3rd grade

At the beginning of every year students create self portraits in the art studio.  This year they created collage self portraits.  Younger grades were given oil pastels to add facial features.  Older grades were encouraged to add 3 dimensional elements.  They did an amazing job.  These are all on display the whole year above their classroom door. 

Today was Creativity Day!  The art show was open for families in the gym and a whole bunch of art projects were happening in the cafeteria (which I’ll blog about later this week). For the 2nd year in a row we raffled off artwork created by each class at our school. Our music teacher donated guitars that he was replacing and students custom painted them (I did touch ups and polyurethaned them). Students took turns during art class adding to the designs. 4th-2nd grade created abstract pieces, though 3rd and 4th focused on symmetry.  1st grade focused on lines and Kinder created fish drawings that I decoupaged on because they have been studying aquatic life.  From top to bottom 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, Kinder.