Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

February Art News

Third grade completed their clay Tiki masks or animal faces, and also created puppets after watching a video on making them featuring Jim Henson. They are currently starting a drawing unit. Fourth Grade are finishing multiple projects including “Dot Grid … Continue reading

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5th Grade: Drawing a Shoe

Note: There is no sound! DrawingAShoe from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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4th Grade: How to Draw a Hand

DrawingHands from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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Graffiti Presentation: Fourth Grade

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December/January News

Third Grade: Third graders are wrapping up an investigation of layering oil pastels in their “Dragons & Unicorns” unit. Students started by sketching either a dragon or unicorn using “simple shapes” (circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle–these are the building blocks … Continue reading

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October/November News

In third grade, students made Zendoodles, then used a viewfinder to select a section for their abstract painting. Students used acrylic paint and mixed their own colors to apply on their enlarged (using proportional grids) compositions. We ended the unit … Continue reading

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September Art News 2017

We had a busy month learning about shading and drawing with simple shapes as third graders made “Ninja Eggs”, fourth grade used lines to design “Zentangles”, and fifth grade used MINIMAL REALISM in their animal collages. The focus artist for 5th grade … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Art: May

Students did crayon rubbings for the background of their jungle art and construction paper pop-ups for their animals.

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3rd Grade Art: March & April

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In March, students wove on their “Wacky Guitars” and designed “Mason Jar Critters”. In April, they worked in pairs to co-draw, then turned the imaginary scenes into their own creation with layered and blended colored pencils (“Doodle Duos”). In late … Continue reading

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4th Grade Art: April & May

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Students completed a graffiti unit, choosing 3 symbols for themselves and designing one tag (marker). Then, they shaded in their brick wall backgrounds from light to dark with colored pencil. We are ending the year with layered acrylic abstract paintings, … Continue reading

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