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Monday, November 20, 2017

5th Grade Line Projects

Fifth-graders have been learning about using foreshortening to make artwork look more three-dimensional. They have also been using line and shape in their choice projects.

"Bug's Eye View" Project

Choice Pieces:

3rd Grade Line and Shape Projects

Third graders learned about contour and cross-contour lines and create observational drawings of fruit. They also used what they had learned about geometric shapes earlier in the year for their own choice pieces.

Cross-Contour Line Fruit

Choice Pieces

2nd Grade Line Projects

Second-graders studied the artist, Keith Haring, and learned how line can show movement in a drawing.

1st Grade Shape Lessons

First grade studied the artist, Wassily Kandinsky, and created "Kandinsky Corn" based on his painting, Squares with Concentric Circles. They focused on shapes and warm and cool colors.

Kindergarten Shape Lessons

Kindergarteners have been studying shape throughout the month of October and beginning of November. Here are some examples of their work:

Shape Turkeys

Fall Triangle Trees

 Based on the book Pezzettino by Leo Lionni

AWFAE 3D Pen Grant

This past Friday I presented this slideshow at the Ashburnham-Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence dinner. Last year and the year before I write a grant to the Foundation for the 3D Start. The following slideshow explains what the 3D Start is and does, as well as shows what fourth-graders have been working on in art class.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Robot Band Instruments

Students in grade 4 spent today's half day making instruments for the robots they will soon design in Tech Class to play. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Coming Soon: Square 1 Art

Students in grades K-5 have been working hard to design and create their projects for our Square 1 Art fundraiser. Student artwork will be sent out this week, and we will soon receive the Squickers and order forms. Here is a sneak peek of what the students have created this year:



1st Grade:

2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:


4th Grade:


 5th Grade: