Today is International Dot Day! Check out this video that we made!
I am SO excited to share these third grade animations with you!
As you browse, you'll notice that there are many that seem unfinished...and that is because they are unfinished. Our talented third graders got WAY more into the planning and prepping stages than I anticipated. With field trips, holidays and other school activities, we unfortunately ran out of time for everyone to finish (now I know for next year!). But whether or not they are 100% finished, these animations are super creative (and hilarious!). Take a look!
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The fifth graders wrote and illustrated a book! As part of their social studies unit they studied the Civil Rights events around the 1968 Olympics. Why tell you, when I can just show you?! Take a look here at a sneak preview: Ms. Ducanis' Class and Ms. Neff's Class (just click on the names to see the pdf).
Greetings! Here are a few spring updates!
Third graders worked on creating their own mathematical tessellations after studying the mind blowing tessellations of M.C. Escher. Students learned about the angles that the shapes make, and how the patterns can go on infinitely! Here is an example of an M.C. Escher tessellation, and some of the students' work:
p.s. The third graders are currently working on a REALLY exciting animation project! Check back for more!
4th and 5th graders have been studying printmaking in its various forms. They have created some very colorful prints using the multi-step processes we've learned. (Did you learn about it at S.T.E.A.M. night?)
We had a clay month, and I sure did enjoy firing up our brand new kiln! I had loads and loads of creative sculptures from almost all of our grades, including these delicious looking food sculptures by 4th graders!
And, last but not least, we celebrated our district wide Visions Art Show last week. It is always difficult to choose artwork to showcase in any art show (I just wish I could show them all!) So, congratulations to those selected and not selected. We've all worked hard this year!
p.s. I've been working on another embroidery drawing of my home studio. What do you think?
After reading "Big Al" during the Great Kindness challenge, the Kinders have finished some colorful seascapes!
The third graders have been preparing for our (now rescheduled!) trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art. In preparation, we have looked at the artwork of local artists who impact our very own community and were inspired to create these beautiful painted-paper collages:
I was very excited to host the first ever Art Club and was excited by the messy process of screen printing our own t-shirts. A HUGE thank you to the Public School Foundation for funding our specialty supplies! Take a look!
What a creative bunch of students we have!
P.s. At home I've been teaching myself some embroidery techniques after drawing at the North Carolina Botanical gardens!
Happy March folks!
We've shaken off the sleepy days of winter break and have re-entered the art room full of creativity! Here are a couple of peeks into some of our projects:
2nd graders have been studying Chinese porcelain and we've painted still lifes using our masterful mixing magic!
The talented fifth graders studied some examples of historical self portraits and are working on creating self portraits in the 'minecraft style' of modern day. I must say, they are doing an awesome job!
And last but not least, I'm getting excited for our after school art club that starts this week! Woot! We're going to be learning screen printing for our first project!
Here are a few images from some of the things our artists have been working on. Oh, and we got new stools! Thanks to those of you that contributed to my Donors Choose Grant.
2nd graders created their own castles after we studied some Irish castles:
1st Graders recently completed some fantastic self portraits! We studied the portraits of Kehinde Wiley. We used photographs and created beautiful patterns to replicate his style, as shown in this piece:
2nd graders have also been working on creating birch tree paintings using masking tape and unconventional painting tools!
And last, but certainly not least, our crazy talented fifth graders have been working on illustrating a book that they are WRITING (yes, they are writing it!) about the 1968 Olympics. Ask them about the story!
I hope to see you at our International Festival tomorrow evening from 5:00-7:30!
Ms. Creamer tweeted a preview:
There is a preview of artwork from each grade level. Every artist will be bringing their piece home soon!
A BIG thank you to Attorney Heidi Chapman and Joni Hunt for their recent donation of supplies to the art room . It was like Christmas in the art room!
They gave us this awesome easel as well as a load of paper, books, posters and art materials. We are so very grateful for the support of our community. Thank you Ms. Chapman and Ms. Hunt!
We are getting very excited for our upcoming International Festival. If you haven't already checked your email for the flyer, here is a copy. Get excited!
And lastly, I've written a Donors Choose grant for new stools in the art room. You can find the Ephesus Art page here. Please consider sharing with friends. Lets get funded!
It has been a whirlwind of a month here in the art room! Since starting two weeks into the year, we've jumped right in to preparing artwork for the upcoming International Festival (November 18!). Here is a brief overview of what we've been working on:
In 5th grade we've been studying Mexican Oaxacan Alebrijes sculptures. We've been creating our own sculptures out of paper and plaster:
We've looked at some pretty crazy ones from Mexico, like this one!
The 4th graders have been looking at the beautiful painted houses of the Ndebele people in South Africa. We've been inspired by the bright geometric patterns and have painted our own designs.
The creative 3rd graders have been looking at the Vietnamese art of Hòn Non Bộ, which is the art of making miniature landscapes that represent the actual landscape of Vietnam, such as this one:
. We have been making ours using paintings and pop-out materials for a shadow box effect.
In 2nd grade, we have just completed our "Book About Art", with all of the elements of art. We looked at examples of all of the elements: Color, Shape, Texture, Line, Value and Space.
We are now starting our study of Irish illuminated letters, like this one!
In 1st grade, we have just completed our "Book About Art", with all of the elements of art. We looked at examples of all of the elements: Color, Shape, Texture, Line, Value and Space. We are getting ready to study the art of the Kuna people in Colombia and make colorful Molas, like this one!
And, finally, in Kindergarten we have started studying Japanese scroll paintings and have started making our very own cherry blossom or bamboo scroll paintings. This week we will start to add color to the paintings!