This semester in Art Elective, we are going to make projects using a variety of materials. We began the semester by drawing outside in nature. Currently, students are making bowls from recycled magazines. Later, we will do some fiber arts, possibly weaving or knitting or crocheting.
Over the past few weeks, Middle School students have taught each other about all of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Using the information that they learned, they will each make an accordian book of all the Elements and Principles, which they will be able to refer to throughout the school year.
During the month of October, 4/5 students will examine and discuss the abstract collages of Henri Matisse, while learning a bit about the life of this famous artist. They will then make their own abstract collages.
The 2/3s are beginning a unit on landscape in which they are learning the basic elements of Western landscapes. They will be painting their own landscapes, mixing and experimenting with color. For example, students will not get green paint to make their landscapes, but will experiment with a variety of blues, yellows and other hues […]
Our youngest students are working on a series of exercises in which they are beginning to learn about the elements of design, starting especially with color, line and shape. They’re currently reviewing warm and cool colors and learning some art techniques, such as wax resist using oil pastels and tempera paint.
Welcome to another year of Art at Honey Creek. I am delighted to be in my third year working in our great school. I am looking forward to investigating art history, writing about and discussing art, and of course, making art with your children. If you have any questions or comments, please email me (Sarah Van Loo) […]