April Art

Plans are in the works for our first annual Fine Art Show Night at RWS. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-8:00pm.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire school community to come together and celebrate the Fine Arts and see what the students have been creating this year.
Please don’t hesitate to email me at  jburkert@rohanwoods.org if you would like to help set-up.

-Juniors are completing a work of “Swirl Art” incorporating Line, Shape, Color and watercolor.  They will begin working on a unit about kites. Once finished, they can take their kites outside to fly.

-Seniors have completed studying about art of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. They viewed works-of-art by Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas and Van Gogh. With careful observations they explored and discussed what they like about the Impressionistic style. Students will begin working three-dimensionaly with clay to create spring flowers.

-First Graders were introduced to the Self-taught artist, Henri Rousseau.  The students will create their interpretation of  Rousseau’s Jungle Scene and finish by applying a watercolor wash. 

-Second/Third Graders are studying about the “Fantasy Style” art of Marc Chagall.  Students will be reflecting on childhood memories and favorite things to create their dream-like imagery.

-Fourth Graders are working on their pottery unit and will be taking turns on the wheel to successfully center their clay and create a cylinder shape. Students will also work independently on a project they plan related directly to their ceramics unit. 

-Fifth Graders are continuing their Fiber Arts study and learning all about weaving.  Students will learn appropriate vocabulary, styles and various weaving techniques to incorporate into their looms.

-Sixth Grade completed their beautiful ceiling tiles and have moved on to a unit about the Aborigines of Australia. Students will paint indigenous animals from Australia in the traditional X-ray or Papunya style.

As always thank you for your continued support of the art program. Be sure to check out our online art gallery. http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=146201

“How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudice. I am visual art.”
~Kermit the Frog

Jennifer Burkert
Art Specialist

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