2014-2015 School Year
Operation Rain Barrel
ATS fifth graders are working on designing/painting a rain barrel for the 2015 Operation Rain Barrel. The Operation Rain Barrel is a fun, creative project with Arlington Public Schools that engage students and teach about environmental sustainability. Operation Rain Barrel is a project students begin each January and culminates at Go Gaga for Green–a community-wide event celebrating environmental sustainability–in April at the Arlington Campus. This event is sponsor by George Mason University’s Office of Community and Local Government Relations.
Bumper Sticker Design
As part of the Arts in the Schools Month (March) celebration, fifth graders created bumper sticker drawings designs.
Fifth graders helped with class play sceneries/backdrops
The students created open or close forms using painted paper.
Fifth graders are learning about different artists with disabilities. They made artwork (owls) inspired by local artist Matt Sesow.
Mr.Martin's class made Mayan inspired codex books.
The monument/ DC landmarks made a splash at the Reading Carnival. All posters are currently on display at our school library.
Check them out!
Reading Carnival Day Posters
Fifth graders worked very hard making posters for the Reading Carnival Day. Their hard work paid off!
Look at some fabulous samples.
Fifth graders are working hard making posters (monuments and other DC area places of interest) for our Reading Carnival Day.
Arts from Mexico
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
"Alebrijes" papier mache sculpture.
2013-2014 School Year
Fifth graders looked and compared portraits made by artists: James Brooks and Charles White. The students practiced creating shading, and making sketches of a classmate.
Lesson adapted from Davis Explorations in Art grade 5 curriculum, Unit 1, Lesson 2, We the People: People and their Stories/Our Faces in Light: Value and Shading.
Fifth graders worked with Katherine McGwier (parent and artist) creating beautiful clay pieces. The students learned about the "raku" history and firing techniques. Ms. Perez helped coordinate a visit to Washington Lee High School were the students got to see "raku" firing demonstrations. WL High school students shared their artwork and showed the students how to use the potter's wheel under Mrs. Bickelhaupt (art teacher) supervision.
The students created a still life collage using a value scale.
Fifth graders created a painting of an animal, fish, or bird shapes decorated with bold colors and patterns.
A Window with a View
The students created an artwork in an individual style with attention to foreground, background, and an illusion of space.
* During the 2013-2014 school year fifth graders were busy making posters for Reading Carnival Day and helping with play sceneries.
* Clay Portrait Bust
The students created a portrait bust in clay, attending to porportions and expressive qualities.
* My Dream Home
The students drew a picture of a fecade of a dream house.
* Optical Illusion
The students used lines, colors, and spaces to create the illusion of motion.