I can’t say thank you enough for all the wonderful generosity toward the art room! First a big thank you to the South Boston Community Development Foundation. Their grant is funding animation in the art room and has allowed us to purchase 10 IPad minis and related supplies. Sixth grade is working diligently on producing an animation about South Boston and we can’t wait to share the finished film with you. We also have been blessed with 3 additional angels who have generously donated supplies and a gift card. These donations will allow a wider variety of art experiences and activities!
October has been filled with painting, drawing, collage, monoprinting and sculpture. Kindergarten was very busy drawing skeletons one week, mixing orange paint for their goofy pumpkins and creating collages like Henri Matisse. Grade 1 did a great impersonation of a scared cats before painting them and their monster close-ups are amazing. In grade 2 students drew giant leaves and used watercolor paints to bring them to life. They also learned how to create mono-prints using cardboard and crayons. Third grade learned about symbolism while looking at “Ladder for Booker T. Washington “by Martin Puryear and then created family portraits using flowers to symbolize the members of their family. Grade 4 continued their landscape art with tree drawings. They have been carefully using horizon lines, texture and diminishing size perspective in their creation. Grade 5 are finishing up their haunted house tunnel pictures before beginning a unit on weaving.
Art Club just learned how to enlarge drawings using grids and have made wonderful animal portrait close-ups. They have also created sculptures from crayons and painted plaster masks. I don’t know who is having more fun, them or me!
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