Students, parents, family and friends: welcome back for another fabulous year of creativity and learning! I am so excited for what’s in store for this upcoming school year! This summer I put a lot of time and energy into developing an amazing curriculum for the HT students. I feel very confident that the students and I will have a wonderful, artistic journey this school year.
There will be an email going out soon informing you all of a few good “Things to Know”, so please be on the lookout…
A few bullet points of that email will include:
- My new last name
- Sketchbook policy
- Portfolio system
- how long it typically takes to create an art work
- dates that art will be sent home
As always, I am thrilled to be working with your children and am super appreciative of all the support! Can’t wait to CREATE!!
….here’s a few pics of Kindergarten [KC] on their first day in the art classroom…
The last 2 weeks Kindergarten and 1st grade have been working on “Under the Sea” art. I am such a huge fan of the ocean and sea life. As a kid I would pretend I was mermaid: so teaching my students how to draw under the sea life is always super exciting for me. In the weeks prior to, I had the students create a water color wax resist to create some beautiful, realistic-ish waves. We used oil pastels to create wave lines and painted over them with blue paint.
When we came back to art class the following week I taught the students how to illustrate various sea life: we drew “schools” of fish, crabs, jellyfish, sharks, and sea turtles. I demonstrated how sea weed moves with the water. The kids were super engaged!
Take a look at what Kindergarten created today!
These last few days have been filled with lots and LOTS of paint…and if you teach art – you know that paint = mess = fun = lots of work. I usually spread my painting projects out so that they aren’t occurring simultaneously, but that just hasn’t been the case this week and I’m totally fine with that! My tables are looking beautiful, bright and abstract!
This week I’m having kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade play with primary colors. I took rolling pins and covered them with bubble wrap and asked the little ones to cover their pins with red, yellow, and blue paint. Then they were able to have at their papers by gently rolling the pin up and down their large white paper. They were so excited to see the variety of colors they were getting.
The results have been beautiful!
We will add more to the dried pieces next week, but that is a surprise!
This week with 5th grade, I’m having 5B create color wheels. I typically save color wheels and paint mixing for 6th grade, but I felt this group was up for the challenge, and they definitely were.
Look at the concentration on those faces!
I of course can not end this post without mentioning our school’s Purim celebration last week! We had some amazing, amazing costumes: the creativity was out of this world! I only wish I was able to get more pictures…
Here were some of my favorites:
Dhalia Jacobs actually made this costume herself!! She’s popcorn! I love it!
Daniel Carl was a mini Rabbi. I love the beard on him!
Mona Lisa!!! I of course had to take a picture of this costume!
My Boss! Isn’t he so funny?? You’ve got to love a boss who has a sense of humor!
And here was my costume:
What do YOU think I am??