Second grade students have been learning about the art element of line.
One way students learned about line was exploring how to use a ruler.
Everyone used pencil to create some repeating line in a pattern.
After feeling comfortable with the pencil, students moved on to colored pencil with repeating lines.
Second graders also explored line with scissors.
Everyone learned there are many ways and tools to use line in creating art.
Fourth grade students have recently completed a letter design project.
Fourth grade students are exploring texture and design with letter shapes.
As they began this project they used various types of texture to fill a space in the letter H.
Next the students picked a color from the color wheel to fill in their letter adding analogous color to fill in the shape.
The next step in the project was to pick a complementary color for the background based on the color used for the letter H.
The final step was to add texture to the background of the project and insert analogous colors in the texture.
This project stretched and challenged the fourth graders as it prepared them for our upcoming painting project with letters.
Here are some examples of their work:
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Third grade students have been working on designing shoes.
Students have been learning about using texture as an element of design.
Everyone has been excited about creating and designing their own shoes.
Students have focused their attention to design, color and texture as they incorporate these elements into their project.
Third graders really enjoy incorporating many tools together in their shoe design.
This project has sparked students’ imaginations as they wanted to create many different designs.
Here are some examples of the students’ shoe designs.
Third grade students have been learning how to draw shoes using contour line.
Students have had to learn how to focus on what they are drawing.
Third graders are learning to draw what they see and not draw what they think a shoe looks like.
This process requires a lot of focus from the students.
Students have been using many different mediums from pencils to makers as they use a continuous line with this type of drawing.
Contour drawing is an essential technique in the field of art because it is a strong foundation for any drawing or painting; it can potentially modify a subject’s form through variation within the lines. Its objective is to capture the life, action, or expression of the subject.
This method of drawing is widely accepted among schools, art institutions, and colleges as an effective training aid and discipline for beginner artists. In the hands of a talented master, the line that conveys contour can deliver a load of visual pleasure that can be astonishing.
Here are some examples of the students’ drawings.
Sixth grade students have begun their sketches for their upcoming painting project.
Students had to pick images of things they love.
Sixth graders are developing the theme of “Things I Love” through their ideas in their sketches.
Students had to bring in images, drawings or photographs of something they love.
Students are combining their ideas into a collage-like image.
This has been difficult for students to define what they love and turn this concept into an image.
Students will take these completed sketches and turn them into a larger, more abstracted design for the beginning concept of their painting.
Third, fourth and fifth graders participated in the annual fire safety poster contest.
Students explored lettering and basic graphic design using the fire safety theme.
This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Test yours every month!”
Students began with pencil as they planned out their poster.
Next they added color with colored pencil.
Finally students added finishing touches with marker by outlining their lettering and images.
1st place-Grant Adams -Central School
2nd place-Allison Hershiser-Central School
3rd place-Kadance Kirk-Central School
Honorable Mention-Molly Reiderman-St. Francis Xavier School
Honorable Mention-Karina Romero-Central School
4th & 5th grade Winners 1st place-Carissa Metcalfe-St. Francis Xavier School
2nd place-Allison Beebee-Richmond School
3rd place-Brooklyn Rohrbach-Richmond School
Honorable Mention-Vivian Barnett-St. Francis Xavier School
Honorable Mention-Caleb Hupp-Richmond School