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Fourth Grade Fauvist Landscapes March 28, 2012

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The fourth grade has been learning about the five regions of the United States in social studies. In class we discussed landscapes of  the five different regions, how they are different, and what elements could be found there. We also discussed how to create depth in your landscape with a foreground, middle ground, and background. After the students sketches their drawings on small paper they transferred them to larger, colorful paper. We then discussed fauvism and the wild, vibrant colors that are found in the movement. The students were also introduced to a variety of painting techniques, including sponge painting, dry brushing, and pointalism.

-Ms. Tracey

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Junior Kindergarten Zoo Stencils

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The junior kindergarten is taking a trip to the zoo soon! In class we used stencils and sponges to create a variety of animals you could find at the zoo. Once the students made their animals we discussed what the animals environments would look like at the zoo. In oil pastel the students created an environment for their animals. Eventually the animals were cut out and glued to their backgrounds.

 

-Ms. Tracey

 

Kindergarten Self Portraits

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In Kindergarten we learned how to create self-portraits. Step by step we discussed the correct proportions of a face and how to create certain details like the eyes, nose, and mouth. Once they were drawn we photocopied the student’s pictures three times. We then discussed Andy Warhol’s screen prints and painted each portrait in a different way. We used markers and water to paint one face with primary colors. With watercolor pencils and water we painted one face with cool colors. With tissue paper and glue we painted our last self-p

ortrait with warm colors.

 

-Ms. Tracey

 

Going to the Zoo March 27, 2012

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The Special Start preschool (and all 4 K classes) are going to the Franklin Park Zoo next week.  To prepare the preschoolers for the monkeys and apes they are going to see, they created a mural in the art studio.  Using tissue paper leaves, the students glued a jungle onto canvas.  Flowers, bananas, and branches were also added.  Yesterday, they sponge-painted stencils of lemurs, mandrills, gorillas, and tamarins onto the canvas- all animals they’ll see at the zoo!

 

This mural will be on display at the Morse School Art Show, April 23-28th!

 

Self Portraits March 20, 2012

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In first grade we made self portraits with marker and water. First we discussed what basic shapes create a face. Once the students had an idea about the placement of their features, they were given a light, medium, and dark marker. Part of the assignment was to figure out what areas where the lightest, and what were the darkest. Water was added at the end to create the watercolor effect you see in their final products.

-Ms. Tracey

 

Eric Carle Fish Collage

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In junior kindergarten we created Eric Carle style fish. First we used crayons and watercolor to make large sheets of multicolored paper. Next we cut out a body, fins, and tail from the paper we made. With oil pastel we added gills and a face. The students were then asked to cut out their collages and glue them to the water (blue paper). As a group we made a beautiful school of fish!

-Ms. Tracey

 

Evergreen Trees

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The kindergarten class started their evergreen tree project by creating trees in perspective. In class we discussed why little trees look far away and larger trees are in the foreground. Once the students created their 2D landscapes we looked at individual evergreen needles. Students etched sketches of their needles into pieces of foam

and eventually printed their needles.

-Ms. Tracey