Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Happenings

Oh yes! We're back in the SJS Art Studio! 
Our first September art class always means business: organizing, rules, and procedures. Selecting seats. Practicing fire drills. Not exactly our favorite things to do... but definitely necessary for a successful and productive year. We managed to squeeze in some creativity by designing our new art journal covers in grades four through eight!  Some students are finished, but for many, their design remains a work in progress. 

Capturing a moment in time, Kindergarten and First Graders told a story about themselves. Children drew a self portrait showing their favorite clothes and activities.  I promised to hold these artworks very safely until the last day of art class when children will draw a new self-portrait story.  It will be fun to compare the two drawings to see how each child has changed! 

Here are a few glimpses of what's happening in the studio this week:

Second graders create abstract fantasy creatures while learning about the Spanish artist, Joan Miro.

Eighth graders work collaboratively to research one of Pablo Picasso's art styles.  

Decoupaging the surface of a milk jug with analogous colors, fifth graders  prepare to design and construct an African inspired mask. Right now, though, it's all about the color. Thanks for washing out those milk jugs, parents! 

Definitely not winning any awards for penmanship here... but really liking our new "I CAN" board. 

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