February Art Update 2018

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

-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 continue their journey through China learning about Asian influenced art styles and techniques.  Students are taking a class trip to the St. Louis Art Museum Thursday, February 8th. We will celebrate Chinese New Year with our annual Dragon Parade later this month.

-Second/Third grade completed 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.

-Focusing on the art movement known as Pop-Art, Fourth Graders are finishing up their wonderful Warhol, Thiebaud and Lichtenstein inspired posters.

-Working three-dimensional, Middle-school Fifth grade students will create unique “Ugly-Dolls”.  Using their original design, students will sketch their pattern, cut-out fabric, stitch their dolls together and finish by applying embellishments.

-Sixth grade is in the process of finalizing their PowerPoint presentations for their artist of choice project.  This month long unit will involve research, written documentation, oral presentation and a unique reproduction of art from their selected artist.

Plans are in the works for our first ever annual Art Show Night. Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm. It is a huge undertaking and any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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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