Friday, December 12, 2014

Greek Narrative Vases on Paper

This year the 5th graders made 2-D Greek vases on terracotta and bisque shaded cardstock. They drew narrative scenes on their vases with themes and colors similar to traditional Greek vases. The students drew scenes from everyday Greek life, War, Gods and Goddesses, Olympics and Mythology. The scenes are framed by typical Greek patterns and motifs.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Tree Landscapes

The first graders created stunning Fall Tree Landscapes while learning about the “horizon line” as a follow up to a lesson on horizontal and vertical. They drew a horizon line and then painted the sky and grass. In the next class, the students drew“Y”s for tree trunks and then painted tree leaves in Fall shades.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Leaf Rubbing Watercolors and Craypas Leaf Drawings

The Second graders looked at Fall Leaves in the Art Studio. They created leaf impressions by rubbing crayon on paper with the leaves underneath. Then they painted with watercolor and discovered the crayon wax resisting the paint. Finally, they observed a leaf, drew it with craypas and glued it onto their composition.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Big Apples

As part of the Kindergarten Art room Primary Color Unit and the Kindergarten Classroom Apple Unit, the Kindergarteners painted all shades of red apples. They mixed red, pink, reddish orange, and purplish red paint on giant apple shape papers.  Then they had the opportunity to create textures with various tools and to add tissue paper, stems or leaves.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Collaborative Totem Pole











After studying the Native American Culture, the boys of 9C each worked on a Totem face made from big canisters and odds and ends covered in newspaper and papier mache. They painted each face and then we stacked it together for results they were very proud of. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Japanese Cherry Blossoms

In the Art Room, the Kindergarteners took a nature walk on campus to find beautiful emerging Cherry Blossom trees early this Spring. We learned about the gift of 3000 cherry blossom trees bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Then we studied photos of cherry blossoms and Japanese paintings of Sakura- cherry blossoms. The students used a drip method and straws to create the branches. Then with fingers and corks they added pink, red and white paint blossoms. With tissue paper, they glued on more blossoms. They also studied traditional Japanese calligraphy and the special brushes and ink required for that art. They had an opportunity to practice copying some characters and then making their own special signature character or Hanko.