Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2nd Grade Holiday Art

2nd Grade 
Rudolph Clay Ornaments 

Happy Holidays from the Art Room!

I love the Rudolph ornaments! Each reindeer is unique. 

1st Grade Holiday Art

1st Grade Origami Dog 

Holiday Ornaments 

Monday, December 15, 2014

2nd Grade: Giraffes

Giraffes in Progress 
2nd Grade 
African Savanna at Sunset

The giraffe drawings look great! The students are painting them all black so they appear in silhouette in front of the sunset.

Please check back after the Holidays to see the finished projects! 

Kindergarten Snowmen

Holiday Ornaments 

Kindergarten Art 

The students enjoyed painting a snowman and designing their own hat.

Happy Holidays from the Art Room!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kindergarten Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 

Kindergarten Holiday Art 

First, the students traced their foot to create the reindeer's head. 
Then they sponge painted the head brown.

Next, they added details such as the eyes and the antlers.

 Finally, they painted snow using a Q-tip.

Many reindeer are on display at Young School.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kindergarten Caterpillars

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 


Art and Literacy 

 Each student drew an apple and a leaf. 

They enjoyed painting with watercolor paints.

We reviewed the vocabulary words author and illustrator.

The students traced cups to create circle shapes to form the caterpillar's body. 

Finally, they glued details for the caterpillar's feet and face.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn Art

Happy Halloween from the Art room! 

 These construction paper 3-D pumpkins are a great way to celebrate the fall season! 

Have a cool and safe Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1st Grade: Sunflowers in Progress

Painting Sunflowers
1st Grade 

Collaborative Art

Each child drew one sunflower and painted it with a dabbing technique to represent Vincent van Gogh's style of painting. They created visible brushstrokes and applied thick paint. 

 The sunflowers will then be cut out and glued to a large paper with a vase drawn on it. The vase will be filled with the sunflowers from one entire class.

  Collaborative art is a great way to promote class unity and a creative community.

The students were inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower paintings.

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Art in Progress:

The beautiful sunflowers are all unique.

Next week the sunflowers will be cut out and glued to large paper to fill the class vase.

Collaborative Art - Ms. Wikiera's class

Collaborative Art-Ms. Stratton's class

Collaborative Art- Ms. Radcliff's class

Collaborative Art- Ms. Rocco's class

Collaborative Art- Ms. Shaw's class

Collaborative Art-Ms. Holland's class

Collaborative Art- Ms. Sangataldo's class

Collaborative Art- Ms. Chierchio's class

Monday, October 20, 2014

2nd Grade: Portraits in Progress

Portraits in Progress 

Each student drew a portrait and then Mr. Giannetto made 4 copies. Each portrait was then cut out and glued to black paper. The artist Andy Warhol was introduced as an art history connection and his artwork depicting repetition was highlighted.

Next week the portraits will be painted with watercolor paints. 

2nd Grade Pop Art Portraits

The students began to paint their portraits with watercolors.

The students enjoyed listening to a story about Andy Warhol.

We discussed how Pop Art comes from the word Popular.

We also pointed out the bright colors and repetition in Pop Art.