Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! To celebrate the start of READING MONTH and Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Kindergarten students started a directed drawing of The Lorax. The drawings below (click to enlarge) are just the START, but I had to share!
This week, both 4th grade classes worked hard to surprise our amazing elementary secretary Mrs. Maule with a little hallway THANK YOU for her 25 years of service to North Central. Mrs. Maule is retiring, with Friday, February 28th as her last day.
Mr. Hellberg's class created the first layer of each letter using kwik stix for the bubble letter and construction paper crayon for the initial background design. Mrs. Martin's class finished each letter using neon oil pastel to outline, and watercolor to fill in the background. The final step was to attach each letter to a piece of construction paper to add even more color.
The display will be turned into a book keepsake for Mrs. Maule as a thank you! I'd like to especially thank Mrs. Maule for being incredibly kind and helpful to me when I started at North Central and wish her the best in her retirement!
Click on the images below to enlarge to see the works in progress.
Congratulations to the artwork featured below for being chosen for this year's Youth in Art Exhibit at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba. Elementary students who have art chosen will have a letter sent home with them this week with more information. Click on the images below to enlarge. Artwork will be on display from February 27th - March 26th.
Mrs. Nuttall's 3rd grade class learned about the collage technique of Henri Matisse. Just like Matisse, students used scissors and glue only to create these masterpieces! We practiced "drawing with scissors" rather than laying ideas out with pencil first. Click on the images below to enlarge to see some of the final results.
North Central students once again have artwork on display in the community. High School students recently hung a collection of "Heart Art" at Integra First Credit Union in Powers. Artwork currently on display was created by the Visual Arts class (10th-12th grade), and the Drawing/Painting class (9th grade).
In addition, there is a special collaborative project where the Visual Arts class created backgrounds for hearts made by Mrs. Walters' Early Kindergarten class. Artwork can be seen in the photos below (click to enlarge), but will be on display through February for the community to see.
Check out the Nutcracker display from December HERE.
Congrats goes to the following elementary classes for being winners in my art room behavior challenge for the 2nd Quarter:
Tied for 2nd Place:
Mr. LaBonte's 5th Grade
and Mr. Hellberg's 4th Grade
1st Place: Mrs. Dubord's 2nd Grade
Click on the images at the bottom of this post to enlarge. In our ART HISTORY unit, 4th grade focuses on Wassily Kandinsky and his abstract art. Each student in Mr. Hellberg's class created their own SQUARE with CONCENTRIC circles and they were displayed together as one collaborative piece! Students used kwik stix and neon oil pastels to complete this project. Enjoy!