It feels like forever since I’ve seen my classes! Between winter break and snow days, it has been about a month since I’ve seen these kiddos. And let me tell you- they were excited to see me today because I surprised them with CLAY DAY! It’s probably every elementary students’ favorite art day (at least all the ones I know)! We’ve been getting messy and creative all day, finding our inner sculptors to create these fun clay creations. Next week, into the kiln they’ll go, and then we get to glaze and embellish our sculptures!
Even though we are counting down to winter break, we are still focused on our current art projects. Our goal is to have everything finished before we go on break next Friday in the hopes that we can come back in January and start new projects! Here are a few photos of fourth graders continuing work on their beautiful winter paintings. Every week we are surprised by how quickly our 40 minute art time flies by! These paintings have been a true labor of love for our students, and we are all excited to see how they turn out!
We are hard at work starting on some WINTER projects! It’s hard to believe we have Thanksgiving break next week, and when we come back to school, it will almost be December… So, we are starting some great holiday/winter art projects! These 4th graders are working on some beautiful, snowy landscapes. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
In other news, we are beginning to plan our annual Festival of the Arts in March! It’s looking like it’s going to be a really great, fun night!!!!!
We have been working really hard to get our projects done in time for Kaechele’s Central Office art show! Thank goodness our hard work paid off, and we were able to hang a great show Thursday afternoon! Students’ work will stay up through the month of November!
Here is a picture of first graders having fun while working on their Statue of Liberty projects in celebration for Veteran’s Day… Stay tuned for the finished products!
We are hard at work on our first school projects of the year! Everyone is excited to learn how to use new art materials as well as new ways to use familiar art materials! Here are a few pictures of fourth graders using charcoal for the first time! They are working to create realistic pumpkin drawings using value! We can’t wait to see how they turn out!
Students aren’t the only ones working on special projects! Check out this banner we put together for our upcoming author visit from the fabulous Gigi Priebe!
Last week, we started Original Works projects in all art classes. At the beginning of the year, our fabulous PTA organizes a wonderful fundraiser for our art program via Original Works. Through Original Works, each child is able to create his or her own special piece of art. We then collect all the artwork and turn it in to the PTA, who submits the artwork to Original Works to be scanned and posted online. Be on the lookout for an information packet coming home with information about how to order all kinds of cool products decorated with your child’s artwork! Here are a few photos of our Coyotes working on their Original Works projects!
Last week in art, we worked on Pinwheels for Peace! We talked about what peace is and what we can do to bring peace to the world and people around us. Each student then decorated, cut out, and assembled their own pinwheel in preparation for International Peace Day on September 21st. After an assembly on the morning of September 21st, students were encouraged to take their pinwheels home and plant them in their yards or other public areas to bring awareness and peace to the world around them!
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! Mrs. Strickland and I are so excited to see each one of you during our first weeks of art! We have some really special projects lined up for the beginning of the year, so make sure you come to art class ready to get creative and have fun! ~Mrs. Perkins