Fifth Grade Light Paintings

Fifth grade artists experimetned with photography for this project! They learned what would happen when they changed the shutter speed. We used a slower shutter speed to capture movement and light and created light paintings! Each artist designed their own photo that would show a trait of theirs and then assigned members of their group …


Fifth Grade Animal Eyes

While waiting for their group’s turn to use the camera to take their light painting photos, each fifth grade artist was able to create a series of realistic animal eye drawings using oil pastel. They practiced matching colors to their animal eye photo and had to blend or mix colors with the oil pastels.

Fifth Memory Collagraph Prints

Fifth grade artists created a composition of collagraph prints that show a memory they have! After brainstorming and sketching, they collaged different textured materials together to create their printing plate. Then they used brayers and ink to cover their printing plates and print several copies. They arranged their favorite three prints and added some descriptive …


Welcome Back Mural

Welcome back to another wonderful year at Geer Park! Every artist in the school started this year by making 1/4 of a circle shape and filled it with designs and their initials. Then they worked together as a table to create a circle with each of their shapes. All of our individual pieces look nice …


Fifth Grade Tapestry Weaving

Fifth grade artists have been learning new weaving techniques! They each created their own small tapestry after sketching their idea first. They used techniques such as adding beads, Soumak stitch, fringe, and weaving shapes. Many artists took their weavings home before I could take a photo but here are a few below:    

Student Art Show

This year we have 11 artists in Dearborn’s City Wide Student Art Show! The opening night is Wednesday, April 24th starting at 4:00 and the show will be up until May 29th.  It is located in the Padzieski gallery in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Stop by and see all of the wonderful …