Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

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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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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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. We watched several videos of Peter drawing his detailed coloring book art, including great exercises to overcome artist’s block (even I … Continue reading

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Art Club Props a Hit at Miller Musical

The 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 … Continue reading

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Genius Hour: Fifth Grade

What is “Genius Hour”? Well, the concept is based on the Google corporate principle of letting their employees investigate their own interests 20% of work time. In Art, students could choose an art-based “Big Question” to explore, such as “How … Continue reading

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Global Day of Design: Fourth Grade

Students have been working on a collaborative project based on the Global Day of Design,with the goal of creating/designing/building. Students worked on their projects in both Media and Art, in one of three categories: rollercoasters, mini-golf course, or board games. … Continue reading

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Annual Art Show

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The first five pictures are from the high school (plus the altered book sculpture). The rest are all LES, grades third, fourth, and fifth!

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