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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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2/3 Art Update – November 2015

Art with the second and third graders has been a really exciting time this month. Students have made landscape sketches demonstrating their understanding of foreground, midground, background and horizon line. They have also mixed many colors of paint, using a combination of black, white, primary and secondary colors. They have drawn landscapes on big paper, and […]

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2/3 Art Update – October 2015

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 […]

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2/3 Art – Food Portraits, Inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo – June 2015

2/3 classes learned about the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and viewed a power point on his famous portraits, which were painted, but created using different foods! We talked about how the paintings trick the eye, and when you squint at them, you see a person’s face, but when you look up close at the details, […]

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2/3 Art – Native American Art – Moccasins – January 2015

As part of a series of Art lessons that integrated with their Social Studies lessons, 2/3 Art students made moccasins and birch bark containers out of construction paper. We discussed how Native Americans used the natural materials around them, always taking care to use their resources as respectfully and efficiently as possible. We looked at […]

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2/3 Art – Warm & Cool Pastel Landscapes – October 2014

2/3 Art students learned about the basics of perspective and landscape, using warm and cool colors, and drawing with tools other than pencil in this lesson. They reviewed warm and cool colors and discussed basics of perspective (how two objects of a similar size can look either larger or smaller depending on how close up […]

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2/3 Art Update – October 2013

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.

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September 2013

Hello,  Honey Creek families and friends. I am delighted to be on staff this year as the new art teacher. I earned my Post-Baccalaureate teaching certificate in Visual Arts Education from Eastern Michigan University and have spent as much time in the classrooms of Honey Creek as possible since then. I have already had a […]

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