6th Grade Coil Pots are starting to transform with tempera PAINT! Check out what they used to look like before being fired HERE.
Next week, students have one more day to finish up their project. Check back for final pictures soon!
5th Graders are working their way through a radial weaving project using a simple paper plate and yarn. Even with some stress, I know they are going to turn out well! The one pictured left is cruising in the right direction.
When complete, they will all be unique masterpieces, like the examples below!
Due to not having a kiln to fire clay projects at the elementary, clay is a challenging medium to have for K-6 graders. I make one exception, and complete a simple coil pot project with 6th graders as finale project. This past week, their pots were constructed, and carted over to the high school. Today, they are firing away in the kiln! Tomorrow, they will be painted! I am very pleased with the results with our short amount of time!
The kiln fire was successful! A few pots had small pieces come off, but those can be fixed with glue :) Overall, a smooth firing process. Today I will cart them over to the elementary school so our 6th graders can paint them!
Congrats to the following classes for having the best overall average daily scores for Art class. The winning class will be receiving recognition along with a few surprises through the last weeks of class.
1st Place - Mrs. Ekberg's 1st Grade class with an average daily score of 15.9
2nd Place - Mr. LaBonte's 5th Grade class with an average daily score of 14.3
3rd Place - Mrs. Hammar's 2nd Grade class with an average daily score of 14.08
Every day, classes start with a score of 10. Students can earn points for good behavior, and loose points for negative behavior. A tally is kept through the Trimesters that I average at the end. Thank you to all students for their hard work!
Kindergarten - 13.6 1st Grade - 15.89 2nd Grade - 14.08 3rd Grade - 11.28
4th Grade - 13.89 5th Grade - 14.3 6th Grade - 12.63
This week the majority of 4th graders finished up a Mixed Media project based on Wassily Kandinsky. These small pieces include sharpie, oil pastel, and watercolor paint. Color combinations chosen by students had to be an analogous scheme, or three neighboring colors on the color wheel.
The rest of the results will be posted soon!
This summer will be my first to spend in Michigan in 6 years. Up until now, I have spent my summers in beautiful northern California at Coppercreek Camp. I will miss camp, but am excited to stay home as well. I will be offering some classes through North Menominee County Community Schools for 3rd grade through Adults.
Pick up a Community Schools Summer Activity Guide in your school office (North Central, Bark River-Harris, or Carney-Nadeau), or stop by the NMCCS office at W3719 Grove Lane, Powers. Questions? Call 906.497.5282
You can also email me - firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Art Camp
June 15th - 19th
9am - Noon
Incoming 3rd - 5th Graders
$30 - Limit 20 Students
4 Projects will be completed through the week:
Zentangle Clay Hand, Perspective Collage, Mixed Media Self-Portrait & Star Gazers Painting
Summer Art Classes - Tuesdays