05/9/17

Look at Those FACES!

Students in Mrs. Collins’ 2nd grade class have been working on 3D shapes!   The students have been studying geometry in their classroom with crossover work in the art room.  See?! Math and Art DO work together! I am very excited to see the progress these students have made over the past two weeks.  They are always impressing me with their wide range of knowledge.

 

04/25/17

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My Q4 sixth graders will be getting a refrigerator magnet from me as a reminder.

04/25/17

AMS Artwork on Artsonia.com

Cut Paper Still Life

I’m endeavoring to post artwork created by AMS students on artsonia.com. My hope is to have work created in Q3 posted in the next week or so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/20/17

Wow! I am lucky to have students that enjoy creating both in an out of school. Isabelle worked very hard on these two magnificent paintings in her free time.  She has truly found her style and her efforts are paying off in a big way! Congrats on a job well done!!!

06/2/16

*Update* Art Display

Our McGlynn Elementary Art display will run from June 10th through June 15th.  The official ” Art Open House ” is scheduled for Wednesday June 15th from 5:45-6:30pm, prior to grade 5 moving on ceremony.  We understand that many families have other obligations during the month of June, and hope that you can take a moment to admire the hard work that has taken place all year at some point over the next two weeks.

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Thank you for your continued support of our Visual Arts Program at the McGlynn Elementary School!

 

04/11/16

Recipe for Success: RYB

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McGlynn students in grades K-2 have spent the past few weeks exploring color theory! Primaries, secondaries and all of the wonderful colors in between! Students learned proper use to class materials, as well as how to safely set-up and break down their work space.  Each class did something special with their painted paper recipes! Just WAIT until you see the results!

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03/28/16

Painted Paper Masterpiece

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We are all very familiar with the “placemat” weaving from grade 1.  It is a skill that we build upon each year.  The abilities to plan ahead, keep with a pattern and work with delicate materials all contribute to our understanding of pattern in the world around us.  Why not make it more colorful? More unique?  Students in grade 4 used various painting techniques to create vibrant and textured papers to use for their weaving project. We cut this papers into various widths for an added element of surprise.  Students even traded amongst one another to incorporate various lines and patterns into their design.  During this project I saw children working to help one another with the flow of “over/under” which can be challenging for many of us!  The teamwork was truly unbelievable.  Perhaps that is a big reason why these children feel so proud of their work.  Together we can accomplish so much!

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03/7/16

Sail Away with Me

Grade 4 recently focused on the gorgeous views around us.  Students discussed background, middle ground and foreground, as well as defining cityscape and landscape.  Students worked in an step-by-step manner to create these amazing works of art.  We focused on repetition of color, texture and shapes (both geometric and organic).  I am in awe of the results!!!

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Soak up the sun!!! Grade 4

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02/11/16

Paper Perfect

 

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Second grade at McGlynn Elementary had a lesson in imagination!  This project revisited a concept learned in K, paper sculpture.  How do we make paper stand up?  It is important to revisit previously learned skills to see how much we have grown over the years!!  For this lesson students were asked to cut, fold, twist, bend, loop, tab, fringe and curl paper to create 3 dimensional art.  After two days of building, students were asked to create an observational drawing from their piece.  We had so much fun making these sculptures that we may revisit the idea again in June!  Bravo!!

 

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