And We’re Off…

(this update applies to classes that have Mrs. Vance for Art)

In our first two weeks, we’ve gotten back into the groove of Art class!  We’ve established some of our basic routines and expectations, worked on portraits to make class posters (some classes will be for sale later), and started on our first official lessons!

Without any prior instruction, students in all classes drew self-portraits.  These portraits will be combined to make a class poster with each child’s drawing, the teacher’s name, and school year.  Look for these posted around our first SLCs to find out how to get one for yourself!

As for our first lessons, here is what we are up to:

Kindergarten-  This week, we’ll start learning about lines and how artists use them in their work.

First Grade- We will soon begin reviewing different types of line and practice using them in an exciting artwork.

Second Grade- Students are learning to identify free-form, organic and geometric shapes.  We’ll soon be putting this to use in a special project!

Third Grade- Texture is the word in third!  We’ve learned the difference between actual and visual texture and students have begun to create their own texture tangles showing how they, too, can create visual texture.

Fourth Grade- We are embarking on a very unique project in 4th grade, transformations.  In response to some contemporary artists who took ordinary things and made them unique by altering them, we will be doing our own transformations.  We are collecting unwanted or unusable objects of any kind to help make this happen.  Even if you are not a 4th grade parent, think about sending your stuff to us before making a trip to Goodwill!

Fifth Grade- Fifth graders have learned how the elements are the building blocks of art and the principles of design tell us how to use the elements.  We are making small works to help us remember what each principle is.


Be on the lookout for more in-depth posts on these projects!

Don’t forget, if you sign up for email updates or leave comments, your 3-5th grader can earn extra mona money while in art!  (They’ll be happy about that.)


One response to “And We’re Off…

  1. i can’t wait to get extra mona money

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s