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Meet Me At The Museum!

Van Gogh: Into The Undergrowth is a special exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. This exhibit includes twelve of Vincent Van Gogh's pieces including early work as well as one of his final paintings. The exhibit also includes several pieces by Van Gogh's comrades and artists that he admired. These priceless paintings were lent from European and Asian museums. The theme of this collection is nature. All the featured artists, especially Vincent Van Gogh, were fascinated and called back to the woods again and again. 
 
Since I can't take the entire school to see this fascinating exhibit, I'm extending a special opportunity especially to our junior high students and their families. On Saturday, December 31st at 1:00 PM, I'll be at the front desk of the museum with two free adult tickets and eight free student tickets. The museum is free to the public but the Van Gogh exhibit is only free to museum members. Adult tickets cost ten dollars, student tickets are five dollars and children five and under are free. 
 
Please email me if you are interested in meeting me at the museum on December 31st!
 
 

Art Class Update
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 grade students 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 grade students are focusing on implied texture and value variations. They are drawing objects such as eggs, rocks, pots and tree bark as realistically as possible. 
 
 
 
 
Paper Sculpture by third grade artist, Keegan
Lighting assistant, Evan
Photograph by Mrs. Mascolino
 
Check out my Seton photo album to see more third grade spooky forest photos!
St. Andrew Campus: The sixth grade students measured and cut the covers for their sketchbooks. They will complete sketchbook construction Monday. The seventh grade students were challenged to draw impossible figures and they've begun their two-point perspective city illustrations. The eighth grade students drew realistic animal eyes and learned about Edvard Munch's The Scream. Munch created the first version of this iconic painting in 1893. Every eighth grade student is illustrating his or her own interpretation of this famous composition. 
Fifth grade students will complete their miniature Marian grottoes next week. During this lesson, students learned about the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. The Virgin Mary appeared to fourteen year old Bernadette eighteen times in 1858. 
The fourth grade students' haunted house collages and crayon rubbings are displayed in the hallway. I think you'll agree their creations are spectacular!
Third grade students created spooky symmetrical paper forests. The students happily took home several of their creations and the rest are displayed in the old wing entrance hallway. 
Second grade students learned a lot of interesting facts about owls such that all owls have ears, but not all owls have ear tufts. Additionally, since an owl has 14 vertebrae in its neck, it can turn its head 270 degrees! After learning about owls and looking at the fun and creative artwork of Charley Harper, 2B students illustrated the Eastern Screech Owl. 
After learning about the four most common Ohio owls and looking at amazing owl inspired artwork by Charley Harper, students in 2A illustrated the Great Horned Owl.
First grade students listened to the folktale, In A Dark, Dark Wood and then they created illustrations based on the setting of the story. Ask your child to talk about the unique details in his or her art.
Kindergarten students noticed how color looks different when seen with bright light versus little to no light. Then they created day and night collages with this knowledge in mind. 
Seventh Grade Students: If you are interested in using a variety of art media, bring 3 to 5 leaves with you to art class this Monday.