Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crazy about Kandinsky

First grade students had the opportunity to learn about Wassily Kandinsky (they love his name). They each are creating their own version of his famous painting "Squares with Concentric Circles" and I think Kandinsky would be proud.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Better the second time around

St. Helen school has been recycling paper this year and part of that program is to save the scraps in the art room. So, this week we have put those scraps to good use by creating paper pulp. The kindergarten classes made bowls out of the paper pulp and the 3rd grade class was able to make some beautiful paper. This paper will be used later in the year for another project that they will be doing. Now that's what I call recycling!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Were starting 2010 with some still life drawing exercises that will lead into our painting unit. Pictured are some 5th grade artists sharpening their artistic eye by drawing from observation.