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Fifth Grade Art Club will be starting the end of September, there will be two sessions of Art Club. Fifth grade will begin the year by making images of their heroes which will be on display. In class they will begin working on radial symmetry and on learning techniques of watercolor and fall leaves. Fourth Graders will begin the year by creating a collage using a famous piece of artwork and their own portraits. Throughout the year they will learn how to use compasses and, rulers to create individual stained glass windows. As a class team, they will also be creating a large stained glass window which will be on display in the hallways of JCE. Our book reference has been David MacAulay’s Caldecott winning book called Cathedral. We will also look at images of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. Third Grade will start the year by creating a quilt pattern inspired by actual patterns used by the Underground Railroad. We will also be learning about current artists like Faith Ringgold and their use of quilts for symbolism and meaning as visual art. We will be learning about the disappearing rainforests and about the animals that inhabit the rainforest, using Jan Brett’s book The Umbrella. Second grade will be inspired by Vincent van Gogh to create their own Sun Flower painting. There are several great books including The Yellow House by Martin Gayford that will guide us. We will be working on a project that is all about cats and patterning. First Grade will create patterned snakes using Keith Baker’s book Hide and Snake as an inspiration. Later in the year they will work on a watercolor based on the book of Jan Brett’s called Daisy Comes Home. Kindergarten will start by hearing the story by Eric Carle called Mister Seahorse and will then create their own seahorse. Their next project will be creating a scarecrow while learning about Mark Kimball’s Scarecrow Pete.

Fifth Grade My Hero and Me Fun Project!

Please use the following materials to make your very own inspired collage. (These will be hung out in the hallway by class.)

  • A standard 8-1/2 piece of paper for the background
  • 2. a picture of your hero and of your face fitting into the faces on the coloring page you picked. Also pictures from magazines of things you like that will fill in the shapes of the figures.
  • 3. Words that say why this person is your hero. Maybe expressions your hero uses.
  • 4. Using fabric, or cardboard, or magazines to create parts of the famous art work.
  • 5. Glue
  • 6. Make it colorful, maybe include a bright pattern for the border, but make sure you are having fun

These will be due the next time we meet for art.
Remember, you want to keep the basic shapes of the Famous Art work, but incorporate your picture and things about you and your hero. You might start by getting a copy of your face that is the same size as the head in the Famous Art Work you choose. PS Remember we looked at several really good examples in class! PSS What is a collage? A form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing. A composition made in this way.


Fourth Grade “Famous Art Work and Me” Fun Project!
Please use the following materials to make your very own inspired collage: (These will all be hung out in the hallway by class.)

  • A picture of your face and pictures from magazines of things you like that will fill in the shapes
  • 2. Using fabric, or cardboard, or magazines to create parts of the famous art work
  • 3. Glue
  • 4. Fine tipped markers
  • 5. Regular markers
  • 6. Make sure you are having fun

These will be due the next time we meet for art. Remember, you want to keep the basic shapes of the Famous Art work, but incorporate your picture and things about you and your family. You might start by getting a copy of your face that is the same size as the head in the Famous Art Work you chose. PS Remember, we looked at several really good examples in class! PSS What is a collage? col·lageNoun/kläZH/ 1. A form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing. 2. A composition made in this way


Third Grade Quilt Pattern Fun Project!

Please use the following materials to make your very own inspired quilt pattern: (These will all be hung out in the hallway by class.)

  • Fine tipped markers
  • 2. Regular markers
  • 3. Create a color pattern by starting in the center of your quilt grid.
  • 4. Use the grid paper to make your own exciting quilt!

These will be due the next time we meet for art. Remember, we are learning all about the symbols of quilts and how they were used for the Underground Railroad. Perhaps you would like to look at the website listed below that we saw and discussed in class http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash_home.cfm


We could always use volunteers in the art room. (or at home)

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Here is an example of the fifth grade project.

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Here is an example of the third grade project.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at:
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Helpful Links for Parents and Students 
National Gallery of Kids Art Site

 Aleene’s Tacky Glue
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I will always accept donations of Aleene’s Tacky Glue!
(maybe a bottle a bit bigger than this)