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.

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.

 

Dancing on Canvas

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.

 

Studio C100 Stop Motion Film Festival

IMG_1538The 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.

 

 

Inspired by Azza Fahmy

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.

 

Thinking Outside The Crayon Box 2015

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.

Color Families & Kandinsky

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.

Experimenting With Watercolor Techniques

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.

Color Families

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.