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Recently in Kindergarten

  • Texture! Kindergarten is learning about the element of art Texture!  We spent time hunting for different textures in our environment and learning how to "collect" them by using crayon rubbings.  We ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 7:35 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • A long overdue update on the Paul Klee unit! As we finished up the Paul Klee in December students used what they learned about mixing secondary colors from the primaries to fill in the shapes.  The looked for the ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 7:28 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Paul Klee Shapes Kindergarten has been learning about the Primary (Red, Yellow and Blue) and Secondary Colors (Green, Orange, Purple).  To extend this unit and to connect to our previous learning about the ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2013, 12:30 PM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in First Grade

  • Wire Sculptures! 1st graders spent time looking at the artist Edgar Degas.  They studied how artists look at how the body moves, like Degas' dancers!  One exploratory project was to create little ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 7:47 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Where do artists get ideas? In first grade we talked about where artists get their ideas.  Sometimes we get ideas from things we see in everyday life, things we experience and also things we imagine ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 5:03 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Lines Make Shapes First Grade has been busy reviewing line.  Line is one of the elements of art.  We talked about how lines make shapes, another element of art.  After printing lines with ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2013, 7:29 AM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Second Grade

  • Looking at Art One of the visual art standards is about looking at and talking about art, or art criticism.  Students learn to look at and analyze art in much the same way ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 5:39 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Observing Flowers 2nd grade learned about how some artists observe nature up close.  We observed and discussed how lines define edges and shapes in artworks.  Then we spent time carefully observing artificial ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2013, 8:30 AM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Third Grade

  • Unity and Visual Rhythm 3rd Grade learned about the Principle of Designs, Unity and Rhythm.  By using space (they referred the previous lesson about positive and negative space), a variety of color, and rhythm ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 1:40 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Positive and Negative Space 3rd grade has begun talking about positive and negative space in artwork.  We made connections to what positive and negative can mean in other contexts.  Afterwards we made cut paper ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2013, 1:40 PM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Fourth Grade

  • The Color Wheel The 4th graders revisited the color wheel recently.  The reviewed the Primary and Secondary colors and then learned about the Intermediate (Tertiary) colors.  They spent time practicing how to mix ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 1:42 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Looking Closely 4th grade spent time looking closely at their hands.  They learned about how artists make sketches to record observations and explore ideas.  We worked on contour line drawing and then ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2013, 8:25 AM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Fifth Grade

  • Clay Busts We've just started a unit on clay!  We are spending time learning where clay comes from what the process is for building and firing in a kiln.  We learn ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 1:43 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Portraits and Proportions Fifth Grade recently spent time looking at portraits and correct proportions of the face.  We discussed that everyone's facial proportions are different therefore these are only guidelines. 
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 8:49 AM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Sixth Grade

  • Monochromatic Self-Portraits using Grid Enlargement 6th grade spent many weeks on a very intense unit.  They learned about scaling in artwork.  Using a method called grid enlarging they learned how to make an image larger ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 7:55 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • Visual Rhythm 6th graders have been reviewing the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.  They were asked to consider the use of visual rhythm (a repetition of colors, shapes, design etc ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2013, 1:45 PM by Nicole Beckley
  • 6th Grade Sketchbooks! As part of the 6th grade art curriculum this year we will be using sketchbooks!  The students will be provided 1 sketchbook in the first couple weeks of the semester ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2013, 2:11 PM by Nicole Beckley
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Recently in Art Activity