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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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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04/9/15

Spring is Popp(y)n

IMG_0505 - Copy   IMG_0506 IMG_0507 - Copy  IMG_0508 Mrs. Ellis’ grade 2 students have been working very hard on their version of Georgia O’Keefe’s Red Poppy. We studied organic shapes as well as the life and motivation of Georgia O’Keefe.  Students drew in pencil on watercolor paper, paying close attention to the size of the flower.  They worked to replicate and learn from Georgia’s style of enlarging these delicate flowers to enhance the beauty.  We then explored using a wet on wet water color technique to achieve a natural appearance in each petal.  Finally students went back with watercolor to add details in the petals to create depth. BEAUTIFUL!! IMG_0509 IMG_0510 IMG_0511 IMG_0512 IMG_0513

02/28/14

Transportation Collage

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Miss McGlynn’s second grade class worked very hard to create cut paper collage inspired by Henri Matisse. Each second grade class worked with a different theme. Similar to Miss Flynn’s class, Miss McGlynn’s group was instructed not to draw any shapes first, just cut! We worked on orange card stock to create a bold fauvist setting. I am so proud of this group!

02/3/14

Scissor Painting

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Students in grade 2 have been studying the art and life of French artist, Henri Matisse. After completing portraits of Mme. Matisse in oil pastel, we jumped to a new medium, cut-paper.  Cut- paper collage was something Matisse did during the latter part of his life when he became too weak from illness to stand at his canvas any longer.  With the help of friends, Matisse was able to cut and arrange marvelous organic and geometric cut- paper shapes to create original works unlike any that had previously been seen.  Students in grade 2 worked around an “ocean” theme to create Matisse inspired collage.  Look closely at the shapes and colors use to see what you can discover in the underwater world of grade 2!

Photographed works from Miss Flynn’s class

01/29/14

Scarecrows and Van Gogh!

This past fall, second graders at the Roberts took planning and design to a whole new level…an awesome level! The students worked so hard to plan and sketch their ideas and then did a beautiful job of coloring and painting in layers to achieve a fantastic finished product. Together we learned about the harvest, line, foreground/middle ground/background, color, texture, landscapes, Vincent Van Gogh, and how taking our time really pays off!

01/16/14

McGlynn School Featured Artist: Zoe

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We are so proud of our students here at the McGlynn School! Second grader, Zoe came to school today with an original work of art that has everyone talking! Zoe explained to me that her grandfather gave her a lesson in art on his most recent visit to the United States. Since Kindergarten Zoe has displayed strong artistic talent and an interest in learning more. Here is what Zoe had to say about her latest work:

 

 

It took me about a day to make this painting. My Grandpa lives in Bosnia, he is an artist. He can make so many things. At first, I made the mountains then I made the sky, after I made the clouds the trees and the pond. Last I made the big fall tree.

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01/7/14

Bonjour, Mme Matisse!

Once again, second grade took on French fauvist, Henri Matisse. Each year second graders seem to become more thorough in their representation of the portrait of Madame Matisse. This year I was particularly impressed by the rich colors I saw in the student work. It was as though Matisse himself was guiding the students as to which color to choose next! Excellent job, grade 2!

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