Art class update March 2017

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 . 

-Juniors are completing a work of art inspired by the artist Pablo Picasso. 

-Seniors will be introduced to the art of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. They will view works-of-art by Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas and Van Gogh. With careful observation they will explore and discuss what they like about the Impressionistic style.  

-First Graders were introduced to the Self-taught artist, Henri Rousseau.  The students will create their interpretation of  Rousseau's Jungle Scene. 

-Second grade are working on their 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.

-Manipulating clay, the Third Grade will sculpt Oaxaca style animals inspired from traditional woodcarvings from Mexico.

-Fourth Grade are working independently on a project they plan relating directly to their Legend from the Social Studies curriculum.  

-.Working three dimensionally, Middle-school students will sculpt clay to bring their Kachinas to life. Once complete, they look forward to presenting their stories and Kachinas to the students and faculty at Rohan Woods.

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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