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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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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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