Art News – December 2016
Have you seen Honey Creek’s Artsonia page? Click on the link and you can get a look at some things we have have been working on so far this school year. Artsonia is a wonderful resource for viewing and sharing your students online portfolio. You can also purchase unique gifts featuring your child’s artwork. Funds raised from Honey Creek’s Artsonia page help to support the art program at our school! If you can’t find your child’s artwork on Artsonia you may need to fill out a parent permission form. I will be sending out new family permission slips before the end of 2016. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
K-1 students are learning about the Elements of Art through each project. So far we have experimented with line, shape, color and now texture. After looking at photographs of this November’s Supermoon, K-1’s practiced cutting a circle from a square and then used rubbing plates to create unique textures to represent the surface of the moon.
2-3’s are just finishing up their beautiful clay mice based on the story Mitt the Michigan Mouse. Once the mouse forms where dried the students created an environment from cardboard, rocks, fake flowers and other nature inspired elements to keep their mouse safe from harm.
Artwork by Hanh Nanh Ngo, 3rd grade.
4-5’s finished their Day of the Dead masks and are ready to move on to poster design. We will begin by looking at graphic works by American artist, Robert Indiana and Art Nouveau prints by French artist Theophile Steinlen .
Middle School students just finished up making mini clay figurines from baked polymer clay. Here is a tray ready to go into the oven in the A-wing kitchen:
Check back for more creative projects to come in the new year!