Thursday, January 26, 2017

1st Grade Animals, Kindergarten Landscapes, and 3rd grade Collages

1st graders are learning the difference between warm and cool colors.  They looked at artwork by George Rodrigue and Laurel Burch.  Then they created their own "cool cats" or "hot dogs" using warm or cool colors.
 Kindergarteners are also learning about warm and cool colors.  Here are their cool colored landscapes.
 3rd graders have been learning about Romare Bearden.  They created these magazine self-portrait collages:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Empty Bowls

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped with Empty Bowls.  We had our largest turnout ever.  The 4th and 5th grade students helped serve the soup and each grade helped make something for the event.  All proceeds will be donated locally to provide food for those in need in our community of Lowell.  A huge thank you to all the teachers, assistants, and parent volunteers that helped cook the soup and make this event possible.

Friday, January 6, 2017

5th Grade Shoe Prints, 4th Grade Henna Hands, 3rd Grade Dutch Houses

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you had a great 2 weeks off.  Don't forget that Empty Bowls is coming up on January 19.  Purchase your tickets now by sending money to school in an envelope with your family name and dinner time.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  They must be pre-ordered so that we know how much soup to make.  Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family of 5.

We have jumped right back into creating art.  Here's what we've been doing:  5th Graders have been learning about Pop Art.  They created linoleum prints of their shoes.

4th Graders are continuing to learn about Zanzibar.  We learned about henna designs and created henna inspired hands and stamped quotes about traveling on to the collaged pieces.

 3rd graders are finishing up their Dutch architecture collages.  They each drew their own house.  Then we made copies of every students so that each person now had 3 houses in their towns.  Here are some of the students from Mrs. Taylor's 3rd grade class: