What are we doing now
 
Welcome to the what are we doing now page. In this section you will find information about the different projects and artists that students are currently learning about
 

Kindergarten

Welcome to the Kindergarten Section. Full day kindergarten participates in art once a week. Students have just finished learning about the famous French artist Henri Rousseau. Students are now learning about making their toad houses out of clay.

Durring this time students are learning about the basics of working with clay including how to attach different peices together, how to shape and form the clay, and how to glaze.

Make sure to ask your child about their toad house.


First Grade

Welcome to the first grade section of what are we doing now. First grade participates in art once a week. First grade students have just finished reviewing the basics of art including color, line, and shapes.
It is important to help your child remember this critical information. Simple questions while they are coloring or working art will help them to retain this information.

Students have completed learning about the work of Henri Matisse and we are now moving on to the elements of art. Students are working with lines and shapes to create different drawings.

We are currently working on our city of shapes. In this project students are learning about how to use shapes to create more advanced objects. They are also learning about how to create different layers to create the illusion of depth. Lastly students are learning about how to use markers to create full blocks of color.

Next up, we will be learning about texture which will include a texture walk and our shoe monsters.


Second Grade

Hello and welcome to the second grade art page. Currently second grade participates in art once a week. Students have just finished creating their art aboout themselves and are now beginning to learn about the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. In this unit students will be learning about mono chromatic paintings (blue and rose period), and cubism.
As they are working on different drawing students are also now being challanged to slow down and take their time to create the best art possible. When your child is working on art homework encourage them to take their time, complete their coloring or shading neatly, and to think about backgrounds.


Third Grade

Welcome to our artistic journey around the world. Third grade participates in art once a week. Students are currently working on the art of China. This includes learning about the Chinese Zodiac, a famous Chinese shipwreck and making a traditional Chinese Blue and White bowl.

Passport checks will begin on May 8th 2012
It will include the following:
Chinese Zodiac Image
Chinese Dragon Drawing
Blue and White Pottery

Name:___________________________________________________________

Room Number:____________________________________________

Are the animals in the image correct animals in the Chinese Zodiac?
5 = Yes 0 = No
Does the students have a list of the 12 zodiac animals?
5 = Yes 0 = No
Level of Detail
High Medium Low
5 4 3 2 1 0
Coloring of the image
Not colored = 0 points
Partially colored = 2 points
Fully colored but done quickly without attention to coloring same directions to over ½ of the image (scribbling) = 4 points
Fully colored but done quickly without attention to coloring same directions to less then ½ of the image (scribbling) = 6 points
Fully colored neatly, but saturation of color can be improved =8
Excellent coloring with good saturation of color and shading =10

Did the student create a complete background?
No background = 0
Limited background such as a single color = 2
Limited background with the goes along with the story of the Zodiac = 3-4
Full background that depicts the scene from the story = 5

Final Score ____________/30


Name:___________________________________________________________

Room Number:____________________________________________

Did the student draw a Chinese dragon?
5 = Yes 0 = No
Level of Detail (scales, claws, teeth, horns, etc)
High Medium Low
5 4 3 2 1 0

Coloring of the image
Not colored = 0 points
Partially colored = 2 points
Fully colored but done quickly without attention to coloring same directions to over ½ of the image (scribbling) = 4 points
Fully colored but done quickly without attention to coloring same directions to less then ½ of the image (scribbling) = 6 points
Fully colored neatly, but saturation of color can be improved =8
Excellent coloring with good saturation of color and shading =10

Did the student create a complete background?
No background = 0
Limited background such as a single color = 2
Limited background that would accompany a dragon = 3-4
Full background that would accompany a dragon = 5

Final Score ____________/25

Name:___________________________________________________________

Room Number:____________________________________________

Did the student pinch the clay to the appropriate thickness?
5 = Yes 3 = Mostly 0 = No
Did the student smooth out the entire bowl?
5 = Yes 3 = Mostly 0 = No
Did the student write their name on the bottom if the bowl?
5 = Yes 0 = No
Did the student clean the glaze properly?
5 = Yes 3 = Mostly 0 = No
Did the student select an appropriate motif?
5 = Yes 3 = Mostly 0 = No
Glazing of the image
Student did not use underglaze = 0 points
Student only colored an area blue = 2 points
Student created a small image that covers less than 30% of the interior = 6 points
Student created image with limited detail that covers more than 30% of the interior = 8 points
Student created image that covers more than 30% of the interior and has good detail =10

Student used over glaze correctly?
5 = Yes 0 = No

Final Score ____________/40



Fourth Grade

Welcome to the Fourth Grade section of "What are we doing now." Fourth grade participates in art once a week and we have just finished learning about the proportions of the face and the celebrity pictures. I have to say that the students did an amazing job on a very difficult assignment and created some amazing portraits. Be sure to ask your child about their celeb portrait.

Next we are going to begin learning about the famous artist Andy Warhol. We will then be making art in the style of Andy Warhol.


Fifth Grade

Welcome to the Cartooning Studio of Fifth Grade. Fifth grade participates in art once a week. Students have finished their cartooning unit and now are learning about the famous artist Hayao Miyazaki. Soon students will be learning about book illustrating by creating their own illustrations for their tall tale story.

Home Work Assignments:

Tall Tale Check
Name:______________________________________________________________

*Students will be checked in twice during the creation of the tall tale books.

Does the student have the required number of pages completed?
Week 1 =5 Week 2 =10 Week 3 =15 Week 4 =20
Each page missing deducts from the grade by two points _____/20

Use of colored pencils _____/5
0 No colored pencils used
3 Mostly completed using colored pencils
5 Fully colored using colored pencil

Use of cell space _____/5
10-20% used
2-3 25-60% used
4 60-75% used
5 75% used

Neatness _____/5
Very messy
2-3 Some eraser marks and quick coloring
4-5 Very neat with clean coloring in same direction

Final Grade _____/35


Sixth Grade

Welcome to the Sixth Grade Page. Sixth grade participates in art once a week. Currently we are working the art of Leonardo da Vinci.
In this unit students are learning about the amazing works of Leonardo Da Vinci. They are beginning by designing an invention. Students will then be able to see a video where there are able to see some of Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions come to life, including his own working flying machine.

Assignments:
May 9th: Da Vinci invention due
May 16th: Artist of the Month Test