The fourth grade students learned about optical illusions. They viewed the artwork of Op Artists, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, and M.C. Escher, and in response to these images, they created their own Op art!
The fifth grade students viewed the paintings of contemporary painter Susan Andreasen, who creates oil paintings of endangered animals in their natural habitats. They also viewed the art of National Geographic photographer Joel Satore, who completed a major photojournalism project on endangered species in North and South America. The fifth graders observed photographs of endangered animals, and they created colored pencil drawings of these animals within their natural habitats. Through creating these drawings, the students learned that art can be used to bring about positive changes within society.
The sixth grade students learned about analogous colors, and they used this color scheme to paint sillhouettes of figures in action. The students used recycled cardboard and styrafoam in order to create these freestanding sculptures.
The first grade students read the book "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Elhert. They learned about how in autumn the leaves change from a cool colors to warm colors. Theyalso learned how to draw tree trunks and branches, and they created a monoprint by folding the paper when the painted leaves were still wet.