With a new school year comes a new ceramic project. Jasper Johns will be this year’s ceramic project, taking almost 1000 pounds of clay to roll for our students.
3rd & 4th graders painted Edward Hopper’s iconic painting of Lighthouse Hill (1927)
1st & 2nd graders painted Edward Hopper’s well known painting of Ryder’s House (1933).
Students observed his simplied scenes and use of light & shadow. By focusing on a simpler image, students became aware of how light and shadow induced a mood of wonder and reflection.
7th & 8th grade Studio Art Elective ceramic projects are on display in the Library Gallery.
Mark Fox is an American artist who pushes the boundaries of paper. He says, “The canvas and panel seem so immutable and fixed, and paper is easier to manipulate”. He uses paper as sculpture that include ink drawings, cut and arranged into intricate webs of text and image based works.
Fox begins his work by asking the question- “How is a person manipulated by social or religious forces?” Students observed the overwhelming feeling of images and layers in his work. I asked my students to draw and write social and spiritual components of their lives. These separate cut words and images were then assembled into a layered composition. Studio Art Elective students worked on one main theme in the same manner and style of Mark Fox.
Studio Art Elective’s printmaking artwork, based on work by Andy Warhol, is now on display in the library gallery.
Before sending home the colorfully glazed Ceramic Churches, I looked through them one last time to soak in how phenomenal each piece is. I am awe of our students! With little hands and big amounts of effort and patience, they mastered folk art.
An inspiring day with parent and grandparent art volunteers as they participate in the art masters demonstration of Diego Rivera.
Grades 2-6 glaze their churches in traditional bright colors with folk art details.