5th Grade students recently completed the annual task of designing covers for the Elementary School Handbook. Designs will be voted on and the top choices will be used next year when printing the handbook! Scroll through the images below.
Mrs. Hongisto's class had their SECOND to last art class of the school year today! Like all classes in the elementary, they are completing a project inspired by an element of art. The element assigned to kindergarten is LINE! We reviewed types of lines we've learned through the year and started to create our LINE Lion! Today we painted different lines using WARM colors to create the lion's mane! For our next art class, students will make the face of the lion and attach it to their painted background! You can review some of their progress in the photos to follow.
Click on the progress images below to enlarge.
This week I passed back the artwork that was on display in the Youth in Art Exhibit at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba. Five artists from North Central were lucky enough to win ribbons! The only ribbon winner was 3rd grade student Conner! Check out his fantastic Birch Tree Painting below.
Check out the Junior High winners HERE.
Now that Self-Portraits are complete, elementary students will be completing projects inspired by the 6 Elements of Art! Each class will learn about ALL of the elements, but will have a project focused on one of them:
Kindergarten - Line
1st - Color
2nd - Shape & Form
3rd - Space
4th - Value
5th - Texture
Today the 1st graders learned the basic by taking some ART NOTES in their sketchbooks! They did so well! After taking the notes, we looked through some art project examples from the past and discussed which elements we saw in the work! They DID GREAT! More to come soon! Click the images below to enlarge.
Sometimes after a long-term project (Self-Portraits), I like to do a one-day lesson for students to be able to take home. I guided the 1st grade class through a directed drawing lesson for adorable bunnies! Click on the images below to see the results.
Bunnies from Mrs. Martin's 4th grade class can be seen below. Click the images to enlarge!
Even more bunnies completed with the
3rd grade artists can be enlarged below!
All elementary students, Kindergarten through 5th grade, are currently creating self-portraits. This week, students will be finishing them up to be displayed! First up was Mrs. Ekberg's 1st Grade class. Check out the first few to complete the project below. I LOVE the results and cannot wait to display an entire hallway full of student self-portraits.
Click to enlarge the completed projects
from Mrs. Eichmeier's 3rd grade class below.
Click below to enlarge more Self-Portraits
from Mrs. Veeser's 3rd grade class!
Examples from Mrs. Martin's 4th
grade class can be enlarged below!
Click on the 2nd Grade projects below to enlarge.
5th Grade worked on their portraits, but still need ONE more day to catch up! Progress can be seen by enlarging the images below.
Congratulations to the following elementary students who had art chosen to be displayed in the annual Youth in Art Exhibit at the Bonifas Art Gallery.
Delaney, Ethan, Gracie, Sa'Nai, Norah, Jase, Zander & Harper
Myla, Greyson, Lyla, Gabby, Emma & Aleese
Jansen, Presley, Joel, Ty, Kiona & Cameron
Addison, Natalie, Brianna, Tyler, Ella, Braiden, Conner, Carter,
Pryar, Zaylee, Maddy, Alexis, Andrew, Bree, Ashley & Averie
Amilia, Kaden, Riley, Hunter, Addison, Josie, James,
McKenzie, Griffin, Jacob, Michael, Lauren & Nova
Maycee, Sierra, Arianna & Dalyn
The Youth in Art exhibit showcases art of K-12 students from in and around the Delta County area. At the elementary level, I choose art through out the year to be displayed.
The exhibit will be on display from February 28th - March 28th.
The gallery hours and address can be seen below.
An optional Art Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 6-7pm EST. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this reception, but may also view the gallery during any open business hours for FREE. (FYI - The reception tends to be a VERY busy event) Awards will be given during this reception. If a student is not present, the ribbons are given to me to pass along to the students. I encourage families to take advantage of seeing your child's art displayed in a professional gallery if you have the chance.