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Mrs. Johnsen- Art

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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 October 16

Grades 1 & 2:  We'll be finishing up our caterpillars this week along with a seasonal activity.  We'll be thinking about the ways our faces show expression and use this idea to create a family of Jack-0-Lanterns that will be the subject of our Halloween themed picture.

Grades 3 & 4:  In celebration of the upcoming fall holiday students will learn about the importance of positive and negative space when drawing and composing.  Using this concept students will create a Positive/Negative Jack-O-Lantern.  We'll be finishing these up this week and create a Halloween themed drawing

Grades 5 & 6:  Students will learn about the artist Gustav Klimt.  He is famous for his highly patterned portraits.  Students will be creating self-portraits with patterned background inspired by Klimt's designs.  This week students will learn the proportions of the figure and translate this skill into the creation of a self-portrait.  We'll continue our portraits this week

Grades 7 & 8:  We'll learn about Henri Matisse this week and begin by viewing "Dropping in on Matisse".  This will prepare us for our project that will incorporate Matisse-like shapes.  We'll create delicate globes that will be part of a collaborative installation.  This week we'll begin creating our globes using our previously prepared shapes.  We'll be finishing up our globes this week.

The cafeteria mural in progress, created by advanced high school art students.

This year's table artists!

Wassily Kandinsky

  Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

  Frank Stella

Officer Stepanian joins us for our rock painting project!