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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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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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October Newsletter

Our third grade students created Artists’ Trading Cards (A.T.C.’s for short), making five of them (2 to trade, 3 to keep) based on one of eight themes. They used tagboard, crayons with texture rubbing plates, colored construction paper, and markers.These … Continue reading

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September Art News

It is hard to believe that we are already done with the first month of school! Third grade artists have been working hard on their “Vejigantes” style papier mache masks and are finishing them up this first week of October … Continue reading

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Amazing 2013/14 ART Start!

The first week of the new year was so much fun in LES Art! Meeting so many new third grade students and their parents at Meet & Greet, plus seeing so many familiar fourth and fifth grade families was a … Continue reading

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April & May Wrap-Up

Third grade learned about Surrealism and discussed the artwork of Salvador Dali (“Persistence of Memory”) & Marc Chagall (“I & the Village”). Students thought about their own dreams, and used that as the inspiration for making rubbing templates out of … Continue reading

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