Thursday, January 22, 2009

What Are They Doing???

Our 5th graders have a new found appreciation for Michaelangelo, since we have studied his most famous fresco painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. After looking at slides, each student is getting a feel for what it would be like to paint on a ceiling. We taped paper on the underside of the art tables and students tried to create their own frescos laying on the carpet squares on the floor.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

These 8th graders are really "handy"

Eighth graders have just finished their sculptures based on the work of artist George Segal. Please stop by during the Open House on February 1st to see them displayed. They did a wonderful job.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A New Start

Welcome back, I hope that everyone enjoyed their time off. We are back in the swing of things here in the art room. Every class is starting new projects and I will be sharing them with you over the next couple of weeks.

I posted a short You Tube video. This video is part of a documentary that the 6th grade is watching titled "Rivers and Tides". It is about the Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy. He is one of my favorites. He works outside using only what he finds in nature to create his art. Take a look, I think you will like it.