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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.

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

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

We'll begin this year with our annual collaborative effort.  Every art student in grades 1 through 12 will warm up by creating a "Beautiful Butterfly design.  These will come together in a wonderful display in our main lobby.

Week of October 15th

Grades 1 & 2:  To celebrate the upcoming holiday students will be creating mixed media pieces featuring "Bat Silhouettes".  We'll use Play Color paint in a stick to create vibrant sunsets and then add cut paper bats, creating a moody, spooky piece.We'll continue working on these this week.

Grades 3 & 4: We'll learn about the artist Keith Haring who is famous for his simple and colorful figures.  Students will receive poseable figure pieces that they will put together.  They will pose their figures in any pose they want and then use them to trace on colored paper creating a Haring-style piece.  When it is complete they can decorate their poseable figure making it look like themselves or a favorite character. Classes that have finished will move on to a "Bat Mask" project.

Grades 5 & 6: Edgar Degas is one of this year's table artists.  We will learn about him and use his work as inspiration for our "Pumpkin Patch Pictures".  We'll concentrate on composition, use of pastels, and the creation of light in our pictures. We'll continue these paintings this week.

Grades 7 & 8: Students will be challenged this week in creating self-portraits.  We learned that most established artists create a self-portrait at some point in their career.  Students will learn proper facial proportions, depiction of facial features and coloring techniques.We'll continue working on these this week.

Our New Table Artists

   Andy Warhol                  
 Georgia O'Keeffe                    
Edgar Degas

3rd Graders working hard on their sculptures.

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