Visual Arts

March 28, 2017

From the simplest weaving of a tree in first grade to little bags in forth and fifth grade it is so wonderful to see the gratification in the students faces of their accomplishments. Over this past weekend volunteers worked on the comeback table (thank you!) and it is looking wonderful and is ready for the students artwork... Hopefully, this week we will be making art forms for the wonderful table in all grades =)

March 22, 2017

Ah, last day of winter....and lots of sunshine coming with Spring (I hope!). Some new projects this week in Art and a lot of in-process projects. The sixth graders are up to their elbows in paper mache. I think overall most students like the gooey messy experience.Weaving projects are on-going on in first grade through fifth grade. Junior high had their first experience using an easel and drawing a still life. Which makes me a very happy artist/art teacher :)

March 14, 2017

Between snow storms, students have been very creative! In the lower grades, students are painting a home for Gerald the giraffe from the story "Giraffes Can't Dance."

Sixth grade students are creating wire animal armatures.

Middle grades are busy weaving. They created their own looms and now are exploring different weaving techniques.

Grades seven and eight are making origami cranes for a mobile installation for the Nashua Public Library for the "Comeback Kitchen Table" project.

Any newspapers, yarn, magic erasers would be greatly appreciated.

A big THANK YOU to the Twiss family for their oil pastel donations!

March 7, 2017

The students and I were very excited to jump right back into being creative today, starting with reading "Giraffe's Can't Dance" and drawing dancing giraffes with kindergarteners and first graders. Second and third graders are creating clay looms, while fourth and fifth are going to making their own cardboard looms to create their own weavings. Sixth graders are creating armatures for their animals they are studying in science. Seventh graders will be finishing their radial designs, while eighth graders have been creating origami cranes while learning about "Sedako, and a thousand cranes" utilizing the donated books. Lots of creative minds working hard...

February 15, 2017

Even with the snow days, the younger grades were able to finish their weaving projects for Tuesday and move on to new 'weaving' projects this week. Fourth and fifth grades finished up their 'stained glass' pastel artwork and practiced making continuous line drawings. Junior high will be finishing their art elements drawing lessons and clay fairy houses. After all this snow, I think the students and I are ready to paint pictures of sunshine and flowers....

February 7, 2017

Greetings from the art room. Younger grades are finishing up their winter portrait projects that started from the story called "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Forth and fifth grades are finishing their projects based on stained glass ideas. The middle school aged student projects range from art element drawing, junk metal sculpture inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and clay fairy houses. We would love any 'recycled junk' ....toilet and/or paper towel tubes, old cards, misc items...Thank you!

January 31, 2017

This week in the art room we are finishing Charley Harper's red cardinals in kindergarten, first and second grades. Third grade has been using rulers and figuring out how to create contrasting images for cool agamographs. Fourth and fifth grades are working on stained glass art pieces. Sixth graders have been finishing their stop animation videos and started working on art elements in a drawing lesson. Seventh grade will be finishing their clay slab construction of their fairy houses and hopefully will be adding details (texture, windows, doors, etc.,) to their clay homes. Eighth grade are in the process of working on the art elements in their drawing lesson.

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