Classroom News

Weeks 1-2

In art, students started off the year making a portfolio for paperwork which gave us the opportunity to consider the purposes of art: functional, narrative, persuasive, exploratory, ceremonial, and expressive. Students completed a beginning of the year self portrait, pondered goals, and brainstormed how to care for each other in art.

Students are learning studio skills appropriate for their level. While there is room for voice and choice in all art activities, students in K and 1 participated in more guided experiences to strengthen basic skills develop an attitude of trying new things, and acclimate to routines. Grades 2-5 focused on making choices appropriate for their intent, getting feedback, and refining products.

Students are in the process of painting rocks for display at our school and are moving on to a project emphasizing the use of "line. "Line is one of the 7 elements of art. We will be talking more about the other elements (shape, color, value, form, texture, and space) throughout the year.