St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

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My third grade students were greatly inspired by Ed Emberley's drawing books today. Drawing is a skill that improves as students grow and develop, practice and observe real life. However, it is also fun and encouraging to use simple shapes and lines to draw all kinds of things and even create your own imaginative world. Third grade parents, if your students request their own copies of Ed Emberley's books you can find them at Joseph-Beth or Amazon. Happy drawing! :)

A Note to Sixth Grade Students and Parents

Please note sixth grade students will be using printmaking ink tomorrow and will need to bring old shirts to wear over their school uniform. 

Art Class News:
Eighth grade students are designing and sculpting small clay votives called milagros.
 
Seventh grade students are learning how to create illusions of three-dimensional space on two-dimensional surfaces. Vocabulary words for this unit include: perspective, vanishing point, extension lines and ground planes. Learning how to draw using perspective skills greatly opens students up to new creative possibilities.
 
Sixth grade students made their own wood block stamps and they are printing with their images using printmaking ink. The ink doesn't wash out of clothing so please send an old shirt with your student. Students will wear their old shirts over their school uniforms during art class. 
 
Fifth grade students completed their study of the elements of design. Now they will begin making small personalized Marian grottoes and recalling what they learned and experienced during their virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France.
 
Fourth grade students are completing their skyscraper illustrations. They are drawing rectangular prisms, pyramids, angled parallel lines and adding shadow sides to their buildings. 
 
So far third grade students have used the primary colors to mix secondary and tertiary colors for their color wheels, practiced watercolor painting techniques and created abstract paintings. Next they are creating spooky forests in preparation for Halloween. 
 
Second grade students are completing self-portraits and drawing portraits of people they know. Inspiration and ideas for their creations came from viewing and talking about portraits by Leonardo da Vinci, Grant Wood, Kehinde Wiley, Mary Cassat and Nettie Wakefield. 
 
First grade students had fun turning their unusual shapes into animals, imaginative creatures, ships and so much more. Next, they are going to listen to a spooky folktale titled In A Dark, Dark Wood and use the tale as inspiration for the setting of their own artwork. 
 
Kindergarten students have been folding and cutting geometric shapes in half and then rearranging their colorful paper shapes into all kinds of things such as houses, animals, symmetrical designs and patterns. 

Every sixth grade student will need an old shirt to wear over their school uniform during our printmaking sessions. The printing ink will not wash out of clothes. We'll be printing on Monday, September 24th, October 1st and 15th. 

Eighth Grade Homework Assignment: Personalize Your Art Book Cover
 
Personalize your art book cover and bring it to art class Monday, September 17th. 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. 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. 

Eighth Grade Art Book Assignment: Due Monday, September 10th

Every eighth grade student needs to bring a book for the art book project. Select a hardcover book such as a novel, cookbook or children's book.Bring your book to class Monday, September 10th. 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. 

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 learn more about the creative process. 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 29th. Students are welcome to come when their family schedule allows. Please pick up your student in the rear parking lot of the St. Andrew Campus at 4 PM. 

Eighth Grade Art Book Assignment: Due Monday, September 10th

Every eighth grade student needs to bring a book for the art book project. Select a hardcover book such as a novel, cookbook or children's book.Bring your book to class Monday, September 10th. 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. 

Welcome Titans! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures, new experiences and family time. My husband and I explored Yosemite, San Francisco and a special Cincinnati library. Some of my artwork was even displayed in an art gallery during the summer months. I can't wait to make memories, create and learn with all of my amazing students. It's an honor and a blessing to be a SASEAS educator.

All sixth and seventh grade final art projects must be turned in Thursday, May 24th. Please deliver artwork to the St. Andrew office. Thank you.

Final Art Projects And Experiences Are Underway!

Kindergarten students used their imagination as they created character collages inspired by Eric Carle.
 
The first grade students are applying their knowledge about the life cycle of butterflies as they illustrate the stages and habitat of these beautiful creatures.
 
Second grade students designed, sculpted and are now painting their vessel sculptures.
 
Third grade students viewed and talked about the dream and memory inspired art of Marc Chagall. Now they are illustrating their own experiences, dreams and memories.
 
Fourth grade students are learning how to quickly draw the human form in motion.
 
Fifth grade students were challenged to use only the same twelve unusual shapes in their drawings. They illustrated crazy characters, new habitats, robots and all kinds of strange and wonderful creations. Next they will turn those drawings into colorful wire sculptures. 
 
Sixth grade students are diligently working on beautiful illuminated Psalms. Each student chose a Psalm verse and wrote about how that particular verse is meaningful to his or her life experiences. This lesson helps students to find true meaning in the Psalms and to connect what they're learning in Religion, Social Studies and Art.
 
Seventh grade students glazed their tiles and Mrs. Blomer is firing them in her kiln for the second time. The seventh grade students are also creating impressive paper sculptures.
 
The eighth grade students are working on their final projects, monochromatic paintings.
 
Portfolios will be assembled and sent home this month!

Sorry, to disappoint my students, but I'm not feeling well so there will not be Open Art Studio after school tomorrow. We'll resume art and mess making on Wednesday, April 25th. Thank you for understanding.

As we celebrate St. Valentine's Day and prepare for Lent, may our hearts be open to reflection, love, kindness and gratitude. 
 
This sculpture, titled Heart Family, was created by fourth grade artist Justin.