Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's going on this week?

What a week! The art room has seen paint, colored pencils, elements of art, Picasso, as well as primary and secondary colors.

Students in grades K4 and K5 have been learning about the primary and secondary colors. During the first day of the project, students painted dots using only the primary colors. The second day, students used only the primary colors to create the secondary colors.
This week, students listened to the book "Mouse Paint", by Ellen Stoll Walsh. (What a great book!!!) In the book, three mice discover what happens when they mix colors together. After listening to the book, students started transforming their dots into their favorite animals. I saw primary colored monkeys, secondary colored snakes, as well as ducks, lions, and of course mice. Here are a few pictures of their progress...

Students in grades 1-6 are busy working on a brochure reviewing all of the elements of art. In recent weeks, students have reviewed color, line, shape, and form. This week students have been creating sections on their brochure about texture, value, and space.

Art Club has also been really busy this week. This month in Art Club, we are learning all about Pablo Picasso, in particular his Cubism works. Students are working on Cubism inspired portraits they are creating on canvas using acrylic paints.

Wow! Students have gotten so much done already and we have only been in school for a month! I can't wait to see what students do in the months to come :)


  1. I particularly like your picasso-style portraits, very colorful and interesting line work!

    1. Thanks!!!! I think they are doing a great job so far. I can't wait to see them when they are finished! :)

  2. I can't wait to see these all in person, but I love the sneak peeks! Thanks for sharing them with us - it makes me happy and grateful that the H-Bomb has such a great art teacher!