Friday, December 14, 2018

December Progress

Happy Holidays and Merry CHRISTmas everyone!  Here is this week's update on what's been happening in the art room. . . .

Thank you to the seventh grade students that made the art room decorations!  All students have enjoyed the festive spirit of the room.

Kindergarten students started creating art for the holiday season by working on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer drawings.

Second graders have been studying a variety of artists over the past month.  This week, students began learning about the Spanish artist, Joan Miro.

(Second grade work)

(Original work)

Sixth graders have been putting in a TON of work on their book illustrations.  They each selected a fairy tale, and they were tasked with illustrating a major point of the story.  Here are some selections.

Daetyn, Jack and the Beanstalk

Katie, Peter Pan

Seventh and Eighth Grades are just beginning their unit on Surrealist Rooms.  In this unit, they study the art movement called Surrealism, plus they review what they know about one point perspective.  Yesterday we practiced drawing boxes in three dimension in order to activate prior knowledge.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December Starts

As we start the month of December, students have been completing lessons and beginning some anew.  Here are some recent highlights.

Kindergarten learned their primary, secondary, warm and cool colors through a project called Kandinsky Color Circles.  This lesson always looks stunning when the pieces are all displayed together.

First grade just began one of my favorite projects for them: Farm Landscapes.  In this unit,students explore how to create a sense of depth by learning about one point perspective.  I am so proud of the concepts that they are succeeding at for such young students!

We've been a little behind in our units this year, so fourth grade just completed their chalk pastel pumpkins.  No matter that we've already see snow!  They were just so excited to be able to work with pastels finally!

One last image from our Impressionist Forgeries.  I am very proud of the work that the seventh and eighth graders put forth.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Square 1 Art orders are due!  At the end of this school week, your student (s) brought home their Square 1 Art packets.  Included in the packet were the artwork made into stickers and a condensed merchandise catalog.  You will use the individualized access code for your student when you access the online catalog.  Please be aware that Square 1 is only accepting online or phone in orders this year.  Payment is to be made with a credit card.  This is a change from previous years.

I hope you find some exciting merchandise!  Orders will be completed and returned to school prior to Christmas break - items make great presents!

Student Art: Week of November 26

Kindergarten "Mouse Paint"

Second Grade Artist Studies: Cezanne Apples and Miro Landscapes

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Did you know the arts are the foundational building blocks for all the other educational disciplines? That’s why we have partnered with your child’s school to create a unique opportunity to celebrate their artistic accomplishments while raising much needed funds for the school.
Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their
artwork. Won’t you help make your child feel like an accomplished
artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece? The school earns profit from every order. And as a thank you for participating, we provide each child with a sheet of stickers imprinted with their artwork - absolutely FREE!
Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines. All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child’s custom catalog. (No late orders can be accepted.)
Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Updates

We've been having so much fun in the art room lately!  Check out THIS fun . . . .slime for the eighth grade art party!

Fifth through eighth grade students receive rewards for excellency in whole class participation. Each time the entire class meets expectations for that day, they receive a check mark.  Upon reaching 15 or 20 checks, the class gets a reward.

Second graders are finishing their unit on Line with Line Outlines Shape: Cezanne Apples.  Look at their fantastic creations!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

End of October

Here we are, first marking period down and into November!  Here's what we were up to lately.

First Grade "Lines to Touch"

Also first grade, portraits

Third and fourth graders learned about still life drawing

They also created their artworks for the Square One fundraiser.

Here are eighth graders working on their artworks for the fundraiser as well.  They were inspired by Australian Aboriginal art.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Art Room Fundraiser

A unique fundraiser that celebrates your child's creativity!

Over the past few years, our Bethlehem families raised a good amount of money for the art room through the Square One Art fundraiser.  We did not participate in the fundraiser last year.  This year, it returns!  This program allows you to purchase your child's artwork printed useful and quality keepsakes.  Some ordered flags, water bottles, mousepads, ornaments. . . . there are many wonderful items!

This past week, and into this next, all students have been participating again in the program. We have some major replenishment of art supplies to buy this year.  Here is just a 
teaser on some of the art students will create. . . .

You'll soon be receiving information on the fundraiser.  
Thank you in advance for your participation!