People Who Make the World a Better Place

Artist Eric Waugh, unveiled a 2,500 square foot portrait of John Lennon in New York’s Central Park on International Peace Day. Inspired by this gigantic work of art, I asked my grade four students to paint a portrait of someone they believed has made the world a better place. It was interesting to see who made the list. I have to admit there were a few names that surprised me, and a few names I didn’t recognize. Check out just a few of the portraits in the video below.

Grade Three Prints

After exploring the lines and characters that Keith Haring frequently used, grade three students made prints inspired by the famous Pop Artist. Students created their draft on paper and then transferred their designs on to a Styrofoam printing plate.  After the initial print was made students picked one object on their print that the wanted to stand out by printing it with black ink.  Take a look at the prints Ms Wilcox and Ms Hooykaas’ classes created.  Below that video is the video explaining how we created the prints.

The Great Art Quest – Update

This week students from over 21 classes have participated in The Great Art Quest. Many have found all 6 of the works that have been hidden around the school. Lots of people were able to identify 5 of the works. There is one work that has been found but no one has correctly identified it.

Here is a tiny little detail from the work.

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Be sure to look for three more hidden works of art next week.

At the top of the score board are the following classes.

Grade 3  – Mr. Gray’s Class with 105 points

Grade 4 – Ms. Redlin’s Class with 191 points

Grade 5 – Ms Kim’s Class with 164 points.

Click the link below to see where your class stands in the rankings.

Great Art Quest Graph – Week 2

 

What Is Happening In StudioC100

Thank you to all of the parents who stopped by Studio C100 last night. It was so nice to meet the parents of so many of my amazing students. I have posted some of the instructional videos I shared last night on the Project Demo Page.

One of the things I am most excited about is The Great Art Quest. Students have been searching the school looking for the hidden artworks. With each picture there is a QR code that links to a Google Form that they need to fill out to win points for their class.

1 point for find the work.

2 points for identifying the artist

2 points for identifying the work.

The response has been amazing. It is so great hearing kids talking about art during their recess. Students are constantly running up and telling me that they have “found the Van Gogh” or “I scanned Mona Lisa.” I will post the points each before Monday morning each week.

 

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a great summer. The elementary art department has lots of great things in store for this year. We are looking forward to seeing all our students back in class next week.  Here is a list of the teachers whose classes will have art here in Studio C100.

Grade Three
Ms Burrows
Ms Hooykaas
Ms Wilcox
Mr. Gray
Mr. C Smith

Grade Four
Ms Brinton
Ms Van Gasse
Ms Baildon
Ms Redlin

Grade Five
Ms Wolsey
Mrs. Curnett
Ms Sedro
Ms Kim
Ms Guettler

ART & SOUL

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Please join us for this year’s celebration of elementary school art. You are welcome to visit the exhibition anytime during the week of May 16th-20th. Parents you are invited to join your child during their art class so you can visit the show together.

Here are the dates and times.

May 16th

9:20 am  Ms Sedro’s Class

10:10 am  Mrs. T. Smith’s Class

11:00 am Ms Hooykaas’s Class

12:35 pm Ms Wilcox’s Class

May 17th

9:20 am Ms Kim’s Class

10:10 am Ms Guettler’s Class

11:00 am Ms Rigg Anderson’s Class

12:35 pm Mr. C. Smith’s Class

1:25 pm Ms Baildon’s Class

2:15 pm Mr. Davidson’s Class

May 18th

9:20 am Ms Meredith’s Class

10:10 am Ms Curnett’s Class

11:00 am Ms Bailey’s Class

1:25 pm Ms Brinton’s Class

Hope to see you there.