Thursday, September 29, 2011

4th Grade Op Art

We have been having a great time creating optical illusions. The fourth grade class drew out their op art with a sharpie marker and then added vibrant liquid water color paint. These pieces are turning out so cool. I will be putting them up on our Artsonia site as they are completed. So, check them out and see all of the talented artists that we have in the 4th grade.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Apple Pickin...oh, I mean.....Apple Printing time.

Our first grade class has been learning all about Johnny Appleseed this week. I decided to incorporate this into a printmaking lesson and voila........we have apple print wreaths. Each student designed and decorated their wreath using an apple and good, ole tempera paint. They turned out beautifully and next week we will add the finishing touches.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy 50th Anniversary St. Helen School

September 11,2011, what a wonderful day for St. Helen school, our 50th anniversary. Bishop Pevac presided over a beautiful mass, followed by the dedication of our wonderful tile mural and our science lab. Each hall celebrated a different decade of our school and a reception was held in the gym. It was great to see so many alumni come back to enjoy this moment in time.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Now that we are all settled in.......

Students are starting their first projects for the year. With the younger grades I am doing "circle painting". It has been a lot of fun and the results are fantastic. Stop by the art room at parents night Sept. 8th or during our mural unveiling on Sept. 11th, to see the results. I think you will be impressed.