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January/February: Third Grade

Third graders learned about the art of making puppets from the master–Jim Henson. We watched a video and discussed character traits before completing a puppet planning sheet. Then, we spent three classes making puppets from donated paper towel tubes: painting … Continue reading

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January/February: Fourth Grade News

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Fourth grade students completed their clay unit by imprinting their carved linoleum blocks from printmaking into clay. They made either tiles or trays and all have been sent home. In February, we worked on Design Thinking for our “Wallet Project” … Continue reading

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4th Grade: Graffiti Art

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November/December 5th Grade

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Fifth graders could work in groups or individually on a wide variety of sculpture projects including diorama, weaving, animations, puppet shows, totem poles, roller coasters, etc.

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November/December 4th Grade

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Fourth graders carved linoleum blocks and printed them radially.

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November/December 3rd Grade

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Third graders traced their animals to create a pleasing composition before painting with tempera.

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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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