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Mrs. Johnsen- Art

                                               Art Class at CES

  Pablo Picasso said “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it”, this philosophy is shared and encouraged throughout the National Education and the Arts statement as they also believe that schools need to promote students into taking calculated risks and imaginative leaps as to learn how to adapt and change.  Engagement in a thriving arts program helps promote this approach to learning.

Looking forward to another year filled with creativity and imagination!!

Expectations in the art room include the tenants of our Starr Initiative:
Safety      Tolerance    Acceptance    Respect      and Responsibility.

Week of February 18

It's going to be a busy week.  I'll be missing some classes due to the holiday and Winter Carnival, but I'll be offering some activities on Friday during our Carnival event.

Grades 1 & 2: We'll read the story "Papa Please Get the Moon for Me" this week and use it for inspiration for our new project.  This will be a multi-media art piece.  We'll use paint sticks, Popsicle sticks and cut paper to create this unique piece.

Grades 3 & 4:  Classes that are ahead will begin making a snow scene out of cut paper with an emphasis on "light".  This will continue our studies of how light affects objects and their surroundings.

Grades 5 & 6: We'll be exploring medieval times in art with 5th and 6th graders this week.  Pen and Ink Castle drawings will kick off a long unit on this time period.  Students will begin by practicing pen and ink techniques such as stippling, hatching and crosshatching and then use those to draw their castle. We'll be continuing our work on this, this week

Grades 7 & 8:  Students will be learning about the medium of printmaking.  We'll be using foam to create abstract compositions.  We will be discussing what constitutes an abstraction.  They will have the opportunity to do black and white and color prints.  We'll continue our work on this, this week.  Classes who have completed their prints will be introduced to the artist Wayne Thiebaud, who used color and light in striking ways.  One of his favorite subjects were desserts.  We'll use oil crayons to learn color schemes and light depiction on a group of cupcake drawings.

Our New Table Artists

   Andy Warhol                  

Graphic Design Presentation by Zach Johnsen, designer and illustrator 

Keith Haring Inspired Life-Size Figures of our 2nd Grade Artists