What a busy few weeks we have had in the art room! The students have been learning all about sculpture and 3-dimensional art. Each class has been creating different farm animals from recycled supplies. Once their armature (or bones) is structurally sound, we then spend a class adding either paper mache' or paris craft as a layer of skin. Most classes have completed this step, and are now ready to begin the painting process. We will be painting the sculptures in a non traditional, or surreal way, rather than realistic colors. Expect to see lots of fluorescent colors and metallic colors, which should add a nice creative touch to their sculptures. The art show is rapidly approaching. I hope you save the date, Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 - 8:00 for a look at our farm display. ~Mr. G.
Sculptures of animals in progress. Can't wait to see them finished!
Paper mache' kindergarten ducklings
Second grade chickens
Fourth grade roosters
First grade wood ducks
Fourth grade cats and dogs
Third grade geese
Third grade swans
Cas awards banquet
Students from Burr Elementary and Haddam Elementary were recently recognized for their talents in art and music. The annual CAS awards banquet held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville was an enjoyable evening. Children were treated to having their faces painted, charactures drawn, balloon sculptures, a kid friendly meal with all you could eat, topped off with make your own sundaes.
Amelia receiving her award in art representing HES.
Ava and Amelia with their awards for music and art representing HES.
Ayiana proudly displaying her award for art representing BES.
spotlight on grade 2
Students in Mrs. Burt's second grade class recently completed impressionism landscapes after learning about Vincent VanGogh. Using oil pastels and watercolors, the children also learned about foreground, middleground and background within their paintings. Here are a few of our students hard at work enjoying art class with Mr. G!
Spotlight on Grade 1
Students in Mrs. Reynold's class recently completed Rooster paintings for the Chinese New Year in the style of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. (see below)
The children had fun learning about Pablo Picasso, drawing their roosters, as well as using bold colors to complete their paintings. Hope you enjoy these paintings as much as I do! ~Mr. G.
Mr. Jay Granucci