Archive | December, 2015

MS Art Elective Update – December 2015

After finishing their recycled paper bowls, Middle School students practiced their observational drawing skills by making blind contour drawings. A blind contour drawing is one in which the artist looks carefully at the object they are drawing, but without ever looking at their paper. Some students find the blind contour drawing to be very frustrating, […]

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MS Art Update – December 2015

Middle School art students are continuing to create drawings using one-point perspective. They have moved from creating small sketches to creating large, 12”x18” drawings, to which they are adding shading, color and texture. They are making a lot of progress, but will still be working on these artworks through the end of December.

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4/5 Art Update – December 2015

In 4/5 Art, students did scientific research toward preparing for their current project, tunnel books featuring original mixed beasts of their own creation. They discussed animal adaptations in nature, including body coverings (such as spotted fur or white feathers), body parts (such as long legs or hooked beaks), and behaviors. We then read the book […]

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2/3 Art Update – December 2015

Middle elementary art students have worked very hard over the last several weeks, building many skills. First, we examined landscape paintings from different art periods. Students identified features of landscape paintings, including horizon line, foreground, midground and background. They also recognized that objects that were lower in the picture and larger appeared to be closer […]

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K/1 Art Update – December 2015

Back in November, our youngest art students exercised their fine motor skills with several weeks of cutting and gluing while making collages. At the beginning of December, they examined two of the artworks of Wassily Kandinsky, an abstract painter of the late 1800s. Inspired by Kandinsky, they began their own abstract, layered artwork that will […]

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December 2015 News from Honey Creek Art

This will be the last newsletter posting from Sarah. As many of you know, I am heading off on a new adventure. I am going to a local school district where I will be the elementary art teacher full-time. It is a wonderful opportunity, but I will miss Honey Creek very much. The school community […]

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