Welcome to the JRB art blog! If you are a parent, I hope seeing what we are creating in class will help you discuss your child's artwork with them!
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

YAM Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork has been selected for the 2018 Youth Art Month exhibit in Boston. If you are interested in attending the exhibit you can find details here: MAEA Youth Art Month.

Gabe D., Grade 4

Serenity G., Grade 2

Brooke N., Grade 1

Molly H., Grade 5

Lucas H., Grade K

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Spacing Out!

Students in grades 1-5 are learning about space and composition in art through the medium of collage. Here are some examples of the work they have been doing:

Grade 1: 
Students read the book, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, and learned about using overlapping to make objects look like they are in front of or behind one another. They created collages based on the book's illustrations using construction paper and newspaper.

Grade 2:
Students learned about the concept of showing near and far in a compositional space by making objects smaller or larger. They created construction paper collages of their choice, which demonstrate the concept.

Grade 3:
Students learned about foreground, middleground, and background and created tissue paper landscapes.

Grade 4:
Students learned about positive and negative space and created Japanese Notans.

Grade 5:
Students learned about the rule of thirds and the golden spiral, then used the concepts to create a collage of their choice.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Great Article!

The following article is a wonderful explanation of how we try to teach art at the elementary level at AWRSD. Enjoy!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Pattern and Weaving

Students at all levels have been focusing on pattern and learning about weaving. 
Here are some examples of the work that they have been doing:

Students read the book Pattern Fish and created fish with patterns of their own.

Students read the book Sneezy the Snowman and created snowmen based on the character in the book.

Students listened to "Hot Chocolate" from The Polar Express and created the best cup of hot cocoa they could imagine.

Students started their pattern unit by creating snowflakes out of bead and pipe cleaners.

Grade 1:
Students learned about the artist, Romero Britto, and created pattern drawings based on his artwork.

Students learned about Kente cloth and read The Spider Weaver.  They then created paper weaving inspired by Kente cloth patterns. Also, students reviewed warm and cool colors.

Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:

Grade 2:
Students learned about Ojo de Dios and created their own.

Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:

Grade 3:
Students learned about radial weaving and created circular weavings on old CDs and DVDs. They added patterns to the edges using Sharpie.

 Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:

Grade 4:
Students created small rectangular weavings using cardboard looms and inspired by Navajo Blanket weavings.

Students continue to create choice projects of their own design based on their learning:

Grade 5:
Students are currently working on pouch weaving, as well as finishing choice projects and foreshortening projects.