For all students: This year I am trying to make more available to the students the huge variety of art contests that we receive in the mail. There are simply so many that we can not possible cover everything required as well as compete in all of these contests. In class we will continue to participate in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest and the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster contest, but there are many, many others. I have created a box outside of my room with information sheets and applications for all of the contests as they come to me. I have mentioned all of the current contests to the students and told them that I am available to offer any assistance they might require. I hope that many of the students will take advantage of these many opportunities to practice their skills!
What else is happening in the Art Room?
What else is happening in the Art Room? All of the students are working on various projects using the Elements of Line and Color. Here's what is coming up this year:
Pre-K: the letter "F" and will create Fancy Fish and Fishbowls. Coming Up: Shape Seals when we move to letter "S".
Kindergarten: animals using contour lines after reading A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni;
1st grade: will make some "big mistakes" using watercolors after reading The Big Mistake by Lenore Rinder;
2nd grade: abstract collages using different kinds of lines after reading Mirette on a High Wire;
3rd grade: creating tie-dye using tissue paper and contour lines.
4th grade: line drawings on cave "rocks" after learning about the Lascaux Caves in France.
5th grade: creating a quilt using lines to create the "fabric" patterns after reading Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold.
6th grade: learning One, Two and Three-point perspective.
7th grade will spend this first quarter focused on drawing and have started using the right-side of their brain to draw things that are upside down by focusing on the shape of each line. We have now moved on to perspective.
8th grade: reviewing grayscale and drawing a still life that focuses on shading and contrast.