Teacher: Miss Lauren Balint
Voicemail: 434-528-6496, ext. 23806
MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH!!
Come and celebrate your young artist by attending Temperance Elementary School’s first Art Show! Each student will select his or her own artwork that will be displayed on Thursday March 28th, 2013. Student art will cover the hallways and will range from paintings to collages and mixed media works. You can even use your artistic talent during the art show to help create a collaborative mural focused around the book, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds. I can't wait to see you there!
This week in art class we are working on projects about self portraits and collage. The primary grades are discussing art careers, how to look at art and specific artists.
Kindergarten is working on 2 art projects. One is an art project where students are making an abstract piece of art. We will frame the painting once they are dry. After framing, students will have their painting posted so we can talk about each students' artwork. The other project we are working on is a simple crayon resist project in the style of Jasper Johns. Students used crayons to write letters and numbers. In an upcoming class, students will use watercolors to paint over their letters.
Students in First Grade, are also doing a crayon resist project where they are creating fish. Students will be looking at pictures of fish and we will discuss where the placements of certain fins are. Students are designing a fish and using white crayons to outline their fish. Once students are finished drawing their fish, we will used watercolor paint to paint their fish. We will use some shiny paper, yarn and some other patterned paper to add a few interesting scales.
Second Graders are working on a project about maps. Students are drawing up maps of their houses or the school and using consturction paper to complete the collage.
In Third Grade we are using wooden blocks to study 3-Dimensional shapes called forms. Students are learning to draw a cube, rectangular prism and cylinder from observation. Once students master these forms, students are building towers and buildings with their blocks and then drawing these structures from observation.
Students in Fourth Grade are working on Crazy Hair self-portraits. Students are learning about different proportions and where features go on the face. Students are using pencil to draw themselves and then they will color in a few details with crayons. Students will finish by painting their skin color and backgrounds and using liquid watercolor to blow paint crazy hair.
Fifth Grade are currently working on collages. We looked at artwork by Faith Ringgold, Mark Bradford and Romare Bearden and talked about how they created their artwork. Students took a class to brainstorm ideas about a memory, such as moving or a birthday party and sketched their ideas. In the next few weeks, they will be using various construction papers, scrap papers, magazine pages and other papers to create their collage.
*As a reminder to parents, we will be using paint in class and even though we try really, really hard not to get paint anywhere, sometimes accidents happen. If you want, please send in an art shirt or smock for your child to wear to class on those messy days.
As always, the art department accepts donations and we greatly appreciate them. Art supplies that you no longer use or even some left over scrapbook paper can be used in many projects!
I know that with your support and encouragement, this year is going to be a good one. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me through email or my voicemail, which are above.