I am so happy to see your smiling faces again. It is going to be a wonderful year in art! We are already busy on our projects and I cannot wait to make our hallways beautiful with your artwork.
Here is what we are working on:
-Kindergarten is working on self-portraits
-First grade is working on creating realistic looking trees. We are then going to do some printmaking to add leaves
-Second graders are working on coil pots and studying the Pueblo culture
-Third grade is making extreme butterflies using symmetry
-Fourth grade is making Missouri animal prints
During the cold, gray months of January and Febuary we are going to bright our moods by studying the art from beautiful Hawaii. Every grade will be doing a Hawaii project.
Kindergarten: Rainbow in the Islands- a painting and collage
First Grade: Life-sized hula girls ( we will also be learning a hula dance)
Second Grade: Sunset seascape paintings
Third Grade: Hawaiian patterned shirts
Fourth Grade: Tiki gods
St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park
This summer my family and I took a trip to the St.Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. They had just finished a renovation of the museum that added a new wing. I highly recommend visiting the museum if you are in area. It is a phenomenal collection of art. Even the building is a wonder. It was one of the few buildings left standing from the World's Fair in 1904. Not only is the museum kid friendly, but also free! I hope you get a chance to see it.
(The picture is my son standing in front of a Henri Matisse)
It is time to get our hands dirty and make some great ceramic sculptures. This is always one of the favorite art projects for all the kiddos. Here is the run-down of what each grade is making out of clay!
Kindergarten- Clay Bunnies
First Grade- Clay Fish
Second- Clay Dogs
Third Grade- Animal shakers
Fourth Grade- Ceramic bird houses
I am so excitied!!!
Joseph Cornell Boxes
Fourth grade students will be creating decorative boxes in the style of artist Joseph Cornell. He was an American artists who used his collection of interesting items to create small displays that tell a story. I am asking for the lids of shoe boxes, and various junk (old craft supplies, buttons, old nuts and bolts) to help us create. Thank you so much for your donations!
Are you bored? Want something fun and artsy to do? Check out these art games!
The Weather Outside is Frightful...
It's that time of year again! Where you have a ton of energy, but you are stuck indoors because of the cold. Wouldn't it be fun to do something besides veg out in front of the t.v. and playing video games? Here is a website that has tons of ideas for art projects that you can do at home. Have fun, and bring in what you make to share in class!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
Here is what your kiddos will be working on when we get back next Monday.
Kindergarten- Eric Carle Animal Collages
First Grade- Giant Snowmen
Second Grade- Clay dogs (We have already made them, now it is time to paint them)
Third Grade- We are finishing up a project about family
Fourth Grade- Polar bear paintings