Square 1 Art Fund Raiser

4 10 2010

September 13-October 1

A big surprise will be coming home in your child’s folder very soon.  Our elementary students have worked very hard over the past three weeks on a special assignment. Each child on the elementary hall (including our 5th graders) created a beautiful bordered self-portrait for an exciting new fund-raiser at our school.  Just for participating, your child will earn a free sheet of 20 stickers with his or her artwork on them.  You will also receive a personalized catalog with numerous items that you can order with your child’s artwork.  These items make wonderful christmas presents for relatives.  CLICK  HERE  for more information about Square 1 Art.





Week 2 & 3 -Line Design Hands – PK3-1st

11 08 2010

August 9-20, 2010

Students will learn about line designs in other cultures by looking at images of Henna hand tattoos from the country of India.  Do worry moms . . . these are temporary.  Many cultures have the tradition of using Henna to temporarily stain the skin in lovely designs for special celebrations such as weddings. The children have loved looking at the elaborate designs from India as they learn about pattern and line design.

  We will be tracing arms and hands to create designs on the paper. During week two of this project we will focus on cutting out the designs and gluing them on a patterned piece of scrapbook paper and decorate with glitter glue. We will also preserve a writing sample of each child’s name.  This will be just the right size for mom’s scrapbook at home to remember how small each child’s hands were in elementary school.





Week 1 -Self Portraits PK3-4th

11 08 2010

August 2-5, 2010

God is so good!  Not only is He creative, but He made us ALL in his image. Wow!!! It is amazing to see how creative that God is by making millions of people that live on the Earth all different. Since God is creative, we can also be creative with our artwork.

 The first week of school, all students will be asked to create a self portrait drawing using pencils and crayons.  Students will be able to look in the table-top mirrors to at their reflection as they are working.  I have been so impressed at the amount of growth I have seen in the students that I have taught for the past three years.

These portraits have all been scanned and emailed to all elementary parents. I plan on comparing these drawings to those done at the end of the year to measure improvement.  I am looking forward to another creative year in art class!





Week 32- Teacher Drawings / PK-1st

26 04 2010

April 19-23, 2010

Bailey Simms -1st





Week 31- Butterflies / PK-1st

26 04 2010

April 12-16, 2010

Noah Hodges - K

It’s Spring and we are learning all about symmetry and butterflies this week.  Students will learn to make the butterfly design the same on both sides, just as God does with most living things in nature.  We will use butterfly shaped papers to draw and paint a desing on.





Week 30 – Georgia O’Keeffe Flowers /PK-1st

29 03 2010

March 28-April 1

Kara Balliew - 1st grade

Students are learning this week about the great master artist Georgia O’Keeffe.  We will learn that she is a very famous woman artist that loved to paint flowers very close-up.  Students will watch a short time-lapse video showing how God makes the flowers bloom (click here to watch). Using black crayons and tempera cake paints, students will create thier own close-up flower composition.





Week 29 – Easter Eggs – PK-1st

29 03 2010

March 22-26

We decorated foam Easter Eggs this week in art class.  Students were excited to discover that Easter Eggs are used to represent “New life in Christ Jesus” just as a baby chick has a new life when it comes out of it’s shell. When an egg is cracked, the shell is empty – just like the tomb was empty when Jesus was raised from the dead on the very first Easter.  Mrs. Dent read the Easter story from the Bible. We had fun decorating foam eggs this week using foam shapes, markers and sequins.