Friday, November 30, 2012
|This year we are focusing on the cultures from Australia and New Zealand. Here are a couple of books illustrated by an Aboriginal artist in a contemporary dot painting style.|
|The 3rd graders looked at maps and globes before we first drew our abstract sea-scape with Australia, Tasman Sea, New Zealand then the Pacific Ocean. They then traced over their drawing and created different weighted lines. This created more interest and added to the movement. Next we watched Perpetual Ocean (1080p HD) an animation of the ocean's currents created by NASA. They then drew movement lines to represent the currents around Australia and New Zealand with water based markers. We then painted over the lines with water and last water color using a wet-on wet watercolor technique.|
After comparing Aboriginal dot paintings with other styles of Aboriginal art we were able to identify the dot painting style. We watched this youTube video called Aboriginal art dot painting being demonstrated by an Aboriginal artist.
|Students are enjoying this process and making many connections. All of their art is looking great! Keep up the good work!|
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
|Kindergarteners learned how to draw a lion using lines and shapes.|
|We noticed that the long hair of the mane grows out and around the lions head like the rays of the sun. We then painted our lion using yellow, orange, and red; the warm colors like the sun!|
Sunday, November 25, 2012
|The kindergarteners learned about NEUTRAL COLORS of browns, black, white and gray when making these turkeys.|
|The Kindergarteners also got to see REAL turkey feathers. They learned more about patten and texture and showed this in their artwork. They all have such great personalities!|
|We worked on our gluing and cutting skills when working on this turkey collage.|
Monday, November 12, 2012
If your child was at school today the Square 1 Art fundraiser information packets should now be home. Yay!
Each student received 2 things:
- Order form with stickers of their art.
- A sticker that says "Square 1 Artist" to wear out the door. This hopefully helped them remember to talk to you about ordering online!!!
4 Important things:
- The due date for orders is Thanksgiving break! (You need to order by Nov. 26.)
- These make great gifts! (The orders should be here around Dec. 18. Just before Christmas Break.)
- Please order online. (If it isn't at all possible bring the form and a check back in and Mrs. Anderson will enter it online).
- The class with the highest percentage of participation will earn an EXTRA CLAY project. Whoo-hoo! (Participation is placing an order online.) So far Mr. Bolhuis and Mr. Weber's class both have an order placed. Mr. Weber has a smaller class so this puts his class in the lead. Way to go on getting your orders in early!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Coming home to you soon is a school sponsored elementary fundraiser called Square 1 Art. This fundraiser takes your child’s artwork and makes it into great products for you to purchase. These products are wonderful keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. Your child has been busy making beautiful artwork that can be made into many fun products such as magnets, t-shirts, mouse pads, ornaments and much more!
The money raised from this fundraiser will enable the Park Elementary Art Department to continue its efforts in supporting our students. Some of these efforts include books to supplement the art curriculum and new technology for the art room. Your help is needed for us to continue offering these opportunities to our school.
– Look for your child’s FREE STICKERS with ordering information to come home. You will be able to see your child’s artwork and ordering information at the top of the Stickers.
– All ONLINE ORDERS AND PAPER ORDER FORMS ARE DUE BY 11/26/12. No late orders will be accepted. Please try and order online and let me know if you need me to help.
– Approximate Product Distribution will be December 18, 2012. Watch for future details.
Square 1 Art is a wonderful fundraiser that celebrates your child’s artwork along with helping our school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.