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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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K/1 Art Update – November 2015

Over the last couple of weeks, K/1 Art students have been learning about collage. First, we read the story Perfect Square by Michael Hall. In this story, a perfect square is altered in a different way each day – crumpled, torn, hole-punched or cut into ribbons. When the various transformations take place, the square turns […]

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K/1 Art Update – October 2015

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.

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K/1 Art – Rainbow Birdies – June 2015

K/1 art students finished the year by doing a quick, but fun and cute drawing and painting project where we got to review colors. Throughout the year, we have discussed warm and cool colors, as well as primary and secondary colors. With this artwork, they put it all together by drawing six adorable little chicks […]

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K/1 Art – Pinch Pots – December 2014

K/1 students got an opportunity to try their hands at sculpting, when they made pinch pots. First, we discussed what a pot is, and how different pots can be used. Then, using Model Magic, a sculpting compound that is fun to play with, students made a variety of pots. After letting them dry for a […]

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K/1 Art – Kandinsky-Inspired Paintings – December 2013

In K/1 Art, we examined paintings by the artist Wassily Kandsinsky (1866 – 1944). Kandinsky painted lines, shapes and color while listening to music. Like Kandinsky, we listened to music while we painted. Our paintings took three weeks to achieve the layered look you see. http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=764332

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K/1 Art Update – October 2013

In K/1, 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 crayons and tempera paint.

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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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