Sixth grade students created paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year.
At the beginning of this project students were not sure if they would like it, some of them feeling they may be too old for this type of a project.
By the end of this studio class everyone was really focused and enjoyed the project.
This flower building required the students to follow directions and use their hands to fold and mold a medium-size flower.
This project required the students to focus their efforts as they used their motor skills with this basic paper craft project.
Students were happy with their efforts at the end of art class.
Many colorful flowers were created for Mother’s Day!
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:
Sixth grade students have been developing bugs from 3D shapes.
After researching bugs and the shape of bugs, students were given a cylinder to use to create their bug.
Everyone had different ideas on how to begin building a 3D shape.
Most students began with painting their cylinder.
As the process of building continued the students’ creativity grew.
Everyone worked at a different pace, fostering an environment of mutual encouragement.
Students were required to do problem solving as they built their bugs.
There were many collaborations during the creative process as students aided each other. I am looking forward to seeing their completed creations.
Fourth grade and sixth grade students worked on snowflake paintings based on micro-photographs of actual snowflakes.
Students outlined the snowflake drawings with sharpie markers for a permanent line.
Next the students added a watercolor wash to the background for a deeper color.
Students then added several layers of white acrylic paint over their snowflake drawings.
This required the students to focus and build their brush skills as they fill in the flakes with white acrylic.
The final step was to add a coat of gloss to seal their image for display.
Here are some examples of their paintings now on display at Willard Elementary School.
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.
Sixth grade students recently completed their painting projects that are now on display at the Art Junction in New Haven.
Students added color to their paintings after adding collage elements to their work.
Everyone enjoyed the spray painting elements that were added to their images.
Each group added final shapes of color to their images to bring their paintings to a conclusion.
Students worked as a team to add many layers of information to their mixed media paintings.
Here are some examples of their work.
I hope you will take time to stop by the Art Junction to view their art exhibition!