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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kindergarten: Color and Light

Kindergarteners have been learning about primary, secondary, warm and cool colors. 
They have also recently begun to learn about value, or light and dark.

3D Forms, and Choice, Cont.

Students at all levels spent time throughout February and March learning about three-dimensionality and building sculptures. Students also continued working on choice-based projects of their own.

Grade 1: Louise Nevelson-style Found Object Assemblage Sculptures

Grade 2: Native New England Bird Sculptures in the style of Alexander Calder

Choice-based Projects

Grade 3: Alberto Giacometti-inspired Wire Figure Sculptures

Students used these figurative sculptures in Tech class to create animations:

 Choice-based Projects

Grade 4: African-inspired Masks from Found Objects

Choice-based Projects

Grade 5: Garden Gnomes with Accessories

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.