Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sixth Grade learned about Ancient Egypt in both Social Studies and Art! In art class, we looked at Egyptian jewelry and hieroglyphics. In this ancient writing characters surrounded by a oval ending in a bar on the bottom is called a cartouche. This denotes a name. We carved out our names and turned these cartouches into Egyptian jewelry.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Watch out for a tutorial on how to make one yourself soon! It will be on my other site but I will post a link here, once finished.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Third Grade learned about artist, Charles Burchfield. He lived and worked in our very own Buffalo, NY. After looking at his work, we also talked about his day job: a wallpaper designer! His designs were inspired by nature just like his work. Third grade then stamped their own patterns and designs to create a nature inspired “wallpaper sample”. I was at the Burchfield Penney Art gallery by Buffalo State a few days ago and saw some wallpaper design rolls in his studio recreation! Where's a camera when you need one?
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4th grade made these wonderful weavings for the art show! We explored the weavings of Guatemala and Mexico through a book, Abeula's weave. We talked about color symbolism an how different areas, have different colors and symbols woven into their clothing. Students then brainstormed and choose colors important to them to use in their weavings. After planning out their patterns and colors, students got to work creating these gorgeous tapestries.
Monday, February 13, 2012
A few weeks ago was my first ever art show at St. Leo's! I dug around for wall space and ended up posting most of the art in a little entry way, creating our very own "art gallery". This week I will start posting the artwork bit by bit. So get ready to see some talented artists' work! I'm so proud of my students!