Nov 30, 2009

Congradulations to First Quarter Art Stars :-)

Everyone has amazed me with your creativity but some students have showed extra effort in following the rules and trying their best on their artwork. So, thank you to all the students who earned being Art Star for the First Marking Period.

The First Quarter Art Stars are as follows:
Room 101: Tiana, Room 402: Aaliyah, Room 403: Stephen, Room 202: Kanye, Room207: Mia, Room 201: Marquis, Room 206: Timothy, Room 208: Jermaine, Room 106: Demarlo, Room108: Akilah, Room302: Gregory, Room301: Janeia, Room307: Heaven, Room 306: Demesha, Room 308: Dominique

I want to give a special thanks to Janeia who earned the #1 Art Star for the 1st Quarter. As you have probably noticed, she has worked above and beyond on all her art projects. She has also had perfect attendance to Art Club! Below is the color wheel she did in preparation for her Madame Matisse and her radial name design.

Escher Refresher

Self-portrait by Escher

Complex tessellation by Escher

Last Month the 4th-6th graders studied tessellations and M.C. Escher. Escher is famous for his creative tessellations.
Below you will see that Triniti puzzled together a house, and Janeia found an elephant in her tessellation.
Artwork by Janeia

Artwork by Triniti: Thank you for finishing it up at home!

Nov 24, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

Kindergarten and 1st graders used feathers, pine cone, clay, pom pom, and googly eyes to make their cute little turkeys. Enjoy the long weekend!

Artwork by Catariana
Artwork by Joseph

Nov 17, 2009

Cozy Klimt Quilts

Gustav Klimt is a famous painter who loved to use lines and shapes to make patterns. He also loved to use gold. So, Art Club looked at his paintings and learned from him.

Artwork by Klimt

Art Club practices making patterns by drawing someone bundled up in many brightly patterned quilts.

Artwork by Damien
Artwork by Janeia, Chyna, Kayla, Robert
Artwork by Akilah, Merelyn, Trevius, Joseph, Jermaine

**Remember, you can click on the image to enlarge it and see more details.

Miss Reardon believes that these are great Leaves!

The 1st graders traced leaf stencils and drew spirals to make leaves blowing in the wind. It was their first time using watercolors this year and they did great!

Artwork by Kayla

Artwork by Kanye

The 8th graders rubbed leaves to create leaf-texture. They completed two different designs that were put together to make a diptych (two works of art that are meant to be next to each other). Using what they learned about negative and positive space, they colored the negative space in darker. They were very creative with their use of colors!

Artwork by Matthew
Artwork by Ebony
Artwork by Demesha and more..Remember click on image for a close-up.

The 5th and 7th graders practiced overlapping with leaf stencils. They also used colored pencils to mix colors and create multi-colored leaves like the ones we see outside in the fall.

Artwork by Jamerah, Kiara, and more
Artwork by Jimmie
Artwork by Fahrenheit, Heaven, LaBreaze, and more.

Nov 14, 2009

Day of Dead Dance

Day of the Dead,November 2nd, is a popular celebration in Mexico. Families and friends gather together to remember loved ones who have passed away. The celebrations are upbeat and colorful because they are in remembrance of the happy and funny times shared between the deceased.

The 3rd grade decorated skeleton bones and the 5th graders made the paper flowers for the hats, and together it made our dancing Day of the Dead creation. The 3rd graders did a great job of using all the different lines we learned about earlier in the year to make interesting designs. Flowers and swirly lines are the two most common Day of the Dead skeleton designs.
Decorated Upper Arm by Jermaine, Davion and Earl...Oh science connection, the 3rd graders learned upper and lower arm, thigh, calf, skull, ribcage, and other anatomy words :-)
Artwork by 3rd and 5th graders, and special thanks to Art Club for putting the skeletons together.

Chyna is posing in front of the skeletons, I covered her face because I still need to get photo release forms...believe it or not she is not wearing a mask, I am just good with Photoshop :-)

Nov 6, 2009

Max and the Wild Things come to Fernwood

The Lower Grades read the book "Where the Wild Things Are" in celebration of the movie coming out in theaters. They made a collage of their own Wild Thing. They learned how to draw stripes and feathers, and their Wild Things rolled their terrible yellow eyes, showed their terrible claws, and mashed their terrible teeth. I dressed up as Max on Halloween...I make a great Max, don't I! I learned my mischievous smile from my students :-)