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Specials Spotlight: Art

It’s been a Fall full of fun in the Art Room, where Mrs. Duffy has used her art curriculum to weave in hands-on lessons about diverse cultures, engineering, gardening and history. Each grade is exploring a variety of concepts tailored to their skill level, while adding lots of seasonal flavor. Here’s a run-down of what the students are working on and where they’ve been, from the garden to the gallery:

Kindergarteners are learning about sculpture. Students created 3-D ghosts using armatures and cheesecloth.  This quarter we explored color theory, mixed colors, painted a color wheel, and worked in watercolors.

Kindergartners working hard on their ghosts
Kindergartners working hard on their ghosts

First Graders have been learning about the art element line as they have been sketching pumpkins.  First grade also made Día de los Muertos collages.

1st graders making Dia de los Muertos collages
1st graders making Dia de los Muertos collages

Second and Third Graders have finished their Stock Show entries and have been learning about Día de los Muertos in Library and have been making ceramic sugar skulls. They also enjoyed sketching pumpkins and shadows in our own pumpkin patch in the Bromwell Garden. They have been learning about perspective and shading.

Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos

Fourth Graders have finished their Western Art Landscapes and visited the American Western Art Museum, the Anshutz Collection last week. They have also been making Día de los Muertos inspired collages and sugar skulls in clay.

Fifth graders have been making Día de los Muertos plaster masks complete with crepe paper marigolds.

Dia de los Muertos plaster masks by the 5th Graders
Dia de los Muertos plaster masks by the 5th Graders

Do you want to be part of the fun? Join Mrs. Duffy during your child’s art class, or any time! Sign up here.