Thursday, February 15, 2018

What are we working on?

It feels good to be back and I feel like I've gotten back into the swing of things.  Here's what's going on in the art room this week:

Self-portraits relating to A Bad Case of Stripes

First Grade
Still life with fruit, inspired by Paul Cezanne

Second Grade
Finished up their landscapes.  Starting to work on their Gyotaku printmaking lesson.

Third Grade
Finished their Scream portraits.  Starting to learn about and work on their Howard Finster-inspired self-portraits.

Fourth Grade
Completed their radial design printmaking lesson.  Started working on their one-point perspective aquarium art.

Fifth Grade
Finished up their reductive printmaking self-portraits.  Started learning about the history of Face Jugs (or Ugly Jugs) and reinforcing the value as an element of art.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

I'm back!

Hello beautiful people!

I'm so happy to be back here at State Bridge Crossing!  Yes, I'm a bit sad to leave my babies but it's also great to see my 800 students here.  I was so thrilled to see how organized the room is, how well students' artwork looks, and how gorgeous the bulletin boards in the hallways are.  The students have completed way too many art lessons to mention here but here's some snapshots of their learning from the displays in the halls and from the drying rack.

Today I started three new lessons, continued two, and finished up one.  Stay tuned for some more magnificent artwork from our State Bridge artists.