Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy New Year!

We've been off to a great start in the art room at Hollymead.  In second through fifth grade we made beautiful class weavings using paper strips that included information about us.  Students wrote or drew their name, their favorite food, character, ice cream flavor, an animal or creature, a shape, something from nature and a pattern.  They all are so beautiful and provide information about who we all are and we all come together as a woven group full of similarities and differences.  These weavings are up around the building outside of each classroom.

Students in preschool, kindergarten and first grade made a quilt full of hearts in a rainbow pattern.  Again showing our love of art and how different we all are.  This paper quilt is up by the art room.  It's so lovely to look at!

We also celebrated Dot Day on September 15th"ish"!  This is an International celebration where people create art with the theme of dots to "make our mark" on the world and celebrate our creativity.
This year we made dot mobiles that are hanging in the front of the school right when you walk in.  Each grade level had a different theme ranging from Kandinsky, Mondrian, Keith Haring, Matisse, Miro, Optical illusions and mandalas.  I hope we can leave them up for awhile!  They look so pretty as you come in and leave the building.

We are currently working on our Square 1 Art fundraiser.  We are focusing on the theme of birds this year.  We are also learning how to create collages.  Be on the lookout in November for your child's FREE sheet of stickers and order form.  All orders will arrive in December, just in time for the holidays!  A portion of the proceeds supports our art room and specifically pays for our clay and glaze orders, which everyone loves!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

W.O.W. work and share out

In January and February, students were busy working on their W.O.W. (Wonderful Original Work of art) work for their first share out.
Below are some pictures of works in progress and sharing out with peers.
I have been greeting the students as "Admirable Artists" because I have admired their bravery in sharing out their work with their classmates.  This is not easy to do!  I am so proud of their efforts and the artwork has been AMAZING!
I can't wait for the next W.O.W. work share out the week of March 21st!

I Like Myself!

Pre-schoolers learned how to draw themselves for the first time!  Didn't they do a great job?!  We were inspired by the book I Like Myself!  By Karen Beaumont

Friday, February 12, 2016