Mrs. Stevenson's Art Class


Welcome new and old students!!

We are going to have a great time this year making art and learning new things!

Art with Ms. Stevenson

I am very excited to share with everyone what our artists are working on in the month of November.

Kindergarten: It’s a busy month for our Kinder artists. They are learning to mix their colors using watercolor paint, crayons, and oil pastels. The culmination of this project will be a beautiful painting inspired by the book, “Frederick” by Leo Leoni. They will also be making a Thanksgiving project that will be sent home before the holiday.

1st Graders: Our first graders are studying textures. They are finishing their monster project inspired by the book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are.” The monsters will be colored using their understanding of textures and their crayon rubbing skills. They will also start working on a printmaking technique that uses all of their accumulated knowledge from the year so far: drawing with shapes, cutting, gluing, overlapping, creating their own texture and crayon rubbings. Before the end of the month they will make a special Thanksgiving card.

2nd Graders: Our second graders are busy keeping up with their Social Studies curriculum. They are working on a rural scene inspired by the artists Grant Wood and Robin Moline. This project teaches them about foreground, middle ground, background, using the elements of design to make patterns and how to create a realistic looking picture using a few optical illusion techniques. They will also be making a Thanksgiving card.

3rd Graders: Our third graders are finishing their symmetry monsters and then, in keeping up with their Social studies curriculum, they will be starting a project based on the art of Nigeria. They will also make a Thanksgiving card.

4th Graders: Our fourth graders are working on a project inspired by the artist Pablo Picasso. They will also have the opportunity to make a Thanksgiving project.

5th Graders: Our fifth graders are finishing up their symmetry monsters and are working on a one-point perspective project. The Fifth graders will also have the opportunity to make a Thanksgiving project.

Resources and Museum Exhibitions your children will love: please be aware there are images in the museum that contain adult content. I will do my best to make that known for any particular exhibit so you may use your discretion.

National Museum of Mathematics

Guggenheim Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Art and Design

Children's Museum of New York

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The Jewish Museum (Thursdays from 5-8 is pay what you wish, Saturday is free 11-5:45)