Kindergarten students are illustrating animals and the beautiful holiday lights of the Cincinnati Zoo. The students looked at photos of the zoo animals to determine shapes and details for their drawings.
The first grade students created geometric Christmas tree collages and this week they'll sculpt with modeling clay.
Second grade students are creating wonderful winter holiday neighborhood collages.
The third grade students are using simple lines, shapes, numbers and letters to create elaborate imaginative world illustrations inspired by Ed Emberley.
The fourth grade students are using copies of their realistic still life drawings for new abstract compositions. The students are learning how to create interesting designs and applying their knowledge of color theory.
After reading The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, fifth gradestudents are comparing and contrasting The Metropolitan Art Museum to our own Cincinnati Art Museum. This discussion connects literature, science, history and art. It also fosters curiosity and inquiry. The students are going to the Cincinnati Art Museum this Friday so the learning experience will continue!
After studying the culture of Ancient Egyptians and comparing our own Christian beliefs to those of these ancient peoples, the sixth grade students are merging cultures, time periods and imagination as they draw tomb interiors.
The seventh grade students are completing their two-point perspective city illustrations. Next they'll create optical illusion compositions.
In preparation for a detailed narrative illustration assignment, the eighth gradestudents are focusing on implied texture and value variations. They are drawing objects such as eggs, rocks, pots and tree bark as realistically as possible.