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The fourth grade Art Show is proudly displayed at Fowler's Assembly Hall. If you are looking to take away the doldrums of winter’s chilly days, stop by and check out the vibrant collection of Sunset Silhouettes and City Birds.
The fourth grade worked hard to capture the warm days of summer using layers of warm colored tissue paper to replicate an outstanding version of a sunset. They were then challenged to create a silhouette of three objects using their skills of observation and newly formed drawing techniques to illustrate shapes unfamiliar to their artistic repertoire. When these two techniques were fused together through with magic of Modge Podge they produced stunning examples of Sunset Silhouettes.
What would compliment any sunset but a lovely bird flying amongst the warm glowing colors. The fourth grade was introduced to a new version of this winged creature known as “The City Bird.” What is a City Bird you ask? If you ask its inventor Fank Casazza the city bird is an object that is in constant motion. The shape can be viewed differently by everyone depending on which way you hold it. Frank Casazza designed this shape with the idea of allowing people to change it in multiple ways to transform it into something new. Frank is a local Lowell, MA artist who has started the city bird craze and now hosts hundreds of new designs on his website. If Frank could see the work the fourth grade produced, he would be impressed by their creativity and use of vibrant colors.
This show will be adorning the walls of our Assembly Hall for the next few weeks so please ask your fourth grader to give you a tour or just stop in before, during or after school to witness the impressive art for yourself.
Are you interested in volunteering for the Art Department this year? We would be extremely grateful to have volunteers help us photograph and edit for the ArtSonia site. No skills needed we can train you. Please send an email if you would like to help us the year. email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
One question we commonly receive from parents is "Why don't I see a grade in IPASS for my child's work?"
The short answer is because the end of the term has not arrived and your child may not have completed the assignment yet!
Art is a unique subject which follows a different curriculum and schedule from your child's mainstream academic subjects. In other subjects areas there are daily or weekly homework assignments and grades are posted weekly. The process of making art takes much more time. Due to schedule constraints Mr. Perham and Mr. Gray feel that it is only fair to allow students the full term to complete all their assignments. This also benefits your child's grade if they are absent or pulled from art to make up for other subject areas.
During a given term, depending on the complexity of the projects, your child will complete anywhere from 2 to 4 art projects. We give our students the entire term to finish their assignments so that we do not stifle their creative process.
Project titles will be entered in IPASS to show parents what their child is working for the term during Progress Reports but sometimes there will not be a grade posted as most students are still working to complete their assignments. This is done to avoid confusion or misinterpretations that your child has received all zeros for their art term. If a grade is not their it simply means that they have not completed the assignment yet.
If there are concerns with work not being completed by student neglect, parent's will be notified immediately and support will be provided by your child's art teacher to prevent incomplete or poor grades.
If you have any concerns on how your child is progressing in Art class please feel free to contact Mr. Perham or Mr.Gray any time.