Class Photo Blog
Scroll below to see special grade level units and projects that artists at Hiawatha are creating and displaying!
Model Magic Finger Puppets
Hiawatha artists have finally finished their Square1Art masterpieces. They have been working so hard, so it was time to create something exciting this week... model magic finger puppets! Although students could choose to make something else, most of them decided to make a fun finger puppet using mixed media. They had tons of materials to "shop for" and choose from. If students finished before art class was over, they drew a picture of their puppet character. Students had a blast and are eager to work with other types of clay in the coming weeks.
3rd Grade "Trees of Life" Inspired by Gustav Klimt
2nd Grade Piet Mondrian Inspired Paintings
Hiawatha artists have been exploring the art element of color. Students have been taking the role of "scientists" as they experiment with color mixing. Students will be using their knowledge of color theory in upcoming projects. Great work artists/scientists!
2nd Grade Classroom Door Murals
The door murals are finished. Great work by second grade muralists!!!
As you may have noticed, second graders have been working on painting their classroom doors. Each and every second grade muralist has been kind and safe during this project. They are doing their best and it's really showing! Thank you to all the volunteers who came and helped with this project. We couldn't have done it without you.
Here are our final mural designs! These designs were based off each and every student's sketches. Muralists will begin the painting process next week, and continue throughout the month of October.
2nd Grade Muralists Plan Designs
2nd graders are busy sketching out design ideas. During the upcoming month of October, they will be outside painting their classroom doors! Each class is planned based around our schoolwide themes: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Your Best.
Elements of Art
In art class, students have been studying the elements of art: line, shape, color, and pattern. Here are some samples of what students have been working on:
Hiawatha artists have been learning all about the first element of art: line.
Artists Create Background Scenery
This week all Hiawatha artists will be working collaboratively to create background scenery for our dance performance next week! Students have been studying Keith Haring and what makes his artwork unique. Students have been kind, safe, and showing their best as they work together in groups to make this awesome art.
Instagram Page: ewsd_artsGreat news everyone.. EWSD Art Teachers now have a shared instagram page!!! You can now see photos not only from your child's school, but from artists at other schools as well. Please follow us and enjoy the amazing art!
3rd Grade Mural Progress
After lots of planning and designing, 3rd grade muralists have started painting their classroom doors. Each mural has a theme based on our school rules- be kind, be safe, and be your best.
3rd Grade Burlington Mural Tour
Hiawatha 3rd grade students have been learning about murals and the mural-making process during their art integration time. They are preparing to paint their own murals right on their doors at school! They recently took a mural tour both downtown and in the Old North End of Burlington. Students observed murals and answered 3 focus questions about each. After the mural tour, students had a relaxing lunch and creamees at the waterfront. They even did some Plein Air Drawing with Miss. Gengras of the beautiful lake and mountain scene.
Check out some of our 1st grade artists creating trees in a worm's-eye view!
Bee Kind, Bee Safe and Bee Your Best in the Art Room
Here are some 1st graders working on drawing bees! Not only did they learn how to draw a simple bee, but they also learned how to make their bee “surreal” by showing them being kind/safe/their best in the art room. Some bees are wearing masks, some are painting, some are holding scissors the safe way, and many bees are sharing with classmates (aka Beemates). Art students also learned how to outline safely with sharpie.
3rd Grade Artists Do a Special Origami Crane Project with Mrs. Meg!!!
K/1 Artists Make Found Object 3-D Relief Collages!
Welcome Back to The Art Room
Artists are now able to work back in their art studio.. aka.. the wonderful Hiawatha Art Room!
As students finished painting rainbows and adding details to their ROY G. BIV characters, we listened to the wonderful song I shared below. : )
Here artists are seen finishing past projects and decorating their portfolios. As you can see, many of them were inspired by our discussion about how to "bee safe" in the art room.
It's also so great to see students wearing their masks and keeping socially distant as they collect their own art supplies. Keep up the great work Artists!
Kindergarten Kandinsky Inspired Resist Paintings
This year each and every Hiawatha artists recieved their very own set of Richeson watercolors! After a breif demonstration and access to additional resources, many students chose to paint the gorgeous leaves and trees we are lucky enough to see out our classroom windows. Students practiced using and taking good care of their pallets.
Plein Air Drawing in Our Sketchpads
Although the unveiling was virtual, students designed and painted these mural collaboratvitely.
1st Grade Mural:
2nd Grade Mural:
"OH THE PLACES YOU"LL GO IN ESSEX JUNCTION"
Although the unveiling was virtual, students designed and painted this mural collaboratvitely.
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. This year students will be using their portraits for their Square1Art designs. Although some artists have chosen to create "symbolic self-portraits" for S1A, they will still be drawing thier own faces as well.
1st Grade Integration: Mural Planning
Students sketch ideas and designs for our mural. Each grade level has chosen a theme, and will work with Miss G to come up with symbols and designs to put on the mural. First graders are focusing on acts of kindness and how to spread kindness.
2nd Grade Art Integration Project: Mural Planning
"Oh the Places We'll Go"
Today Miss G. read second grade artists, "Oh The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss. Then students spent time "seussifying" their sketches!
Students sketch ideas and designs for our mural. Each grade level has chosen a theme, and will work with Miss G to come up with symbols and designs to put on the mural. Second graders are focusing on the people, places and things that make Essex Junction special.
Kindergarten Art Integration Project: Mural Planning
Students sketch ideas and designs for our mural. Each grade level has chosen a theme, and will work with Miss G to come up with symbols and designs to put on the mural. Kindergarten artists are focusing on their studies this year. They have learned about trees, apples, pumpkins, our school, bees, behives, flowers, caterpillars, butterflies and other things in the natural world.
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