencil first, then went over it in marker. Besides reinforcing concentration and small motor skills, making interesting lines is the basis of all drawing (that and “simple shapes”, the building blocks of drawing realistically).

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Art Club Props a Hit at Miller Musical

art 001The theme was “patriotic” and Leighton Art Club was tasked with painting historical landmarks for the Miller Musical, under the direction of Ms. Jones. The musical was a giant hit, and shown above are just two of the beautiful pictures our talented fifth grade Art Club painted.

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