Friday, September 26, 2014
3rd, 4th and 5th grade artists started off the year by creating colorful hands, using lines, shapes and patterns to fill in the shape of their hand. They thought about how they could use a variety of lines to make an interesting pattern or express their personality. They started with pencil and outlined their lines in Sharpie marker once they were ready. They then incorporated warm, cool and complementary colors in their design, using markers.
The last step was to cut out their hand. All of the hands became part of a larger display on the bulletin board outside the art room:
Art is hands on!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
My name is Ms. Kim and I am in my fourth year teaching art at Hosmer Elementary School in Watertown, MA. I moved to the Boston area from New York City, where I previously taught elementary art in Brooklyn.
In art class we will be exploring different materials and techniques so that we can express ourselves and tell our own stories, make connections across disciplines, and problem-solve in creative ways. We will be engaging in direct inquiry and experiencing materials hands-on.
In art making, different materials provide different experiences. We will be building up a rich and expressive vocabulary with different materials and techniques, so that we can translate our thoughts into action!