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Optional Opportunity for K - 6!

Ulmer's Auto Care is hosting an online drawing contest for students in grades K- 6. Check out the guidelines, specifics and prizes here:
 
 
Parents, please keep in mind that if your child wishes to participate in this optional contest, you must submit his or her artwork to Ulmer's. However, please photograph your child's artwork and email it to me for art class credit. Thank you!

To get a better idea what a normal school day looks like for our seventh grade students, check out my photo album titled Seventh Grade Post-It Note Portraits 2020. Enjoy!
 
Please note that I'm posting new information in my blizzard bag Mondays and Fridays. 
Second Grade Symmetrical Paper Cut-Outs

Math and Art

Who knew learning about bilateral and radial symmetry could be so much fun!

Bilateral and radial symmetry can easily be found in nature and objects that we use every day. After identifying both types of symmetry in a variety of objects, students created their own symmetrical designs.

First they learned how to accurately fold and cut their rectangular sheets of paper into squares. Then students folded their squares diagonally in half to make triangles. They folded the triangles at least once more. As they cut geometric, organic and irregular shapes out of their triangles, they made sure the paper remained folded. After cutting out their shapes, students carefully unfolded their triangles to reveal symmetrical designs. 

Students used their intricate symmetrical paper cut-outs in a variety of ways. They created masks, unique creatures, abstract designs and sculptures. Check out my second grade 2020 photo album and the school hallways to see more artwork. 

There have already been so many creative and happy moments in the art rooms this school year. It brings me great joy and the sense of accomplishment when students use simple materials to design and make their own creations. Both of these artworks were  gifts that a fifth grade student made for a family member. The wood sculpture is utilitarian and can be used to hang kitchen utensils. The Christmas tree design idea started with a concept introduced during art class and then the student did exactly what designers and artists do every day, he used that idea as a springboard for something else. I'm so proud of him and all my students! More to come in 2020!
The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord."
Luke 2:10-11
 
Wishing everyone a healthy, creative, joy filled 2020! Thank you so much for your thoughtful cards and gifts this holiday season. There will be more amazing student art to share soon! 
 
 
 
 

Reminder for Sixth Grade Students

Every sixth grade student should bring a small mirror or photo of him or herself on Monday, December 16th. The students are drawing self-portraits and focusing on drawing their faces. 

Reminder for Sixth Grade Students

Every sixth grade student should bring a small mirror or photo of him or herself on Monday, December 9th. The students are drawing self-portraits and focusing on drawing their faces. 

Final Reminder for Seventh Grade Students

If your seventh grade student has not completed his or her one-point perspective name illustration, he or she must finish it at home and return it Monday, November 11th. This assignment will be included in the first trimester grade. 

Seventh Grade Students Must Turn In Artwork Monday, November 11th

If your seventh grade student has not completed his or her one-point perspective name illustration, he or she must finish it at home and return it Monday, November 11th. This assignment will be included in the first trimester grade. 

First grade students listened to a folktale titled, In A Dark Dark Wood. Then they created their own versions of the setting of this tale and wrote descriptions of their haunted houses. You can see their neighborhood in the front hallway at Seton. 
Third grade students learned about positive and negative space, contrasting colors and symmetry as they created spooktacular forests. They are displayed in the front hall.
Fourth grade students wrote and shared descriptive words as they viewed a photograph of an abandoned, ornate, rickety, old mansion. Then students used their lists as inspiration as they created haunted house collages. This week our artists also were writers as they described their haunted creations. Their art and descriptions can be viewed in the hall. More photos can be viewed in my photo album. Happy Halloween to All!
 
 

Sixth Grade Reminder

Sixth Grade: 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 tomorrow, Monday, September 30th!

Reminders For Students In Grades 6 And 8

Sixth Grade: 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 the following Mondays: September 16th and 30th.
 
Eighth Grade: Personalize your art book cover and bring it to art class Monday, September 16th. 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 Homework Assignment: Personalize Your Art Book Cover

Personalize your art book cover and bring it to art class Monday, September 16th. 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.