Wednesday

End of year Open House and Promotion 2017-18

Fun moments from the school year 2017-18

Garden Tour Chalk Walk May 2018

20th Anniversary Tour 

6th Grade Artistic Creations 2017-18

What did we do this year in Art?
Habitat to Home was our art room theme for 2017-18
We explored a variety of artistic processes, asked questions presented connections and made discoveries- during the journey created some great art too!
Sixth Grade program  overview
Objective for students: to experience a variety of mediums and techniques used for creating art. Expanding art history knowledge, connect to class themes while building art vocabulary. Using art tools, strengthening fine motor skills, support individual development of expression and following a complex series of directions.
Day of the Dead Cultural exploration, artists that inspire, how does this tradition connect to North and South American history and World influences?

Day of the Dead alters- building on previous knowledge create a small clay “sugar skull” form, collage, sharpie and assemblage to create a 3-D frame to display and create a cohesive design. Form and function Engineering/ Art connection Connecting to classroom Social Studies themes 
Take a Line for a Walk-Abstract art overview. Building contained organic 2-D line drawings that will become 3-D organic forms. The transformation of a surface through design, color, cutting and construction personal expression, paper collage with patterns, drawing, and 3-D cutting skills, spatial problem solving
Engineering/Math/Art connection





completed class project 
completed paper projects 
Pinch Pot Monsters- artists built clay 3-D models of monsters, starting with basic pinch pot shape. Dried projects were completed with, tempera glazes. Engineering/Art connection 
Pompeii Volcano relief composition – 2-part project, connects to Ancient History Class Themes. Review of Pompeii Mt. Vesuvius and the structure of volcanos. Build a volcano shape relief image with tissue paper/glue. Part 2 color with watercolors and oil pastels, showing activity and time of day. Science/History/Art observation and imagination
Promotion 6th grade Portraits-personal statement, photography and colorful collage (end of year project)

Split 5th/6th Grade Artwork 2017-18


What did we do this year in Art?
Habitat to Home was our art room theme for 2017-18

We explored a variety of artistic processes, asked questions presented connections and made discoveries- during the journey created some great art too!
Fifth/Sixth Grade program overview
Objective for students: to experience a variety of mediums and techniques used for creating art. Expanding art history knowledge, connect to class themes while building art vocabulary. Using art tools, strengthening fine motor skills, support individual development of expression and following a complex series of directions.
Day of the Dead - Cultural exploration, artists that inspire, how does this tradition connect to North and South American history and World influences?
Connecting to classroom Social Studies themes

Festive Paper Mache Sugar Skulls-Observe the human skeleton. Inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration artists created a personalized paper-mache sugar skulls, details were added with markers and embellishments. Science/Art observation and imagination







 

 
















3-D Paper sculpture -building an interesting stable 3-D paper sculpture from flat paper, cutting skills, spatial problem solving, Engineering/Art























High in the Sky- artist created an overlapping hilly landscape, dramatic sky and added hot air balloons. The sky was layered with paint and collage clouds. Balloons and hills were completed with collage, assemblage, sharpie details.
Half Face- Working from half of a black and white photo of a human face, students used their observation skills to recreate the other half of the original image in pencil. Skill building, understanding basic facial proportions.














Me Money!- building on the previous skills and knowledge student created their own money with a self portrait in the design. Drawing were transferred to a printing plate and they printed their own Art Money. Skill building/Vocabulary

5th Grade Artwork 2017-18

What did we do this year in Art?
Habitat to Home was our art room theme for 2017-18

We explored a variety of artistic processes, asked questions presented connections and made discoveries- during the journey created some great art too!
Fifth Grade program overview
Objective for students: to experience a variety of mediums and techniques used for creating art. Expanding art history knowledge, connect to class themes while building art vocabulary. Using art tools, building onto fine motor skills, support individual development of expression and following a complex series of directions.
Audubon Day- Introduction to famous American based artist, explorer and naturalist John James Audubon. How did he live and work?
Bird sketches-studying class resources, handouts, and print reproductions create a bird sketchbook, pencil & sketch paper. Looking closely, details, contour lines, anatomy, using art/science vocabulary. Science/Art connection  
 Audubon inspired bird prints-Student select bird drawing from their portfolio to create as a limited run series of print. Transfer image to soft plate using a wooden stylist. Model printing process. Small groups pull prints, sign artist proof, refine and make individual paper and ink color choices. Reflect on images.
Engineering/Art connection observe imagine process product
 Royal Birds- Building on information from the Audubon project, students drew their own royal bird, pre-printed frames provided a formal presentation. Projects were completed in maker, crayon and or color pencil. Inspired by famous portraits of the 16th-19th century.
Claymation Selfies- using simple line drawings as the bases for a self-portrait, artists added color and detail with modeling clay. This project allowed for a lot of personal expression and encouraged creative exploration of materials






Art History connection:  Audubon, Di Vinci, 17th and 18th century court portrait paintings, Pop art   

4th Grade Artistic Creations 2017-18



3rd Grade Artwork 2017-18



DHH Mixed Grades Art Creations 2017-18

Split 3rd/4th Artwork 2017-18

What did we do this year in Art?
Habitat to Home was our art room theme for 2017-18
We explored a variety of artistic processes, asked questions presented connections and made discoveries- during the journey created some great art too!

Third/Fourth Grade Program overview
Objective for students: to experience a variety of mediums and techniques used for creating art. Expanding art history knowledge, connect to class themes while building art vocabulary. Using art tools, strengthen hand eye coordination in creativity and following a series of more complex directions, problem solve as individuals.
Winter Landscape- this crayon resist project introduced basic landscape composition and challenged the artists to present winter trees and the illusion of depth. The composition was completed with a watercolor wash.
 Tree in landscape- the project uses direct drawing techniques and shows artists how to use the negative space to create a positive image. After several practice sketches, the artists drew their final composition with white glue on black paper. Part II color was added to represent a specific season, using chalk pastels.
 City and Bridges- Hands on construction with blocks to understand one-point perspective. Coloring pages and challenges to design a bridge. Project connects to engineering and design concepts
 Paint the town- color theory and blending, using tempera paint students covered their entire paper with layer of color. This paper will be the basis for the next project.
 Imaginary buildings- If you could construct any kind of building you wanted to what would it look like? Using a variety of art materials and their own painted paper students created their own building as part of their class town as well as their own city block. Project connects to engineering and design concepts



 

 





 3-D construction-using recycled boxes as the basic structure students created their own building, collage and drawing added the color and details. Buildings were attached to a cardboard lawn where future details were added with model magic to present a completed building/site/landscape. Project connects to engineering and design concepts