The recent bad weather may have interrupted our previously scheduled program but we used it to inspire our latest creations. These playing in the rain artworks focused on the use of line to show movement, creating patterns with shapes and colors, and watercolor resist painting.
Kinders are exploring different types of lines this week. We practiced being and drawing straight lines, wavy lines, zig zags and even some free form scribble lines. A lot of different materials are being combined in this masterpiece. We are even creating lines with scissors! I love how personalities shine through in abstract projects such as these!
Ks and 1s read books by Peter H Reynolds. These books showed us a new way to look at making art, the importance of always believing in yourself and helping build up others.
Kindergarten focused on his book The Dot. They used a variety of materials to create all different kinds of dots. After experimenting with lots of different materials and techniques they shared their ideas with one another.
Ish inspired 1st's paintings. Students adventured into the garden to find a subject for their art. After creating a crayon outline drawing they created resist paintings using watercolors.
Kinder and 1st have been working hard to use pictures to tell others about themselves. Kinder created portraits of their families, themselves, and their favorite things. 1st created their very first self portrait for the year.
Everyone did such a great job. I am excited to see how much our Springers learn and grow this year!!
During Block day this quarter students are exploring the different materials, practicing engineering skills, and critiquing illustrations.
I am so excited to start a new year with old friends and new. We have some amazing projects planned for this year. I look forward to all the creativity and art making that will happen inside room 13!
During the 1st 2 weeks of school we are working on projects that use pictures to tell others something about ourselves and self portraits. Be sure to check out our art gallery (outside the art room) when you come to Open House!
We will be working with a variety of materials this year, some that get messy, if you would like to donate baby wipes. The art room also uses recycled materials such as: plastic cartons of different sizes (yogurt -> icecream), plastic or foam egg cartons, plastic grocery bags, and fabric. Please wash any food containers before sending them to art.
Thank you for all you do to help make the art room great!
Keep creating and checking in for more art news.
Kindergarten and 1st grade have been learning all about 3D shapes in math. In art we call them FORMS. Forms take up space and are not flat. We learned how to draw forms to create depth in our artworks. Kindergarten followed a guided drawing to use their forms to draw a circus train and landscape. 1st grade created SPACE in their “out of this world” form drawing. They also learned how objects move up the page and get smaller as they get farther away.
Students were hard at work on their Square1 Art Fundraiser projects. Kindergarten made stained glass letter drawings and 1st grade made stained glass flower paintings. I love how they turned out and I hope you do too!
Packets with your child's art and ordering information came home before spring break. If you do not have their order number and would like it, please email me. Orders are due by NEXT TUESDAY April 19th.
Orders can be made online or sent to the front office in an envelope.
The class that has the most participation will get an art party!
Please contact me if you have any questions. All proceeds go back to our K-1/2-5 Art programs!
Students have started digitally documenting the work they do in the art room! Each student has their own folder in the app and will be adding work to it as it is finished.
Next week a paper will come home with your child showing you how to access their folder. You will only be able to see their art but you are allowed to give access to anyone you want to. I love that you will be able to see what we are up to in our creation station before things are able to go home.
Keep an eye out for the paper work and let me know if you have any questions.
- Amanda Rhodes
King Springs Elementary