Friday, June 7, 2013

5th Grade Chalk Pastel Butterflies

These butterflies were created in the Art Room by 5th graders in conjunction with their World History unit on the Holocaust and inspired by the poem "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." The line drawing was made with black oil pastel on black paper and then the color was added with chalk pastels. Butterflies are a symbol of hope.

Rainforest Puppets

Lemur, Jaguar and Sloth

The First Graders made Rainforest animal puppets in the art room to correspond with the animals they were researching in their classroom. They used basic cardboard shapes to make the puppet, thinking of the special features that distinguish each animal. Then they brought their puppets to life using a multitude of materials like felt, foam, fabric, fur, yarn and more to create colorful and fantastical creatures. When the parents came to their in-classroom Animal Book Publishing party, they were treated to a puppet show as well!