Sunday, January 24, 2010

1st Grade Birds in Nests

I just had to post a picture of this little bird created and painted by one of our first grade artists! The workmanship was just exquisite and the painting was really well done too! This one was great, but ALL the birds were really well done. I have been amazed as I have seen the quality of work improve after just one year with regular art classes in our school! Thank you, parents, for your support!

3rd Grade Southwest Pottery

3rd grade artists created pinch pot with red clay, and then added painted accents and designs similar to the art of the southwest anasazi artists. We studied line, pattern, geometric design as we learned about the native american people who created this art in the past.

2nd Grade Geometric Art

The 2nd Grade Artists at East Elementary had a wonderful time creating this unique mural with oil pastels. Each student drew horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines. Then then added circles in three different sizes. They outlined the lines with black crayon and then filled the shapes with different colors and added "pattern" as a special touch.

Texture Medallions

This is a picture of some of the beautiful texture medallions created by the kindergarten and first grade classes at East Elementary. Each child created the medallion pressing a texture plate into clay. After painting it with gold paint and adding a cord, each child was so pleased with this great project.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shapes and Forms

Our 2nd and 3rd grade special ed. classes created special medallion and bead necklaces by making "forms" from clay. Each student created a texture medallion and then made a symmetrical necklace by creating matching spheres, cubes, triangular prisms, cones, rectangular prisms and cylinders. This has been a "favorite" for everyone who got the chance to create one!