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Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Art Page

2014-2015 School Year
In their classrooms, kindergarten students travel to different countries each week. During art classes students learned about artists from these countries while learning art concepts and exploring different media for self-expression.
 
Spring
Kindergarten students made a crayon resist of insects in a garden.
 
garden     garden
 
Domestic Animals
The students made pictures of pets.
 
  cat        dog
 

Laurel Burch (Domestic Animals)
The students learned about domestic animals and inspired by American painter Laurel Burch  they created pictures about cats.
 
cat      cat
 
Self-portraits
The students drew a self portraits using pencil, crayons and markers.
 
me    me
 
Vincent Van Gogh (Netherlands)
The students created a mixed media vase with flowers inspired by the post-impressionist Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.
 
flowers               flowers
 
flowers       flowers
 
Henry Moore (United Kingdom)
Inspired by English sculptor Henry Moore Kindergartens created abstract sculptures by pinching, pulling and poking clay. They also learned about glazing techniques.
 
clay sculpture     clay
 
clay                    clay
 
Matt Sesow (Disability Awareness Month)
Kindergarten students are learning about different artists with disabilities. They made artwork (birds) inspired by local artist Matt Sesow.
 
Check the art news link for more information on other artist with disabilities mentioned in class. http://http://www.apsva.us/Page/3607
 
Birds        Bird with tutu
 
bird      bird
 
The students made seascapes to send to Square 1 Art Company (http://https://square1art.com/) for our yearly art fundraiser.
 
fish      seascape
 
fish     fish  
 
Joan Miro (Spain)
 
Kindergarten students created paintings showing different types of lines, shapes and colors. The students looked and discussed artwork made by the Spanish artist Joan Miro.
 
Miro      Miro
 
Henri Matisse (France)
The students learned about the French artist Henri Matisse and his cut out techniques. They created a collage by using geometric and organic shapes.
 
cut outs      cut out
 
Matisse      Matisse

Arts from Mexico
Clay Sun

clay sun        clay sun

clay sun          clay sun

2013-2014 School Year
 

In their classrooms, kindergarten students travel to different countries each week.  During art classes students learned about artists from these countries while learning art concepts and exploring different media for self-expression.  

 
The students made paper weaving inspired by African Art.
 
weaving          weaving
 
 Kindergarten students made elephant collages after reading the story Elmer and learning about India Arts and Culture.
 
Elephant            collage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on April 29, 2015