May 15, 2015

We painted flowers  to make them pretty. All the kids in 1st and 2nd grade made paintings of flowers. They came out really nice. I liked putting the tissue paper on the paper and adding water. It made the paper different colors. Some people chose to color with markers, craypas, crayons and sharpies.
– Dylan F., 1B/C


... and the 2nd graders' artwork inspired 5th graders to get drawing!

"A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places." 
                                                                                                                                                      - Paul Gardner 

Apr 26, 2015

Nature inspires us!

Artists get inspiration from many sources. Especially Nature.

Kindergarteners & 1st graders collaborated on a Spring Garden Mural -- focusing on detailed drawings, careful cutting, and noticing the horizon line in a landscape. 



The animal kingdom is an endless source 
of inspiration in the Art Room.

Apr 13, 2015

Artists at HOME

Being an artist means the creative juices are flowing 24/7.
See some of the ways students have exercised their creativity outside the Art Room.

<< We made this theater outside in our backyard tonight, out of materials we found in the woods and some cardboard. We used a flashlight as a spotlight, and my small stuffed turtle as the star of a play we made up, There's No Time Quite Like Fall. Some of my brother's stuffed animals attended. We hope you find this as awesome as we do! >> - From Claire and Pierce J.

<< Lisa, can you forward to Ms. Palefsky? Jack asked me to send it to her - it's a pic of a tower he built with Maddy... >>


<< I just wanted to share with you this picture from this morning. Since Christian brought this project home on Thursday he's been cutting construction paper and adding to it every day! >> (3/2011)