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.
Sixth grade students recently completed their bug project.
Everyone was busy adding finishing touches to their 3D bugs made from cylinders.
Most of the students tried many innovative methods in the building of their projects.
Many students inspired each other with their building ideas.
Students became very thoughtful towards the completion of this project on the look of their bugs.
Although slow to engage with the project, the students finally found their vision for creating 3D bugs.
Here are some examples of their bugs:
First and third grade students created large colorful collage-based flowers for our final project this year.
Students chose a stencil shape and traced the shape on painted paper and cut it out.
After cutting out the large flower shape, students began to add various colors and shapes to their flower.
This required concentration as everyone had a unique idea for completing their flower.
There was a lot of energy as students worked hard to complete their colorful flowers.
Gluing was the final step to put all of the pieces together on their flowers.
Students enjoyed using the painted paper to create something new from something old.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
Kindergarten students listened to the story of Katie’s Picture Show by James Mayhew.
Students heard about Katie’s first visit to the art gallery with Grandma where she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her!
Katie spends the day enjoying The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Ingres, Les Parapluies by Renoir, Tropical Storm with a Tiger by Rousseau, and Dynamic Suprematism by Kaimir Malevich.
Kindergarten students then drew their favorite images from the story.
Everyone enjoyed creating their own images of Katie’s Picture Show.
This was a great project for students to engage their listening and drawing skills together as they reinterpreted the story.
Here are some examples of their illustrations.
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!