First grade students explored building with squares and rectangles for their first art class this new school year.
Play is a great method for students to learn and explore while engaging their imaginations.
Students used the brightly colored shapes to create buildings, animals, flying machines and objects that can only be found through the creative process.
This was a great opening project to engage the students’ minds, hands and imaginations through visual art.
Our first project of the 2016-2017 school year began with building.
Kindergarten students explored building with 3D geometric shapes.
Everyone was fully engaged as they explored building towers, castles and houses of the future.
We also explored building bridges and skyscrapers.
Learning through play builds skills that young artists use throughout their educational experience. It’s great to start art off with fun!
Sixth grade art students are in the process of creating their 3D animal masks.
Some students are working from a balloon shell that was created from paper mache and then cut in half.
Other students are working from cardboard and creating their mask from cardboard shapes they are putting together.
This has been a difficult project for students to think through the building process and design in the third dimension.
The process of creating always sounds fun but in reality it is hard work to try something that is new and unfamiliar and to stretch oneself in new directions.
I am excited to see how the students continue to work and resolve their creative problems while building their masks.
Sixth grade students are learning to paper mache as they work to create animal masks.
Everyone seems to enjoy the messy process of adding paste to paper and covering a balloon.
Students have been designing an animal mask they wish to create. After their initial design work paper mache is their next step.
The sixth graders have been discovering that creating a mask is a project that keeps you constantly learning new processes.
Everyone is excited about learning this new process and moving forward with their mask project.
As the 2014-2015 school year dawns my first task as an art teacher is to build and awaken the dormant creative spirit that lies within all my students.
Our first project in kindergarten is to explore building with shapes.
Students are given a variety of shapes and building materials as they process to create sculptural inventions.
Students have been very inventive with their creations.
First grade students have been using a different building material that is based upon squares and rectangles.
This building medium has required the students to view construction from a cubistic standpoint.
Students will use these introductory sessions of building in their creative explorations this school year.
Art has a way of engaging the whole learning experience as students will carry their creative experience into the rest of their school day.
I hope that you will follow us this year on our creative journey.
The students are excited to learn, and maybe their experience will inspire you!
The second graders’ last project of the year incorporated building and drawing together.
Students worked together to build many wonderful types of buildings and structures.
This project required focus, cooperation and imagination.
Many thoughtful decisions had to be made by the students.
There were also many discussions during the creative process.
The final step for the second graders was to draw their creations.
Students put much thought into creating their buildings and exploring how to translate them into a drawing.
This was a fun project that allowed the students to work and think in new ways.
Everyone enjoyed being able to take home their vision of what they built in art class.
This was a great project to stimulate the students’ creative imaginations!
A fun first grade end of the year project was to create dinosaurs from basic shapes.
The first step was to cut out all of the various shapes given to the students.
This required lots of focus and concentration.
Students next worked to put together their shapes to build a dinosaur.
Finally students glued their creations together and added color to finish their images.
Here are some examples of their dinosaur images.