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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.

Happiest of Holidays!!!
Week of December 17th.

Grades 1 & 2: We'll be making 3D Holiday Tree sculptures this week. These will be decorated with a variety of materials.

Grades 3 & 4: Mrs. Moren's 3rd grade will be painting their pinch pots this week.  Other classes will be using a crayon resist technique to create a whimsical cardinal.

Grades 5 & 6:We'll begin our paper mache' hot air ballons this week.  Students get ready for some messy fun!  These will take several weeks to complete.  First steps will be to learn how to paper mache' balloons to create the shape needed for our sculptures.  We'll give our balloons a second coat this week. We'll put our finishing touches on our balloons this week!

Grades 7 & 8: We'll begin a Graphic Design unit this week inspired by last week's presentation.  Students will be tasked with creating an original logo for an existing company or one that they have created.  We'll begin generating ideas and create 3 thumbnail sketches to be critiqued by their client (Mrs. Johnsen! :) )  Students should be ready to begin their final copy this week. Classes that have completed logos will begin a Zentangle project this week.  We'll begin by using watercolors to make an interesting swirling ground for our zentangled patterns.

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