Congratulations to Zinnia Steege in KA, who was a finalist on the Artsonia online gallery for artist of the week!
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Kindergarten In Kindergarten we have finished learning about the four types of art that artists make- portrait, landscape, still life and abstract. See if your student can identify pictures in your home or when you are out and about. Most recently we talked about patterns and shapes, and created patterns that are turning into huge crocodiles!
First Grade In first grade, students learned the difference between the Art Elements of shape- which is flat- and form- which can be viewed from all sides. They made wonderful abstract 3D paper sculptures. We also created self-portraits of ourselves sneezing and learned a little about cave art.
Second Grade The second graders learned about the Art Element of space, and how artists overlap objects to show that something is behind something else. They drew some wonderful still lifes of baby toys. We have just finished up our study of the artist Keith Haring, and we are all big fans! For anyone who wants to learn more about Keith Haring, a great interactive website for kids is www.haringkids.com.
Third Grade The third graders created shadow puppets in art class for their theater performances this week. I can't wait to see how everything looks on Herr Solakhau's puppet stage! We have also studied the Art Element of space, and looked at how architects and interior designers look at space. The students drew a room from their house from above.
Fourth Grade In fourth grade we have been learning about the Art Element of space. We have been exploring one-point perspective with Frau Beck. Students learned how to draw cubes using a vanishing point, and created a picture drawing their names using this perspective.
Fifth Grade In fifth grade recently we made watercolor paintings to illustrate the poems the students have been studying in German class. We've also learned about the artist M.C. Escher and his tessellations, creating our own tessellation collages.
Sixth Grade In sixth grade we finished learning about the art of ancient Egypt. We painted our own everyday scenes in the style of the ancient Egyptians. After the break we will be learning about the art of India!