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Mrs. Johnsen- Art

Art Class at CES

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 March 5th

Grades 1 & 2: We'll talk about sculpture this week and the difference between 2D art and sculptural pieces, then students will have the opportunity to use colored Model Magic to create a finger puppet.  They can sculpt anything from an animal to a human to an alien creature!

Grades 3 & 4: March will begin a unit on Native American arts and crafts.  We'll begin with a printmaking lesson that will allow us to create a variety of patterns suggestive of Native woven textiles.  Our finished product will be hand colored and be inspired by native woven blankets.

Grades 5 & 6:  Students will use their learned plastering techniques to create Mardi Gras masks in celebration of the upcoming holiday on February 13th.  We'll paint our masks using Jazz paints and then embellish them with feathers, glitter and other decorative elements. 

Grades 7 & 8: Students will work with Foil Repousse' this week.  Students will use their knowledge of pattern making (an element of art) to create designs on foil.  These will be mounted on black where the design will continue to flow.  The end result is a striking work of art.

The Mural is official finished.  Come visit our school to see the beautiful work in person!

This year's table artists!

Wassily Kandinsky

  Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

  Frank Stella