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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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4/5 Art Update – November 2015

Our fourth and fifth grade students made really interesting collages, inspired by the abstract collages of Henri Matisse. Some students made representational images, of things like horses, action heros or camper trailers, while others made non-representational designs. Images are soon to come on Artsonia. Since the wrap-up of the Matisse-inspired collages, the 4/5 Art students […]

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4/5 Art Update – October 2015

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.

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4/5 Art – Radial Symmetry Relief Sculpture – May 2015

4/5 Art students learned about radial symmetry when making these relief sculptures. First, we discussed what symmetry is, then we talked about shallow (relief) sculptures, which are viewed from one side. Then, after learning four basic origami folds, students arranged multiples to make these beautiful sculptures. We had fun comparing them to kaleidoscopes, stars and […]

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4/5 Art – One Point Perspective Aspen Trees – December 2014

Students in 4/5 Art spent several class sessions making these beautiful aspen tree paintings, while learning about one-point perspective. First, they drew a vanishing point and drew pairs of lines to the vanishing point to make tree trunks. Then they masked off the tree trunks and watercolor painted the sky around the tree trunks. Once […]

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4/5 Art – Victor Vasarely Optical Illusions – June 2014

4/5 students learned about the artwork of Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely, and his work with optical illusions. Vasarely would often use geometric shapes and forms, combined with light and shading, to “trick the eye” into seeing something that appears to be “moving,” or 3-Dimensional when it is in fact, 2-Dimensional. Students drew a large circle […]

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4/5 Art – Mixed Beast Tunnel Books – April 2014

In 4/5 Art, students did scientific research toward preparing for their project. 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 “Mixed Beasts” by Kenyon Cox and Wallace Edwards. Using what they […]

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4/5 Art Update – October 2013

4/5 students have been examining and talking about the abstract collages of Henri Matisse and making their own abstract collages, which will eventually become the covers of their in-class sketchbooks.

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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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