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Pre K create using all that they know...

First Pre K Learned about lines. We explored drawing with different kinds of lines.

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Next, Pre K experimented with mixing color. We read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.

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Our fingers did some walking to make our colors mix.

2013.09 Pre K Color Mixing

Finally, Pre K used all that we know about lines and color mixing to create the letters of our name.

We mixed new colors and used lines creatively to compete our final piece.

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Grade Five Look At LINE

Lines are everywhere – straight lines, wavy lines, zig-zag, broken, thick and thin lines.

We explored LINE in our art, creating art with Crazy Hair.

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Grade Four: Ceramic Fish

Fourth Graders studied the element of FORM through the medium of CLAY. They learned how to make pinch pots turning them into decorative fish.

Students experimented with clay, learning to COMPRESS the clay to eliminate air pockets.

Students created a PINCH POT, and used techniques of SCORING and using SLIP to attach the features of their fish. They also learned how to add TEXTURE using clay tools.

The pots were left to dry for a week before being BISQUE FIRED. Next the students painted their fish using COLORED GLAZE, followed by a CLEAR GLAZE to finish the pots.

Finally the fish were GLAZE FIRED.

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What did you learn about using clay? What would you do differently?

Pre Kindergarten learn about LINES

Pre K 4 have been studying the element of LINE.

We went on a nature walk and decided to look closer at leaves.
We gathered many different leaves and used charcoal to sketch our favorite ones.

Look at what we made…

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4RF Learns About Famous Artist: Georgia O’Keefe

4RF have been studying Georgia O’Keefe.

As part of their new learning, they have been looking in particular at O’Keefe’s Nature Watercolor Paintings.
After Studying O’Keefe’s art, students observed flowers closely. They sketched and painted their own close-up of flowers following O’Keefe’s model. Students focused on detail, blending colors, wile adding their own style.

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4EL Learns About Famous Artist: Louise Nevelson

4EL have been studying Louise Nevelson.

As part of their new learning, they have been looking in particular at Nevelson’s Monochromatic Sculpture.
After Studying Nevelson’s art, student created and designed sculptures using recycled materials. They painted their sculptures one color to give the same effect of Nevelson’s monochromatic (meaning one color) sculptures.

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4EH Learns about Famous Artist: Andy Warhol

4EH have been studying Andy Warhol.

As part of their new learning, they have been looking in particular at Warhol’s Popart portraits.
After studying Warhol’s paintings, students took photos of themselves, outlined their portraits in marker, and used watercolor and tempra paint to finish their portraits.

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4KK Learns about Famous Artist: Van Gogh

4KK have been studying Vincent Van Gogh.

As part of their new learning, they have been looking in particular at Van Gogh’s flower paintings.
After studying Van Gogh’s paintings, students sketched their own flowers, and used paper collage to create a Van Gogh picture.

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In grade four we studied COLOR and VALUE

We looked at a color wheel, how colors mix together to make SECONDARY colors, and how colors canCOMPLIMENT each other. We used WATERCOLOR PAINTS and PASTEL to experiment with color and value.
We also learned about VALUE, which is the darkness or lightness of a color. We learned that if BLACK is added to a color the darker is called a SHADE. If WHITE is added to a color, the color is called aTINT. We used PENCIL and CHARCOAL to show value.
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Checkout some of Fourth Grade’s still life pieces

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Grade FIVE Studies VALUE

Grade Five students took a close look at VALUE.

Value is about the lightness or darkness of a color. When a color becomes darker it is called a SHADE, and when a color becomes lighter it is called a TINT.
Grade five focused on VALUE using SHAPE and LINE. They zoomed in on a small part of their sneakers to using CHARCOAL to show detail using lines, shapes, shade and tint.
Grade five then studied insects, and used CHARCOAL to add value. This made the insects look 3D.

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