Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Canvas Class


Positive Words Art Slideshow

Inspired by pop artist, Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, students in the after school canvas class brainstormed a list of positive words to paint. Students used the elements of color, shape, and line in their paintings. Additionally they focused on using the principles of contrast, pattern and unity. Click here to see a slideshow of their artworks. We hope these words make you smile. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Week Two

 During week two, students used chalk to create a surrealistic style work of art inspired by Marc Chagall.

Third, fourth, and fifth students learned how to make a plan for completing a work of art. This is an important part of the creative process. Students used an art proposal form to articulate a goal and envision a product. Students also discussed the various purposes/categories of art, titled their artwork, and wrote an artist statement.

First and second grade identified how artists intentionally choose elements and materials to express their ideas and are increasing their vocabulary to build their literacy in the discipline of art. First and second graders described the steps they used in creating a surrealistic drawing.

Kindies explored using colors to represent feelings while painting with tempera cakes. Kindies made warm and cool color paintings, and began noticing and discussing well known artworks.


Friday, September 6, 2019

Week One




During week one, students practiced being mindful in art by using materials with intention and care. We developed our community by discussing what "Going for the Gold" in art looks like. We made class agreements about art routines and using art tools. 

Third, fourth and fifth made a monochromatic self portrait, expressed answers to "All About Me"  questions on a T-shirt template, and made a Mondrian inspired Line Design with varied values, tints, and shades of one color. 

First and second made monochromatic self portrait, made a close-up creature, and expressed answers to "All About Me" questions on a T-shirt template. 

Kindies listened to stories about color, made a portrait, a rainbow collage, and practiced fine motor skills using art materials.

All students are encouraged to use growth mindset while creating and trying new things in the art room this year! 


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Welcome to A New School Year!

Through art students will be participating in fun and meaningful artistic experiences that support GRE’s values as reflected in this statement: “We foster growth by challenging critical thinkers to take risks, honor differences, and care for others.”

Looking ahead to a great year together! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or comments.

Onwards!

kerry.dazzio@dcsdk12.org