2/3 collaborated with Mary Cassatt to create these. We cut a print of Mary Cassatts work up into squares and painted those squares on canvas then made checkerboard using both our painted sections and the print.
4/5 have been working on designing swords and building them. This will be in conjunction with a visiting artist, John Lincoln, teaching the students dramatic sword play.
6/7 are molding their hands/face in alienate and casting in concrete adding a tube and water pump, then making a mosaic backsplash.The end result being small water fountains.
8th grade has started working on individual projects. The educator Sir Ken Robinson speaks to teaching a subject with an eye on what the student is already inspired by. So if a student is focused on say, soccer, you teach art using a soccer related project.
Here Franklin is making a free kick obstacle to use in soccer practice. He is learning how to design and cut out dummies and mount them to stands so the are portable and durable.
Jade is designing jewelry(rings) out of found objects and copper learning jewelry making fundamentals. Here are two rings ready to be soldered and filed.
Kindergarten/First grade started making Grecian urns/kylixs and the like. Starting with looking at the form of the vessel and learning how to fold paper to make a symmetrical drawing, the students cut out a template and transferred to cardboard. We then cut the cardboard. Next week we will make three dimensional renditions and decorate.
second/third grades made aluminum foil people in various positions and plaster cloth coated them. Next week we will decorate and hide throughout the building. The following week we will create riddle quizzes to hand out to the school community for a savager hunt of our little people.
fourth/fifth grade started making wire design structures to use as shadow makers on the wall. Next week we cover in string then place in hall with light to reflect the image on the wall.
Monday the school went to UMaine Orono and saw a performance of Bike Punk. Great fun!
K/1 continued with our community project, advancing today to landscape.
2/3 discussed Wampum and made beads to next week string with seed beads and found objects.
4/5/6/7 Started a project that will continue for three weeks first step was to draw a background of pattern and collage a human/animal hybrid image from magazines. Next week we will create line drawings of what we collaged and the week after enlarge and paint the drawings.
8 continued on with trophy heads
Week of Monday the 28th thru Friday December 2nd.
K/1 Monday using shadows as a starting point, the students drew images as they saw them in the shadow.
Tuesday K/1 started on their community project with Ms. Asbury and Ms. Sarah in art room. more to come....
2/3 Monday we learned to make origami boxes Tuesday we used triangles to understand shapes and design.
4/5 Continued work on the tessellation wall Monday and Tuesday Drew line drawings of portraits by Frieda Kahlo and the Mona Lisa of Di Vinci.
6/7 Monday worked on fusing plastic bags to make fabric.
Tuesday Drew line drawings of portraits by Frieda Kahlo and the Mona Lisa of Di Vinci. These drawings are going to be used by artist Katy Helman to make router prints on wood at an upcoming residency she is attending in Florida. The results will be shared with the entire school population when this collaboration is complete. Possibly an art show will result
K/1 finished their monkey sticks. See Facebook posting. They also experimented with marbling paper.
2/3 made Kandinsky circle(wassilykandinsky.net) inspired felt color circle designs and marbled paper
4/5/6/7 started fusing plastic bags and materials to make cloth to make small toiletry bags for our donation drive and marbled paper.
8 continued working on their plaster impregnated cloth animal head trophies.
week of Oct 31 to Nov 4
K/1 Painted their monkey stick frame. A monkey stick is a musical instrument originating in Australia which consists of a branch wildly painted with percussion pieces attached, usually found objects(bottle caps, tin lids etc.) and balanced with a boot nailed to the base. We will continue this project next week by adding on the foot and starting the percussive parts.
2/3 used clay to create animals they wished existed but don't(a one footed purple squirrel) First they drew a sketch then attempted to make the clay representation.
4/5 Finished their kinetic pictures.
6/7 finished kinetic pictures.
8 worked on their animal head trophies. Constructed of a cardboard structure with a plaster cloth skin.
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