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Mrs. Johnsen- Art

Learning to draw and think creatively helps prepare students for the future!
The truth is that learning to paint, create a website, or design an energy-efficient home requires mastering skills which are often invisible to the naked eye, but are developed through a strong visual arts education.

We continue to work on our STARR initiative.  Please remind your students about the expected behaviors in the art room and throughout the school.  You may also hear your student say that we did some stretching and deep breathing.  This is all part of mindfulness techniques that we may use get us ready for our art making.

Our Finished Rock Installation - CES making the school, community and world a "BETTER PLACE"!.

The Week of November 20 & 27

Have a very Healthy and Joyous Thanksgiving! 

Grades 1 & 2: Students will learn our the artist Piet Mondrian and how he used hard edged abstraction to explore color.  Students will learn about their primary colors; red, yellow and blue and create an abstraction in the style of Mondrian.

Grades 3 & 4: Dinosaurs are the subject of our next project.  Students will create one or more dinosaur sculptures and place them in a background environment of their own making.  Students learn how to create a sculpture that will stand and look good from all angles.

Grades 5 & 6:  We'll continue our exploration of the self-portrait by using a variety of techniques and mediums.  Our next iteration will be a paper strip caricature followed by a 3 dimensional portrait done in plaster with mixed media details.

Grades 7 & 8:  The Element of line will be our focus for the next few weeks.  Students will learn how lines can describe form as well as create movement and mood.  We'll begin with a line design sampler.  This week will use our learned skills to create a still life that incorporates line to describe form.  Next, OP Art will come into play as we use line to fool the eye into seeing 3 dimensions.  Students will use the outline of their hand to create their OP Art piece using line and color.

The Mural is official finished.  Come visit our school to see the beautiful work in person!

This year's table artists!

Wassily Kandinsky

  Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

  Frank Stella

Officer Stepanian joins us for our rock painting project!