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New Art On Artsonia

New Art On Artsonia

Long after our in-house art show is over, our online gallery continues to display new artwork. Today, three new projects have been uploaded to Artsonia. Abstraction: For this project, students divided the 2 dimensional paper plane of a still life using an abstraction technique called Contour Continuation. Once divided, they filled the positive space with […]

Results For “Which Painting?” Poll

Results For “Which Painting?” Poll

I know you’ve been dying to see this, that you’re anxiously awaiting the results of the “Which Painting?” poll. Well, at least the 39 of you who participated in the away message poll I left on my automatic email reply each time I was out of school this year. The automatic reply would indicate the […]

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The half day before Thanksgiving provides a welcome chance to take a break from projects underway to see and learn something new. This year we’re watching videos of The Strandbeests, creations of Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Jansen’s Strandbeests are giant kinetic works of art, science, technology, math, and engineering. Or to rearrange those words, Science, […]

Family Portraits on Artsonia

Family Portraits on Artsonia

Just in the St. Nick of time, fifth grade family portraits have been uploaded to Artsonia for your viewing pleasure! Whether gathered around a menorah, holiday table, or Christmas tree, students have portrayed their families in warm, welcoming environments.     Starting with “dissection” (analysis) of the elements of 18th century family portraits (best described […]

First “Week” Fun

First “Week” Fun

You would think that with the first week of classes being just two days long, I wouldn’t have much to write about. We’ll see about that! I am happy to have seen all of my classes once each during these two days. The focus has been on “getting to know you”, especially with my fifth […]

Fun Friday Feature

Fun Friday Feature

And some of us thought Mona Lisa was the only woman in art…here’s an oldie but goodie by Philip Scott Johnson:

Thoughts On This Day Off

Thoughts On This Day Off

We have this day off from school to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a life he devoted to and was ultimately taken because of the American Civil Rights movement. When I first started thinking about writing something about Dr. King, the children’s book, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold, came to […]