Friday, September 8, 2017

South Elementary Young Kindergarten


The young Kindergarten kiddos at South this week started with Letter Molas, really focusing on how do we hold our paintbrushes and how do we use paint.  Their work turned out awesome.





Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Second grade chalk apples (West)

Kindergarten Gaston

Today in Kindergarten we read the story of Gaston, a cute little puppy who gets mixed up.  Then we drew great big comfy armchairs with our own favorite pets on them. 


1st read post impressionist West

1st Grade artist spends the year learning about time peroids in art and great artists.  Our first was Paul Cezanne and the Post Impressionist. We talked aout what is a still life and what made Post Impressionist paintings different from a realist painting.  Then we created our own still lifes with apples and some fruits we imagined. 




Friday, September 1, 2017

Artist of the Month September (Central)

This is our first Artist of the Month for Central Elementary.  We were so fortunate that Herb and Fire our awesome local pizza place is hosting our artist of the month for Central.  Our first work on display is by an amazing second grader, her beautiful chalk apple will be on display all month go check it out. 

Artist of the month September (WEST)


 Our Artist of the month proudly displaying his work.  I love his use of patterns.  Great work!  To see the art on display visit Orange Leaf in Grandville. 

2nd grade Chalk Apples Central




This week at Central, we drew a lot of apples.  The second grade really tried to focus on seeing the color variations and showing shaddows.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Central young kindergarten

 Young Kindergarten at Central and West this week read the book "I don't draw, I color!" by Adam Lehrhaupt.  We looked at how the little boy in the story used his color to show emotions and was a very detailed artist.  We then drew our own self-portraits.  We even had fun singing Head Shoulders Knees and Toes to help us remember all the body parts we wanted to show in our pictures. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kinder and Young Kinder Letter Molas (WEST)





 For our first day in Kindergarten and Young Kindergarten, we had a lot of fun playing with paint, learning how to hold our bushes and learning the expectations in the art room.  We also made these fun Mola designs using crayons and paint.  


1st Grade Patterns and Paint (West)





 First Graders began art today looking at patterns and how we can create a pattern using paint and crayon.  Really it was a chance for kiddos to relearn where things are in the art room and what the art room expectations are.  Hidden inside their works of art is their initial.  Overall for a short one day of play I think these turned out pretty cute.

2nd Grade Starter Portraits (WEST)


 This year in second grade we are going to be looking at how artist from different time periods created portraits.  To start us off on this 1st day of art students were given a chance to draw their initial self-portrait using paint and crayons.  I am hoping to keep all our portraits as we work and that way we can see how we grow and change as artists.  


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Are you ready for School

I am!  I have been working hard on Bulletin boards, I can not wait for school to start!




Artist of the Month

 Artist of the Month for August is Bryce with his awesome ice cream cone artwork from last school year.  Great work Bryce!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Artist of the Month June


Our artist of the month for June is Mia, her detail and texture in the shell of her turtle is AMAZING.  Great work Mia!  Her work will be on display for the month at Orange Leaf.