Kindergarteners took advantage of our crazy schedule during Terra Nova testing week and both classes got together to learn about and create art in nature! We looked at artist Andy Goldsworthy and discussed how to use what we find to create art. We also talked about how nothing is permanent, and if our creations disappear due to weather, animals, or people, IT’S OKAY! God put everything on this earth for only a certain amount of time, and we can cherish what we have while it’s here. While it’s okay to be sad when it’s gone, we can feel better knowing that it’s all part of God’s plan. Anyway, enough talk… look at the cool and creative products of our lesson!
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We’ve finished tacking up all our silly creatures & features around our kindness tree. Love the freedom and imagination!
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!
Kindergarteners learned about the artist Piet Mondrian. He loved the primary colors; red, yellow and blue! He also loved geometric shapes, especially squares and rectangles. We made paintings in his style. A fun, info-packed, one-day lesson!
In art class, Kindergarten learned about the art element of Line. They saw how artists use line in their artwork and how many different types of lines there are. Then we talked about how Jesus leads us on all kinds of lines and we must always follow the line He leads. The white yarn symbolizes this line, and the parallel lines are each of us, following Him in our own way.