Students began our new year by adding their name to the windows in front of the new art room.
We used Crayola window markers for the first time this year as everyone used some type of lettering to add their name to our window.
The marker wipes off very easily and shows up very bright.
It was fun to explore a new medium in a new space as we begin a new year.
First grade students enjoyed creating rabbits this spring.
Everyone began with pencil and paper and several basic shapes.
Drawing shapes and lines required the students to focus on the creative process.
After creating the rabbits, the next step was to add color.
Next the first graders outlined their rabbits with markers.
The final step was to add lines of color to the background with neon crayons.
Here are some examples of the students’ work in progress:
Kindergarten students created shamrock characters to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Students first cut out shamrock shapes with scissors.
Next they traced the shape.
Next students created a body and face and added motion with pencil.
After completing their drawing, students added color with marker and crayons.
This was a great project for students to use many different skills together.
Here are some examples of the students’ work:
First grade students continued with their figure drawing unit as they drew with markers recently.
First graders continued to built their drawing skills.
Everyone enjoyed using the marker as the new drawing medium this art session.
This project required dedication from the students as they worked to build their skills.
It was fun to watch the students’ drawing develop over each drawing session.
First graders enjoyed the drawing process even though it required hard work and focus.
Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work:
Fourth graders created basic shapes and turned them into monsters by adding many other basic shapes.
Students used pencil and marker to create their designs.
Students added texture, line and various sizes of geometric shapes to complete their monsters.
The next step was to add watercolor to their images.
There were many approaches to adding color as some students added a wash of various colors to their images.
Other students added specific colors to areas for a more detailed approach to their image.
Students added crayon to their images before a final wash was applied to create a resist on their project.
The fourth graders really enjoyed the process of creating their shape monster drawings.
Students engaged many different decision-making activities as a part of the creative process.
Students had to remain focused as they completed their images which are now on display at Richmond School.
Here are some examples of Shape monsters.
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