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Mrs. Johnsen- Art

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 23

Grades 1 & 2: We'll finish up the month with another Halloween themed piece.  Students will create Halloween scenes with construction paper crayons on black paper.  The effects are striking!

Grades 3 & 4: Owls will be the subject of this week's project.  Using simple materials like paper bags and colored paper, students will create owl sculptures that will hang and fly around the art room!

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 backgrounds 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 finish up our portraits this week.  Classes that are ahead will be creating whimsical and humorous gargoyle sculptures using simple materials.

Grades 7 & 8:  The Element of line will be our focus for the next few weeks.  Students will learn how lines can describe form as well as create movement and mood.  We'll begin with a line design sampler.

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!