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.
It has been so fun to look back over a year filled with fun, creativity and learning. Take a look at what the young artists in Studio C100 will remember.
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.
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
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
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.
Once again my students were lucky enough to have artist Chelsea Fairclough join us in class during high school interim week. Chelsea was my student way back when she was in grade four and five. Hard to believe she is a high school senior already. Chelsea has been quadriplegic since grade four. That has not stopped her from being an artist. Her unique ‘wheelie art’ has her dancing across the canvas in her chair, inspired by her favourite songs. She shared her technique and inspiration with my grade three to five students. It was great fun and truly inspiring. Check out just a few highlights from the week in the video below.
The grade 5 students in Studio C100 recently participated in a stop motion film festival. Their mission was to create an original stop motion animated video at least 30 seconds long. The videos needed to have a soundtrack, credits and a title. Oh, one more thing it had to include at least one can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup, in honour of our Artist of the Month for December, Andy Warhol. Classes voted on which videos they believed were the best. The votes have been counted and the winners announced. Click on the links below to see the video that won.
Ms Guettler’s Class Tomato Can Face Off. by Tina & Chynna
Ms Curnett’s Class The Bully by Roxy & Natalie
Ms Sedro’s Class Soup Can Parkour by Ian & Henry
Ms Smith’s Class The Monster by Kenny
Ms Kim’s Class The Canicorn by Nicole
Ms Meredith’s Class Adventures of Soupy & Dad* by Martha & Sam
* Adventures of Soupy & Dad was the overall winner.
Another award was given for the best sets, costumes and special effects. It was given to Bjorn, William and Ewan for their film Strike of the Sith.
Azza Fahmy was our Artist of the Month for November, her jewellery designs where an inspiration to my students. Studio C100 was soon a little jewellery making factory. Grade 3 took washers and transformed them into beautiful pendents. Grade 4 used collage techniques and found objects to create broaches. Grade 5 took Azza Fahmy’s advice and looked for inspiration around the school. Using the photos that they took of different patterns, textures and designs around the campus they designed their own jewellery using Shrinky Dinks, beads, glass gems and wire. Take a look at just a sample of what has been created in the last couple of weeks.
Hard to believe the art show has come and gone already. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. I loved watching students share their work with parents, classmates and teachers. It was great fun back in the classroom as well, with parents and students working together to create some pretty amazing art.
Take a look at what Ms Rigg-Anderson’s and Ms Kitaoka’s classes have been up to. They learned about color families, then had to pick one and use those colors to create an acrylic painting using the kinds of shapes that Vassily Kandinsky used in some of his abstract works.
My grade five classes have been experimenting with watercolor techniques. We were inspired byKandinsky’s shapes to create the composition. Then each student used all 10 of the watercolor techniques we had learned about and practiced. Take a look at the work from Ms Smith’s and Ms Guettler’s classes.
Inspired by the abstract work of Kandinsky, my grade three classes embarked on their own acrylic abstract paintings. Using what they had learned from their sketchbook mission about color theory, and the shapes that Kandinsky used, they created their own masterpieces. Take a look at the paintings created by Ms Dripps and Ms Wilcox’s classes. To take a closer look at the paintings click on the Grade Three Artists Gallery.