Pre K and Kindergarten
The Pre K class began the year making pictures of what they imagine in their lunchboxes, and they also created a
school bus full of their friends and classmates.
These projects involved them using geometric shapes to make a picture and also gave them practice with
following directions in art class. They cut, pasted, drew and colored some amazing creations!
Kindergarten classes began the year drawing a picture of their first day of school.
They also illustrated the classroom rules. These drawings helped them practice replacing words with pictures.
They also began a study of warm and cool colors. They drew warm suns and cool moons in beautiful abstract collages.
Grades 1 & 2
The First and second graders began the year with a 3D illustration of both the inside and outsides of the school.
We discussed what things they will remember about the appearance of their classrooms and of the school building.
We practiced using describing words and trying to replace those words with images in a drawing.
Next, these students practiced observational drawing as they studied fall leaves. Students learned basic leaf
parts and practiced close observation of what made their leaf different and beautiful.
First and second grade students then started to study art of ancient civilizations with a focus on Egyptian art.
They practiced hieroglyphics, created scarab beetle jewelry and artwork, wrote their names in a cartouche,
and looked at authentic papyrus paintings.
Grades 3 & 4
The third and fourth grade classes began their year with a study of Asian Art and Culture. They learned the four
treasures of sumi-e painting and created a scroll painting with Chinese Calligraphy.
They then learned to make origami cranes and frogs. We read the Sadako Sasaki story and learned about
Hiroshima's Peace Park.
Grades 5 & 6
Fifth and sixth graders are learning about the art of Greece and Rome as they study the proportions of the human
body. They chose a god or goddess from Greek or Roman mythology, and drew them using the proportions of the
human body. They acted as fashion designers with the god or goddess as their client.