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Art Studio Notes September 17, 2013

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 4:10 pm
1.  Students in JK-2 have Art once a week.  Students in 3-5 have Art twice a week.  Be sure you know which day(s) your child has Art so that appropriate clothing can be worn.  The Art Studio does not provide smocks, so if wish for your student to wear a smock, it must be kept in their cubby in the classroom and worn to Art.
2.  Do you want to volunteer?  There are several opportunities for working in the Art Studio, especially in the lower grades.  Please email Aimee Kerr for more information: akerr@cpsd.us
3. Donations!  The Art Studio gladly welcomes donations of: newspaper, shoe boxes, toilet paper tubes, paper grocery bags, along with almost any other crafty thing you can think of.
4.  I want to introduce Ms. Kong, my student teacher for the first 8 weeks of school.  Ms. Kong is a graduate student at BU’s College of Fine Arts.  Over the next 5 weeks or so, Ms. Kong will be taking over more and more of the weekly classes. 
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Symmetrical and Asymmetrical

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 3:54 pm
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The 4/5 DD class is mastering the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes.  They can identify objects in the Art Studio that are symmetrical, such as tables, light switches, people, and stools.  Asymmetrical objects they’ve noted are the American flag/pole, a pair of scissors, and a hand.

For the first practice with symmetry, students cut out stencils, both symmetrical and asymmetrical.  They used the stencils with both watercolor spray bottles and tempera paints to create abstract designs.

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Today, they cut out initials of their names, and created monoprints on plexiglass using their initial stencils.  They noticed that A’s, I’s, and K’s are symmetrical; and J’s and R’s are asymmetrical.

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