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Inside the art room!

Here's a brief peak into the Seton art room today. Fourth grade students created crayon rubbings of their haunted house collages. Then they wrote descriptive paragraphs based on their artwork. These detailed paragraphs will evolve into imaginative, spooky tales. Happy Halloween!

Art Class News

Kindergarten students are developing their fine motor skills by tracing, outlining, drawing, coloring and cutting. They are demonstrating and applying what they’ve already learned by folding and cutting squares in half to form triangles and then cutting the triangles in half to form smaller triangles. Then the students arranged their triangles to form trees, rockets and all sorts of other objects. They used their knowledge of the world combined with their imagination to draw details and complete their works of art.

First grade students are illustrating Charlotte’s Web. They are focusing on the setting, sequence and characters of the story.

Second grade students drew detailed self-portraits. They also compared portraits created by Mary Cassatt, Frank Duvenck and Robert Henri. Now they are designing fabulous rooms inspired by Henri Matisse.

Third grade students used the primary colors to paint secondary and tertiary colors. They enjoyed experimenting with color and comparing their results. Next they are going to learn, practice and play with watercolor techniques. 

Fourth grade students are drawing rectangular prisms and pyramids as they illustrate amazing skyscrapers.

Fifth grade students are learning about the elements of design. These elements make up all forms of art. Ask a fifth grade student to explain value, gradation, and form as it pertains to art.

Sixth grade students are designing and constructing their own printmaking stamps.

Seventh grade students are drawing geometric forms using one-point perspective.

Eighth grade students are transferring magazine images to tape and then creating layered transparent collages.

 

Eighth Grade Art Book Assignment: Homework
 
Every eighth grade student needs to bring a book for the art book project. Bring your book to class Monday, September 11th. Keep in mind that you will be painting, writing in and marking up this book throughout the school year. It will become your own personalized work of art. 
 
Select a hardcover book such as a novel, cookbook or children's book. Cover and personalize the book cover with duct tape, fabric, or collage paper. If you use paper, you must put clear packaging tape over it to ensure that the paper will not tear off. 
 An opportunity for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade:
 

Open Art Studio will be held Wednesdays from 2:45 pm until 4 pm. After dismissal, students will meet Mrs. Mascolino in the art lab.This opportunity is free of charge and is available for students who wish to work on their assigned art projects or an art piece of their own choosing. Students will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of art materials. They will be encouraged to experiment, innovate, research and create. Students will be required to work in a safe and considerate manner, assist with clean up and encourage their fellow classmates. Artists, writers, musicians and many professionals often work in the same space in order to share not only resources but advice and encouragement as well. My hope is to foster a supportive and creative environment for students to thrive.

If your sixth, seventh or eighth grade student is interested in coming to Open Art Studio, please email Mrs. Mascolino (mascolinoa@saseas.org). The first session will be Wednesday, August 30th. Please pick up your student in the rear parking lot of the St. Andrew Campus at 4 PM. 

 




 
Eighth Grade Art Book Assignment: Homework
 
Every eighth grade student needs to bring a book for the art book project. Bring your book to class Monday, September 11th. Keep in mind that you will be painting, writing in and marking up this book throughout the school year. It will become your own personalized work of art. 
 
Select a hardcover book such as a novel, cookbook or children's book. Cover and personalize the book cover with duct tape, fabric, or collage paper. If you use paper, you must put clear packaging tape over it to ensure that the paper will not tear off. 

Art Class Update

The kindergarten students studied dinosaurs and then sculpted their own dino models. Now they are making paper prisms and cylinders which they will use for imaginative sculptures. First grade students listened and then discussed a book titled The Squiggle. They are creating unique art inspired by this story. The second grade students designed, sculpted and painted vases and vessels. Third grade students completed their dream and memory paintings inspired by Marc Chagall. The fourth grade students drew realistic trees and now they are designing tree houses. Fifth grade students are illustrating forests inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The sixth grade students are designing meditative mandalas (math, religion, social studies and art). The seventh grade students are glazing their ceramic tiles and completing their paper sculptures. Eighth grade students are completing their paintings. All students will be putting their art portfolios together soon. We've learned a lot this year!

Every sixth grade student designed a church that was comprised of five classic architectural styles. After completing their drawings, students created metal and foam printing plates. The above photo shows a drawing, uninked printing plate, inked printing plate and metal church design.
Every sixth grade student wrote a reflection and created an illuminated artwork based on a Psalm (Religion and Art).