Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Grade 4 Plaster Cast Hands

Our fourth graders recently completed a 3D project where they had to work with a partner to apply plaster cast bandages over a chosen hand gesture. Some students decided to go with a simple, yet positive signal of a thumbs up! While others wanted to display a deeper meaning by researching different representations within sign language.

Once the plaster cast bandage was dry, hardened, and removed, students created a stunning background for their plaster cast hand to be mounted on using cardboard, gold, silver, and black sharpie marker. They also used carving tools to carve into the cardboard to expose the "flute" layer underneath. cool!

Monday, January 25, 2016

5th Graders are extremely excited about their "Learning from the Masters" paintings.

This is a long, 6 week study of a single famous painting of their choice. Student's will learn how to draw, shade, and then complete a painting using multiple layers of acrylic paint! Each 5th grader has chosen a different famous painting, so that means 70  different paintings hanging for our big Art Show night!

Awesome Job Grade 5!!

We have had an amazing year so far in the N.E.S. Art Studio!

We are currently working hard on our class projects, getting ready for our big annual Art Show/ Poetry Slam! This special night, happening at the beginning of March 2016, will showcase how incredibly talented and creative our Newmarket student's really are.