Welcome to our 2014-15 Art Adventure

This year I have decided to have an art teacher mission statement. With so much emphasis being put on a Common Core/Essential Questions approach to education I feel it is important that I  have clear(er) target direction and a map to guide me-after all this year's theme is "Art Adventure". And so, to keep us all from getting lost I will post this in the art room and update it as need be, but for now here it is...

Ms. Janes Art Room Mission Statement

My pledge to all apprentice who enter:

“I will work hard to guide you in developing your creative voice and seek to nurture a life long love and appreciation of the arts through; discussion, observation, a variety of hands on experiences, skill building and reflection.”

·        The study of Other Artists, Cultures and Historic Periods are key to a strong foundation for creative growth.

·        Questions lead to Discovery, which can lead to Answers, which in turn often leads to more Questions.

·        Your Voice, your Vision and your Point of View are Valued.

·        Mistakes and Accidents are okay- these are signs that you are willing to try, willing to risk and there begins your great journey into Creativity.

·        Art is complex, building skills, mastering techniques- part process and part product; remember it is called an Art Work because it takes Work


Drawing in the Garden

The last few days of school all classes were invited to spend some time sitting and drawing in our lovely Peace Garden. What a great way to wrap up another wonderful art year!

May Student Art Show

Our annual Student Art Show (2013-14) over 1,000 pieces of art on display!

2nd grade Spring Cherry prints, Kinder Rainbow Robots, 4th grade Fall Trees, 3rd grade American Gothic Pop 

Kinder Sunflowers, 1st grade tigers and winter trees, 4th-6th Day of the Dead inspired art. 

2nd/3rd Imagination Architecture 

3rd grade American Gothic Pop and 5th grade Picasso faces with feeling.

2nd/3rd color "wheel" landscape, 2nd grade sea turtles, Special Needs Rainbow Umbrella, 6th grade 3-D take a line

1st grade paper faces with 5th/6th clay faces, fun with lines Kinder,
color "wheel" landscapes 2nd/3rd and famous portraits 5th 

2nd grade Mr. Bones, 5th grade Royals, Kinder Fall leaves, 3rd silly winter hat, Alverez class  Loud Lions.


After School Printmaking Class

Grades 3rd-6th. This 4 week after school art class introduced students to printmaking through a series of hands on workshops using recycled items, produce and foam plates.

After School Drawing Animals Class

grades K-3rd, 4 classes 6 different animals and a hundred kinds of fun!

Famous Portraits

After a series of facial drawing lessons and lots of practice time students were ready to put their new skill set to the test. Using a black and white copy of a famous painting, students were challenged to recreate the painting in pencil and charcoal then add color with color pencil.


Mother's Day Garden Tour Student Art Show 2014

This is the big fund raiser for David Lubin Elementary School. The art program is one of several school enrichment programs supported by this event. As a way to connect the tour to the school we feature student art work in several of the marvelous featured gardens.

Garden Tour Chalk Walk 2014

The entire school takes part in this hands on spring marks the start of our big fund raiser the Mother's Day Garden Tour...and it's lots of colorful messy fun!

Garden Tour Poster Contest 2014

100's of student entries, so many creative and exciting designs and materials, here are just a few from this year's Garden Tour Poster "coloring" contest...

We are Royal

We are Royal...bad hair day. Pop and Humor great end of the year project with lots of personality!
Inspired by the fashions of the wealthy 18th century nobility, pencil drawing, sharpie and watercolors.