EC – Another Cooperative Paper Sculpture (under construction, check back often for updates)

1st. Grade – Papier Mache Sculptures (under construction – check back often)

EC – Cooperative Paper Sculpture (under construction – check back often for updates)

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1st Grade – The art of Perspective (under construction, visit often for updates)

Perspective (visual), is the way in which objects appear to the eye.  Artists use visual tricks to make 3-D objects look real on paper or canvas.
We learned that to make an object look far away, we need to make it small.  If an object is large, it should be placed in the front.
We created backgrounds, using the collage technique, for our “SSIS organism” clay sculptures

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KG – Change over Time Design Challenge(under construction, check back often for updates)

The first step is to imagine:

 

Step 2 and 3 is plan and create:

EC – Paper Sculpture Challenge – (under construction – visit often for updates)

1st Grade – SSIS Animal Study in Clay

 

As part of their Campus Rangers SuperUnit, students kept a log of organisms found on our SSIS campus. They were challenged to create, out of clay, an organism that they had observed.  One day, a barn owl flew into the library’s window and sadly died.  It was a beautiful, large creature and many students felt inspired to create owls out of clay.

 

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EC – Textured Clay Sculpture

During our Clay Unit we explored, and learned the basic techniques of working with clay.

We learned the following techniques:  Poking, pounding, joining, pinching and pulling, rolling, flattening, adding, and tearing.

How did we make this sculpture?

First, we learned the basic technique of rolling a clay sphere to make beads. Then, we learned how to flatten a sphere until it is flat like a pancake. Lastly, we used different kinds of pasta to create interesting textures.

Mrs. Barton, then gave us wire and we were challenged to put it all together in an interesting way.

Ms. Tina’s Class:

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KG – Roy Lichtenstein inspired Portraits

Portraits inspired by Roy Lichtenstein

Mixed-media Collage

As a child, Roy Lichtenstein loved to read newspaper comics. He noticed that the drawings consisted of many teeny, tiny dots.  Later on in his career, he was inspired by popular cartoons and advertisements.  He only used 5 colors (black, white, red, blue, and yellow) and didn’t want his work to look like they were painted with a brush.

Mrs. Barton showed us the secret rules of drawing a face.  Everyone has a different shaped head.  Did you know that ears are always in the middle of the head?  The nose is usually the same size as the ears, and the tippy-end is at the same height as the bottom of the ear?                                                      

Ms. Liz’ Class:

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