Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't they look cute!

Mrs. Moon showed me how to make these headbands three years ago, and ever since the little ones have been making them for thanksgiving. I usually try to focus on a fine art curriculum, but around the holidays, I must admit, I break out my glue guns and scissors and get a bit crafty. With the holiday music in the background, it makes for a festive time.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

...more Auction Projects

Second Grade Cross

This beautiful cross looks like etched silver.....but its not. Second graders created these clay tiles using the bottoms of their shoes for the texture. We then fired the tiles and painted them black and accented the design with silver. Thank you Mr. Taylor for making the wood cross. The tiles were then attached to the cross and each student signed their name to this lovely work of art.

This is the 5th graders auction project. Isn't it a masterpiece? We used the theme "the sun, the moon and the stars" . Each student created a design and embossed the design on a piece of thin copper. They then painted vaseline wherever they wanted the design to shine. Each student used liver of sulphur to patina the metal. The final step was buffing the metal with ultra fine steel wool. Thanks to Mrs Rulison and her father for creating the frame and putting the mirror inside of it for us. This collective work of art is truly extraordinary.

These projects will be auctioned off this Saturday at the Fall Extravaganza.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Auction Projects

Seventh Grade Block Print

Third Grade Print

These projects will be auctioned off Saturday at the Fall Extravaganza. All the proceeds benefit the students of St. Helen School, so come and join us for a festive evening of food, art and auctions!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Class Art Projects

Here are some of the art projects that will be auctioned off at the Fall Extravaganza. Sorry about the quality of these photo and my reflection...oops.

The first artwork is made by the first grade using glass beads and glue. The second art piece is a hand made paper collage done by the fourth grade. These pieces are stunning. I am so proud of all of my students!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What on earth are the second graders doing with their shoes on the table???

Check it out next week when the Fall Extravaganza art projects are displayed in the atrium. I am sure their artwork will make quite and "impression".

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Leaves are falling everywhere in the art room this week. Students in the first grade are creating colorful autumn leaves by drawing out elm, maple and ash leaves and then collaging torn construction paper. Next week we will add the final details before they grace the walls and halls of St. Helens.