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Self Portraits x3 April 30, 2012

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 5:24 pm

Kindergarteners have been working hard on self portraits.  After learning about Andy Warhol and his tendency towards multiple images, students were delighted to find that their drawings had been photocopied into 3 identical versions.  In the first drawing, primary colors were used; then a portrait with warm colors, and one with cool colors.  They used a combination of markers and watercolor pencils.  Pop Art, the movement that Warhol is famous for, encourages bright, brilliant colors.  The kindergarteners loved their pop art triple self portrait!


Art Show Wrap-up April 29, 2012

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 5:33 pm

The reception for the Morse School Art Show was a success, once again!  For 2 hours the gallery was filled with families and proud, young artists.  Can’t wait for next year!



Painting at the Gallery April 25, 2012

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 4:15 pm

The 2nd-4th graders have been visiting Gallery 263 to view the art show, and to collaborate on two group paintings.  Artist & Craftsman Supply was kind enough to donate 2 large canvases to us!  When we finish these paintings, they will be saved for a fundraiser to benefit both the school and Gallery 263.  Keep your eyes out for either a silent auction or a raffle for these great paintings!

Here are some 4th graders and 2nd graders at work:

And don’t forget, the artists’ reception is tomorrow, from 5-7pm!


Morse School Art Show April 23, 2012

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 2:43 pm

The annual show is up!  The Morse School Art Show is located at Gallery 263 (263 Pearl St.).  The shows hours are M-F 3-5pm and Saturday 1-6pm.  This Thursday, 4/26, is the artists’ reception from 5-7pm.

Here’s a sneak peek of the gallery:





New Easels

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 2:29 pm

I just bought a bunch of new table-top easels.  The preschoolers were the first to try them out…I think they loved them!  We gave them paper and paint and let them paint whatever they wanted, and got some great abstract results.

Some pictures of them in action:



Kindergarten Clay Self-Portraits April 11, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — alaplante @ 3:55 pm

In Kindergarten we created self-portraits out of clay. The students first learned how to create basic volumes out of clay, such as a ball, long ropes, and ovals. The students were able to refer to their two-dimentional self-portraits the class had made the previous week to help them see the proportions of their features.  We added eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, and hair to create our individual portraits. They have so much personality and look fantastic!



CMAC update April 6, 2012

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 8:18 am

Last night was the opening reception for the Cambridge Public Schools Annual Spring Art Exhibition.  Artwork from all K-8 schools as well as CRLS are on display until April 20th.  Get to CMAC to see all the work for yourself.  Here are the Morse entries: