Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Empty Bowls Raises over $1000!

Thank you so much for your participation and support of the Empty Bowls: Fill a Bowl; Fill a Bucket event.  We appreciate all the food items that were donated towards making the soup.  Over 200 people attended and over $1000 was raised for a local food pantry.  Thank you for joining together with us to make this community service project a success.

Empty Bowls--before the guests arrived
 The students on the Bully-Free Committee did a fabulous job of serving the soup and collecting trash.

Here are some other things that have been happening in art class:

2nd grade sandcastles:

 Kindergarten: Snow villages

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ndebele Houses, Monet, Finger Painting, Paper Beads

5th grade students have been learning about the Ndebele people of South Africa.  They created symmetrical non-objective paintings in the style of the Ndebele houses and then created clay sculptures inspired by the Ndebele houses.  Here are some of the finished pieces:

 2nd graders have been learning about Claude Monet.  Monet is famous for his waterlily paintings.
Monet Painting
Here are some of the 2nd grade collages inspired by Monet:

 We are almost ready for the Empty Bowls Dinner.  This event will take place next Thursday, Dec. 11.  You can still purchase tickets until Monday.  Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family of 5.  All proceeds will be donated to a local food pantry.  Here are some of the signs that the 5th grade students in Mrs. DelReal's class painted:

 4th grade students have been learning about the art of paper bead making in Kenya.  They created paper beads and then created bracelets with the beads.

 Kindergarten students have been learning about secondary colors and how to mix them.  The kids were very excited to finger paint this week.  A huge thanks to the parent volunteer who helped tape down all their names to the paper.  After the paint dries, we will be peeling off the tape.  The part where their name was taped will remain white, and the rest of the paper will be colored.