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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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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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January/February: Third Grade

Third graders learned about the art of making puppets from the master–Jim Henson. We watched a video and discussed character traits before completing a puppet planning sheet. Then, we spent three classes making puppets from donated paper towel tubes: painting … Continue reading

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January/February: Fourth Grade News

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Fourth grade students completed their clay unit by imprinting their carved linoleum blocks from printmaking into clay. They made either tiles or trays and all have been sent home. In February, we worked on Design Thinking for our “Wallet Project” … Continue reading

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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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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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February Art News

3rd Grade is wrapping up their Picasso/Guitar/Weaving unit, and do they love to be guitar heroes! You can see the Picasso video on my site, as well as the weaving video. It is always good to practice art skills at … Continue reading

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