This is Haley! Haley is one of our amazing K students who always comes ready to create in the art room!! She recently painted this fabulous work of art for her Papa’s birthday!! Haley’s mixed media canvas features watercolor, crayons, glue and of course thoughtful planning. We are all so proud of you, Haley!
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!
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!
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!!!
Soak up the sun!!! Grade 4
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!!
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!!!
Two of our amazing students really got to work over April vacation! Atkea (K) and Tanha (3) were inspired by Earth Day and set off to work finding materials that they could repurpose for art. Upon close examination you will notice paper towels and cardboard boxes adding dimension to this colorful piece. I am so proud of these girls and their ability to work with found materials to create something so magnificent. I enjoy seeing how hard they work on their own time using their own creativity!! Take a bow, ladies!
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!!