Class Photo Blog
Scroll below to see special grade level units and projects that artists at Hiawatha are creating and displaying!
Looking and Learning
2nd and 3rd grade students make a gallery walk around the art room to view and discuss well-known works of art. After answering discussion questions with peers, students were asked to choose their favorite pieces- and then make small drawings of the artworks in their sketchpads. They were also asked to write/copy down the name of the artists, as well as the titles of the works.
3-D Line Sculptures
1st grade artists shared an interest in making 3-D paper sculptures. Since they are already learning about line in class, they were pretty excited about this super fun project!
Hiawatha artists have just finished creating and decorating their Art Sketch Pads. Artists use sketchpads to record ideas and plan projects. Students will draw in these sketchpads throughout the year. Here are some of Mrs. Hultgren's students working on their first sketchpad assignment!
Sketchpad Assignment #1
A line is a continuous mark on a surface. Most lines are created by a pen, a pencil, or a brush. Create a detailed drawing that fills the page. Include as many lines as you can think of.
Students in grades K-3 are starting off the new school year, by learning about symbols. Students learn that symbols are pictures that can represent themes or ideas. Each artist thought about the most important themes and interests in their own lives, and then brainstormed a varitey of symbols that they could draw to share those ideas. They then were asked to arrange them in an interesting way. Check out the bulletien boards in the Hiawatha hallyways to see what they have come up with!!!
1st Grade Integration: Paper Machae Moons
First grade students are learning about the phases of the moon in their classrooms. To celebrate this learning, each artist made a paper machae moon! We used balloons to create the shape of the moon, and bottle caps and other found objects to create the texture of the moon. Next, artists will paint their replicas, by studying closely the colors of the real moon in the sky.
Prepping Our Looms For Weaving
Students in all grades are working on finishing their loom designs so they can then begin to warp them for weaving. The next step after that will be to start weaving weft through their looms. This process is new for most of us so it can get tricky. However once students are comfortable, they can help teach others. Grades K/1 are weaving with paper. Students in grade 2 will be weaving with a circular loom and grade 3 students will be weaving trees over landscape paintings. All of these projects have started out beautifully and I am so excited to watch as they progress.
3rd Grade Integration: Book Illustrations
Third graders have worked so hard to create illustrations for their stories. These drawings and stories will be published into a book. They focused during all three sessions making sure to draw with correct perspective, fill the page with color, add detail, and outline.
2nd Grade Art Integration: Greenhouse Mosaics
Students in 2nd grade worked with their classroom teachers and Miss Gengras to create real mosaics! Some students worked on sorting colors while others glued tiles to the wooden boards. Students learned about the process of making mosaics, and how to be safe while working with these new materials. It was so much fun! The next part of the process was for students to finish the mosaics by adding grout into the spaces of the designs.
Peter Pan Themed Square1Art Designs
This year students used Peter Pan as inspiration for our Square1Art designs! Although it was optional, many students were excited and inspired by the play, and decided to draw their characters. These two kindergarten students decided to draw the clock tower from the story, but with their own bright beautiful colors and artistic flare.
Grade 3 artists used 3-D style glasses to view famous works of art and see which colors change, which colors recede into the background, and which colors pop out/come forward. Then they got to use palletes of acrylic paints containing the three primary colors along with black and white, to paint their own masterpieces! As they painted with these glasses on and got to see the changes, they also began to experience the magic of mixing tints, tones and shades! It was super fun!
Grade 1 artists made snowpeople in "worms-eye-view" and painted the backgrounds with either a warm or cool color scheme.
Students have been studying color theory in art class for several weeks now. The photo below depicts a coloring created by a Hiawatha kindergarten student. The work was created on his own time outside of class, and he was so exctied to share that he used primary and secondary color schemes! I am always so happy and proud to see their knowledge being used outside of the classroom. Check out other works of art inspired by color theory around the school, and below in our photo gallery!
EL Arts Integration
To prepare for our International Potluck in January, EL students worked with Miss G. and Ms. Pinto to create decorations.
A kite called a koinobori is made to celebrate the holiday Children’s Day. The real Children’s Day is celebrated in Japan on the 5th day of May. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.
Also called East Asian dragons, Dragons are symbols of power, strength and good luck in Chinese culture. Excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon.
Drawing With An Artist's Eye
Students learn what it means to "draw with an artist's eye" as they practice blind contour drawings of various objects. A blind drawing means that the artist does not look at their paper while drawing. They made and used view finders or "detail detectors", to focus on the line, shape and detail of the subject. We acknowledge that this excercise can be fun and silly, so we discussed how we can work kindly and appropriatly during the activity. As students practice these types of observations and drawings, they begin to line up the movement of their drawing tool/hand with the contour of the subject they are looking at. Students learn to record what they actually see, rather than what they think the object would look like. Students are often amazed at how realistic their "blind" drawings are!
Introduction to Line and Shape!
Art students will begin the school year with an introduction to the elements and priniples of art and design! Artists will experiment with line and shape and discover that non-objective line and shape, can be and is often used to express emotion.
Students use mirrors and learn proportion tips and tricks to draw their own unique beautiful faces. Students learn to draw with thier "artist eye", slowly moving the pencil as they notice each unique curve and facial feature.
Students use shapes to draw the human form. Each student also gets a change to pose as a live model, as the class sketches in porportion.
BUDDY BENCH DESIGNS
Each student in grades K-3 create their ideal design for our Buddy Bench.
Cultural Dinner/Arts Integration
ELL students create beautiful works of art and decor for our cultural dinner. The mosaic station was a success too!
Class Photo Gallery
The additional slideshow style photo gallery below, contains a varitey of photos of artists and work from all art classes!