4th and 5th graders — You have your first assignment posted in my course on Schoology. It is a short activity and is due Thursday. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing it. I am learning how to use Schoology, too! 😉
Hello, art students, and welcome to another school year! It may look different this year, but our goal is the same: to make art and have fun!
Until everything is running smoothly with Schoology, I will be communicating through my blog. Once Schoology is set, however, that will be the place to go for your lessons.
One big thing I would like to remind you of is YES, YOU ARE GRADED IN ART. Participation in my class is not optional, but required. If at any time you have questions about assignments, it is your job to ask. I am here for you!
Our first remote learning assignment for elementary students was the found object color wheel. A found object is something that doesn’t normally have an artistic purpose and, most of the time, isn’t something that you need to buy. Students used things from around their homes to create their own color wheels.
4th graders are busy working on paper mache donuts. We created an armature, or the skeleton of a sculpture, using rolled up newspaper. Then layers of paper and paper mache paste were added to build up the donut. The last layer is construction paper. It’s not only easier than painting the donut, but it also adds another layer of strength and will contrast well with our glossy donut “frosting” later on.
Congratulations go out to 8th grader, Noora A., whose art was selected to represent Salina Intermediate in the board room at the administrative service center. Each school in the district has a frame that displays a student with their art work along with brief description of their art. Noora created an autobiographical map of her interests and personality. It is done with marker, colored pencil, and paint. The picture of Noora and her art will be up for one year.