October 31, 2017

Collaborative Art Update! 2nd-5th Grades

Colorful Totem Poles – 2nd and 3rd Grades

The Second and 3rd graders are creating fabulous designs inspired by their knowledge of Radial Symmetry. These design will soon be painted on several giant “Wood Cookies” that will be used to build Abstract Totem Poles. If you are interested in helping with the installation of our Totem Poles around the Natural Play area, please email me for more details.

Art Class Murals – 4th and 5th Grades

4th and 5th graders have been brainstorming, collaborating and designing Classroom Mural plans. 4th grade will create 7 different murals for our sink area. The 5th graders are blending several ideas to cover our giant wooden supply cabinet! The murals they paint will stay in the Art Room for many years to come, which is quite an exciting opportunity for our eldest art students.

 I would suggest that your student Artists wear non-precious clothing every other day until we are finished painting these murals. (Art/PE/Music classes are every other day, on non-english days. You may like to remind your child, “If you had English today, you’ll have Art and/or P.E. and/or Music tomorrow. 2 out of 3.”) We have started using acrylics this week and will continue using these paints that stain clothes until our simultaneous Color Theory and Collaborative Art Units are finished. Students are encouraged to wear art shirts/aprons but those are not completely accident proof.

Around December with 4th grade, we will move onto our Fiber Arts Unit (weaving and sewing) which will have much less need for non-precious clothing. 🙂 5th graders will be using materials throughout the school year that can stain their clothing. With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility 😉  

Sarah Harpole
Art Specialist
sharpole@intlschool.org 

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