The art room has been bustling with creativity! The work space has been improved by repurposing old doors into art tables. The doors came from the lower elementary renovation. The adjustable legs make the height just right for both elementary and middle school students. Upper elementary students have also been involved in repurposing old books into sketchbooks. The old books were given to us by Erin, our librarian, who also loves collaging. It has been fun collaborating with her on this project. Students enjoyed using mixed media to create very interesting covers.
Lower elementary students began the year creating their own interpretation of trees. They were given the choice of creating a realistic or an unrealistic tree. It is no surprise that the trees were mostly whimsical and unrealistic. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to create their trees. We talked about how all artists see the world differently and that there is not one way to create a tree. It was great to see the variety in their art work and they were pleased with their final pieces.
I enjoyed dressing up as Vincent Van Gogh and visiting some primary classes. Children enjoyed creating their own sunflower paintings. They also experimented with oil pastel and watercolor and learned how watercolor does not stick to oil pastel.
Casa art has been fun and students have enjoyed making wearable art from repurposed jewelry pieces, painting using textured art tools, drawing with soft pastels and printmaking. Each week offers different art choices for artists to explore.