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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fifth Grade Rope Basket Weaving

Most recently, the fifth graders have been studying pattern and learning to make Navajo rope baskets. They have done a tremendous job and have really enjoyed the experience. Each basket is a unique piece of art!

The SHAPE of things to come...

After their study of line, students in all grade levels studied shape. Here are some examples from that unit:

What's been going on in the art room this year?

There has been a lot going on in the art room this year! We have been getting used to our new environment and creating some amazing works of art! Here is a quick peek at what we have been working on!

Third graders learned about contour line. They read the book Howard and the Purple Crayon and created a new environment for Harold. Then, they learned about observational drawing and drew the contour of a piece of fruit:

Fourth graders studied one-point perspective:

Fifth graders studied the concept of foreshortening:

Kindergarten learned about different kinds of lines. They made a variety of projects, met the Bananas in Pajamas and made portraits of them:

Second grade learned how line showed movement by studying the artist Keith Haring and creating artwork in his style: