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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.  Engagement in a thriving arts program helps promote this approach to learning.

Week of April 8

Grades 1 & 2: We'll continue our "King/Queen for a Day" crowns this week and then move on the Spring/Easter projects.  We'll be thinking about pattern making as we decorate some Spring eggs and have fun with some Hopping Bunnies.Next up we'll learn about the artist Claude Monet and use his beautiful paintings as inspiration for our own Water Lily compositions.

Grades 3 & 4:   We'll be learning about the Aboriginal tribes of Australia and the wonderful art they made and continue to make.  We'll use stencils, sponges and Cutips to create pieces that reference these works. We'll use our hand as a signifier saying "We were there", much like the indigenous folk left their mark on cave walls.

Grades 5 & 6:  We'll begin the final project of our medieval unit this week.  Students have learned about the significance of the Coat of Arms.  They will be asked to create an original coat of arms design that reflects them as individuals.

Grades 7 & 8: 7th and 8th graders are learning about the use of positive/negative space and symmetry in art. Students will create black and white nature designs using these concepts.  The resulting pieces are bold and graphic.

2nd Grade Mural Painters

Traveling Exhibition - Edgar Degas

Presentation by Zach Johnsen, designer and illustrator 

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