October is such a busy month! We’ve been drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing! Grade 5 is finishing up on their 3D pictures. They designed a scene by creating a background, middle ground and foreground on 3 separate papers and then combined them into a single frame. In grade 6 students learned how to create a Victorian style home and transformed it into a haunted house. They are getting very skillful at using shading techniques and thinking about contrast.
Grade 4 students are now experts at drawing lifelike trees which they are including in their Fall pictures. Painting goofy pumpkins in k2 helped us work on our color mixing skills (we only used red and yellow) and then we practiced paper cutting with scissors to add the eyes, mouth and teeth. Well done! Second grade used secondary colors (purple, orange and green) to paint fabulous pumpkin fields and then used construction crayons to add detail. They also made leaf print clay bowls by pressing a leaf into the clay, forming the bowl and then finally painting the bowl.
Grade 1 painted scaredy cats with stand up fur and added backgrounds to explain why their cats were scared. Today they created their own stamps and printed patterns for their paper blankets. Grade 3 students know how to create a symmetrical images by only drawing half. The portraits they have made in this manner are wonderfully creepy.
Art club has gotten off to a great start. We've already created drawings and added talking mouths with the ipad minis and used bleach to design and print t-shirts.
In November I look forward to weaving in many of the classes. Feel free to clean out your old yarn supplies and drop them by school.
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