Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Changing Formats

I am switching formats because Blogger no longer has an updated app for phones and ipads and that is what kids and I have been using for photos so I am going to switch to using Instagram to add photos of what is happening in the art rooms.  I will try to get more photos up in Instagram soon and a photo area here too.  But in the meantime follow this link to find the new Instagram account.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kinder Chalk Pumpkin

Somehow I got behind on Post and missed this week of Kindergarten Pumpkins.  We used our Chalk Pastels to create some awesome and spooky pumpkins right before Halloween.

Don't let Pigeon Drive the Bus Kindergarten

Kindergarten and Young Kindergarten at Central and South read the book Don't Let the Pigeon dive the Bus by Mo Williams and we drew our Pigeons and then used primary colors of liquid ink to do our color.  I love how these turned out. 


3rd, 4th and 5th Grade have been working on Clay, I pulled clay from the kilns yesterday and I am so excited to see kids glaze these cool projects later this week.

Artist of the month Central

Our Central Artist of the Month is up at Herb and Fire Pizza in Grandville.  Go check out
Micah's beautiful Frank Stella inspired Color Theory Painting.

Artist of the month West

Our West artist of the Month, is Janea.  She made a beautiful landscape head to Orange Leaf to check it out. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

South Elementary Artist of the Month

Congratulations to our first South Elementary artist of the month.  Great work Nevaeh!  Her work will be on display for the rest of October at Steenstra's Royal Dutch Bakery in Grandville.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

4th Grade Foil Scluptures

 4th Graders have been creating foil people, they then had to create a backdrop for their people.  I hope these make it home in one piece because they turned out very cool but are very fragile. 

PreK and Kindergarten Monsters

 These adorable monsters were made by the Kinders.  We read the story of the Gruffalo and talked about how monsters can be scarry or friendly and painted our monsters,  Then the really hard part was cutting out these crazy shapes and gluing them down.  

2nd Grade Sun Moon

 2nd Grade learned about warm and cool colors when we did our Name project, on this project we focused on our Complementary color Sets.  We started with oil pastel to draw our sun/moon faces and add patterns and then finished with tempera cakes. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Third grade foil

 These beautiful foil animals were created by 3rd graders they choose an animal to draw and colored them in the style of  Mexican Oaxacan Animal carvings.  

Indoor recess at Central

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

First grade early finishers

First graders who are done early got to do some fancy cutting and folding today to make some really cool Maple leaves

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

K and YK "NOT a BOX"

Today in Kindergarten and Young Kindergarten we read the book "Not a Box" about a very creative bunny who transforms his box into lots of cool things.   Then we drew our own page for the book with the bunny turning the box into our own idea of fun.  Once we were done drawing I set up the tables for Choice and kiddos got to pick to use oil crayon, marker or paint to finish their work.  

6th Grade Portraits

 6th grade learned facial proportion grids to start the year, then they drew 2 portraits one real and 1 cartoon.  One of their two projects was taken to full color with their choice of media. 

PreK and Kinder Hot air Balloons

 PreK and Kindergarten have spent the last few weeks exploring media and color.  We used our tempera paint to create rainbows a few weeks ago.  Then we used water and chalk to make our skies and finally we put all our parts together cutting and gluing to create these awesome hot air balloons.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

1st Grade Matisse Fish

1st graders have been studying Henri Matisse and the Fauvism movement, focusing on Black outlines, Bold colors and Lots of Patterns.   We are still working on these really cool fish but here are some of the early finishers. 

5th Grade Art History Animals

5th Grades have been working on creating animals.  The divided their animal into sections and in each section, they used a different media and showed a different time period in art history. 

3rd Grade Layered Landscapes

 3rd Graders worked on creating landscapes with layers of depth.  They used watercolor and then added details with marker and oil pastel.