Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Spring Art Show was Great!

The Spring Art Show was a great success and we want to thank all the parents who attended. If you didn't get chance to attend, we hope you will come to the school in the next few days to see all the art that is up on the walls. The school is really beautiful! I will try to post more pictures of the art on this blog in the next few days, so check back often. Thank you for your support!

In this mural outside the Art classroom, you can see the colorful chameleons painted by first grade artists. Kindergarten butterflies in the style of Eric Carle are flying overhead! This was a favorite display as every child took time to point out his or her chameleon to parents and friends!

In these cute self-portraits, 2nd grade artists drew themselves wrapped up in a blanket in the style of Gustav Klimt. Each child painted pastel colors as a background and then added geometric and organic pattern to create the quilts. Great job 2nd graders!

Eric Carle was in the news last year when his book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" celebrated its 40th anniversary! In celebration of this occasion, kindergarten and first grade artists created artwork in the style of Eric Carle. The kindergarten classes created butterflies and the first grade classes created these very beautiful flowers. We talked about the life cycle of a flower, growing from seed to flower. Students learned how to fold paper to cut multiple leaves and petals as they created beautiful floral designs.