Monday, March 21, 2016

Leprechaun Drawings

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, last week, students made sketches of leprechauns.  Classmates posed as the leprechaun.  Check out their sketches:

 Kindergarteners are continuing to create weather related art, and these rainbows fit right into our St. Patty's Day theme.

4th Grade Study Trip

Last week, the 4th graders went on a study trip to Valparaiso University.  This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience many different things within the art and music departments and beyond.  Students interacted with the outdoor sculpture exhibit, Borders.  They sketched the stained glass windows in the chapel, viewed the pipe organ, saw how the robotic arm retrieves books in the library, went on an art museum tour, and learned about different instruments from the music education students.  We are very grateful to everyone at VU that made this trip happen and for Ms. Wright's help with organizing everything.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

4th Grade Ink Paintings, 5th Grade Prints, 1st Grade Wild Things

4th Graders are finishing up their ink paintings that we created before the snowstorm.  We learned about the Legend of the Blue Willow that inspires the blue pottery and used ideas from this legend on our vases.  Students painted the background with warm or cool colors.  Thanks to for inspiration for this piece.

 5th graders are continuing to study Pop Art.  They are creating linoleum block reduction prints.  This process involves 3 different steps of carving and printing.  They are doing an amazing job!  I am so impressed already by how the students below have created some very nice pieces.

 In 1st grade, we read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  Students are creating their own wild things.