Art Class Update February 2017

-Juniors express their LOVE in art during the month of February.  Students learn to draw heart shapes and will create a class quilt repeating the heart pattern.

-During the next month, the Seniors will be introduced to the Abstract art styles of  Joan Miro' and Wassily Kandinsky. Students will identify various shapes, color, pattern and line.  

-First Graders continue their journey through China learning about Asian influenced art styles and techniques.  Plans are in the works to take a class trip to the St. Louis Art Museum this month. 

-Second grade will complete their African masks and move into their unit on winter landscapes.  Students will observe the variety of trees outside the large art room windows.  They will learn vocabulary associated with landscapes and apply various chalk and oil pastel techniques.

-Third Graders will complete their Native American Dream catchers and will begin a unit focusing on three-dimensional art. Manipulating clay, the Third Grade will sculpt Oaxaca style animals inspired from traditional woodcarvings from Mexico.

-Fourth Grade will be working independently on a project they plan that relates directly to their Social Studies curriculum.  

-Fifth graders are in the planning and sketching stage of their Kachina unit. Once they have decided on the type of Kachina and lesson it will teach, they will use creative writing skills to create a story unique to their Kachina.  Working three dimensionally, Fifth Graders will sculpt clay to bring their visions to life. Once complete, they look forward to presenting their stories and Kachinas to the students and faculty at Rohan Woods.

Plans are in the works for our annual Fine Arts Day. It is a huge undertaking and any help would be greatly appreciated. If you have any suggestions or connections with local artists, who would be interested in participating, please don’t hesitate to email me at 

As always thank you for your continued support of the art program. Be sure to check out our online art gallery.

“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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