Welcome to Art Class

Welcome to Art Class

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cocoa Mochi and Poetry Club

Every day at Poetry Club we start out with lunch together.  Today I shared a Japanese dessert that I love called cocoa mochi!  I never cook so this was a special treat!  A few of us loved it.  Some, not so much.  Alejandro suggested,  "Next time you bring dessert, you should bring ice cream!"

Our most recent poems are called "Diamantes" for the shape they make.  


5th grade is learning about the different Elements of Space like foreground, middle ground, background, horizon line, overlap and relative size.  We took a QUICK field trip out back to observe the landscape outside our Art room.

Here is Mrs. Garcia's class hard at work on their landscapes.  They are using several different media including pencil, colored pencil, crayon, tempra paint, watercolor and oil pastels.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkins, Owls, Snowflakes and Fish

Through the next few weeks, we will be adding spectacular examples of student-created pumpkins, owls, snowflakes and fish.

Third grade is learning about positive and negative space as well as symmetry with jack-o-lanterns:

Second grade is practicing using secondary colors and line types with pumpkins as well.

Fourth grade practiced line types and qualities with these cute owls:

First grade is practicing drawing owls one shape at a time and painting carefully with watercolor.

My daughter & I painted owls at home!

Fifth grade has been learning about Tertiary colors and positive & negative space.  They made some beautiful color wheel snowflakes:

Second grade is also just finishing up a line-type fish project.