"O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands." -Isaiah 64:7

Archive for the ‘1st Grade’ Category

Our Crazy Kindness Tree is done!

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Here’s the whole thing! I just love how silly and wild it is.

We’ve finished tacking up all our silly creatures & features around our kindness tree. Love the freedom and imagination!

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A few of the “insects”

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Gotta have a couple Disney characters in there…

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Sasquatch hanging out by the campfire

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There’s even a cloud hanging from the ceiling!

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The boy who made this dangling spider was so excited and proud of himself 😀 ❤

Dale Chihuly Collaborative Sculpture

Hot, molten glass, bright colors, unusual forms and monumental scale impressed art students in September! We learned about the master glass blower Dale Chihuly and his work. Inspired, we worked as a community, just as Dale does, to create two large “chandeliers” for the art room this year! Each student made a spiral or “macchia” (one of Chihuly’s forms that somewhat resembles a fluorescent taco salad shell) and used heat or simple cutting to turn their 2D shapes into 3D forms. The 8th graders assembled and hung (well, really the hanginig part was done by Mrs. Conway up on top of a table with a hammer…) the pieces in two of the art room skylights. We love coming into the art room every day greeted by beautiful colors dancing through the light!

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First Grade School Portraits

First graders learned about Scottish tartan, or as we know it, plaid! We looked closely at the girls’ uniforms and discovered the elements and principles of art at work, with lines forming patterns. We used what we found to make our own tartans and, since this pattern is traditional for Catholic school uniforms, we were inspired to paint ourselves at school with our favorite subjects!

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