06/14/17

Moving 4th at the McGlynn

Have you ever been so deep into a project at home or at work, that for a brief moment you forget why you started?  But then, after stepping back and taking a deep breath you see what you have created and it suddenly becomes clear!  Our fourth graders spent much of their year working on very detailed works of art which took (in some cases) over a month to complete.  From Kandinsky, to Seurat to Hundertwasser, these students immersed themselves in the styles of some of the greatest artists to have lived.  I am beyond proud of their level of focus during these past few months, when it could have become easy to lose sight of our focus.  Please enjoy these works by Miss Byrne’s and Mrs. Prouty’s students.

 

“My favorite part was pointillism because I like how all of the colors pop into one picture”- JC

“My favorite was pointillism because you didn’t know you could mix using dots. When the blue and red dots mixed you get purple”-MM

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.

 

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!!!

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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05/12/15

ISO Bottle Caps

Mrs. Belanger’s art room is in search of clean bottle caps (plastic only).  In addition to the pouch caps we have been collecting, I thought it would be amazing to have an assortment of colors and sizes for an upcoming project. Please rinse with warm soapy water to remove any possible sugars or allergens and send them on up to room 300!! Thank you!!!