Monday, February 13, 2012

Kindergarten Totem Pole Sculptures

Kindergarten students learned about the Pacific Northwest Native Americans. Students discussed 3d artwork and made paper sculptures that hang together to make one totem pole.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pre K Roller Coasters

Pre K students were very excited to create paper roller coasters this week. After reading a story that takes place at an amusement park, students used colorful strips of paper to create 3d lines and movement imitating a roller coaster track.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2nd grade Gyotaku Prints

2nd graders studied the ancient Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing. Before there were cameras, fishermen used to rub ink onto of a fish and then print the image on rice paper. This was a method of recording their catches. Students created a monoprint background and used rubber fish to create the traditional Gyotaku fish print.