Jamaica Village School

Art classes at Jamaica Village School are in the gym/all-purpose room on Mondays. 
Students Pre-K - 6 have art once a week for 35 -45 minutes. 
More information about art classes.

Slideshow - Still Life - Grade 3-6

posted Jun 22, 2013, 6:03 AM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Jun 22, 2013, 6:05 AM ]

Still Life - JVS - Grades 3-6

Whistles from clay...

posted Mar 10, 2013, 7:49 AM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Mar 10, 2013, 8:09 AM ]

The 5/6 art class has been working with clay and making whistles. If you are interested in the process we used, I recently made an Instructable that outlines the steps we followed, Making Whistles From Clay. When we finished them, several students graciously agreed to play the whistle they'd made in this video...enjoy.

Amate Bark Painting Inspired Art - Grades 2-6

posted Mar 10, 2013, 6:07 AM by Ann Lauterbach

Amate Bark Paintings - Art From Mexico

This lesson was inspired by Amate Bark Paintings created in Mexico. In Mexico, the paper for these paintings is handmade using the bark of the paper mulberry tree. The paper is then used by neighboring artists to create paintings that celebrate life; imaginary animals and birds, elaborate plants, lovely borders are common.

Our process:
1.) Students tore the edges of the paper to make it resemble bark.
2.) Sketching out ideas with pencil.
3.) Outlining with black pen.
4.) Painting with bright colors.

Amate Bark Paintings - Art from Mexico

posted Jan 12, 2013, 1:02 PM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 2:03 PM ]

Students in Grades 3-6 began work on a bark painting this week, inspired by Mexican Amate Bark Paintings.

Fall Leaves

posted Nov 8, 2012, 5:57 PM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 6:09 PM ]

Week One: The art lesson began with grade 3-6 art students drawing leaves on black paper with pencil. Elmer's glue was then applied to the line drawings of the leaves.
Week Two: Students used colored chalk and blended the chalk onto their dried glue designs.


Red Birds in Winter - Grades K-1-2

posted Feb 4, 2012, 8:47 AM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 6:01 PM ]

Focus of this lesson:
  • Interpreting the subject of red birds, in your own unique way.
  • Practice with working on the painting one section at a time.
  • Students building their painting skills and understanding of tempera paint.


Landscape Painting - Regional Artist Grandma Moses

posted Dec 3, 2011, 10:18 AM by Ann Lauterbach   [ updated Dec 9, 2011, 6:04 PM ]

 Grandma Moses - Interesting information:
      >  She's most famous for her landscapes. 
      Grandma Moses was born in 1860 and died at age 101 in 1961. 
      She had no formal art training.

Students enjoyed her depiction of everyday life in a rural area.  We compared and contrasted our daily lives with the activities depicted in Grandma Moses' paintings. 
Students then created their own landscape paintings inspired by Grandma Moses.

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