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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.

Looking forward to another year filled with creativity and imagination!!

Expectations in the art room include the tenants of our Starr Initiative:
Safety      Tolerance    Acceptance    Respect      and Responsibility.

Week of December 10th 

Grades 1 & 2: Our challenge this week is to create a self-portrait.  We looked at some famous self-portraits before we began and then discusses some proper facial and body proportions.  Students will continue working on these this week and then complete them with a decorative frame that they create. We've finished our portraits so this week's task is to create a decorative frame to finish them off.

Grades 3 & 4: Mrs. Moren's 3rd grade will be making clay pot to support the Native American Unit that they are engaged in in their classroom.  They've heard about Maria, the master Native American Potter and will model their pots after the ones she is famous for.  The rest of our students will get in the holiday spirit with the creation of 3-dimensional Christmas trees.

Grades 5 & 6:We'll begin our paper mache' hot air ballons this week.  Students get ready for some messy fun!  These will take several weeks to complete.  First steps will be to learn how to paper mache' balloons to create the shape needed for our sculptures.  We'll give our balloons a second coat this week. Our balloons are ready for painting this week!

Grades 7 & 8: We'll begin a Graphic Design unit this week inspired by last week's presentation.  Students will be tasked with create an original logo for an existing complany or one that they have created.  We'll begin generating ideas and create 3 thumbnail sketches to be critiqued by their client (Mrs. Johnsen! :) )  Students should be ready to begin their final copy this week.

Our New Table Artists

   Andy Warhol                  

Graphic Design Presentation by Zach Johnsen, designer and illustrator 

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