Friday, April 17, 2015

Fabulous Fourth Grade Flowers

This fun and eye-catching art is created by first drawing a simple image with Elmer's glue, letting it dry, and filling in with smudged chalk pastels. Our fourth graders focused on the elements of line, shape, value, and color in conjunction with the design principle of contrast. 

Here are some fourth grade artists at work!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Farewell Winter and Kudos to An Amazing Young Lady!

5th graders finished these amazing winter tree paintings last week. The tree is painted with black and brown tones of acrylic paint and the sky is an overlay of watercolor paint. Students researched their own unique and inspiring images to get ideas for this painting. The results are a stunning combination of color, line, and contrast. Well done! 

These examples are from Mrs. Zipke' class. Most students painted in a traditional manner, but one student due to some physical challenges painted this whole project using her mouth to hold the paintbrush. This is a skill she has been working on this year thanks to our amazing OT, Fiona Quirk. Can you pick out the one painted differently?  Probably not! Her classmates and I are all so amazed by her perseverance and the beautiful outcome of her hard work!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


All grades are getting messy this week as we explore clay. Slab work, pinch pots, and coil pots galore. Next week we will try our hand at glazing as we complete these keepsakes.