Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

November/December Art News

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Third grade watched a video of contemporary artist, Wayne Thiebaud. Then, they used tempera paint to create a cake picture, including parallel lines in their cake slice. Fourth grade is wrapping up watercolor experiments. In one picture they used three … Continue reading

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October/November Art News

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In Third Grade, we completed two projects: clay pinch pots with faces, and “creature behind my door”. The creature drawings were hidden behind a tag board door design, utilizing small motor tracing and cutting skills. We worked on those in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Art 2014/15!

The school year is off to a cool start at Leighton Art with third graders learning how to draw “Ninja Eggs”, and 4th/5th graders creating “360 Degree Doodles” the first week of art classes! Then, we dove into our regular … Continue reading

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Summer Symbaloo

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix May News: Third and fourth grade students used “perspective” to complete colored pencil drawings (“Magic Boxes” in third grade and “Cityscapes” in fourth grade). Perspective drawing … Continue reading

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April News

April was a busy, busy month at Leighton Art! Third grade students made mobiles, starting with reviewing the concept of SYMMETRY. We carefully folded paper and made intricate cuts to reveal beautiful patterned insects, layering colors of construction paper. We … Continue reading

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Architect Visits 5th Grade Art

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On Thursday, March 20th, fifth grade Art classes got a visit from Mr. Craig Thompson, an area architect affiliated with AIA. He was able to share what he does, the education required, and the cool projects he is currently working … Continue reading

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February/March News

Third grade artists completed a unit using recyclable cardboard (mostly cereal and cracker boxes), constructing cardboard owls and fish. Then, they were painted with acrylic paint, and we made looms with them! Being able to do a little bit of … Continue reading

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December/January News

Third grade artists completed the first part of their cartooning unit, “Art Dogs” We talked about building our pictures by using the “simple shapes” (square, rectangle circle, oval, triangle), which is a great tool to build confidence and accuracy! Our … Continue reading

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November Art News

Third grade students are wrapping up their Warhol-inspired soup can pop-outs. These three dimensional pieces started with brainstorming creative ideas for “What’s in Your Can?”, then moved onto label designing, before construction using colored construction paper and paper engineering techniques. … Continue reading

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A Little Scratch Programming Test

Thanks Mrs. Gagel for this news: “One week from today is Computer Science Education Week. No, computer programming skills are not on the test, but kids who use computer programming skills are using problem solving skills…By teaching some of the … Continue reading

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