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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cool Hands!

The Kindergarteners learned the difference between the cool colors (blue, purple, and green) and the warm colors (red, orange, and yellow). Since we have cold hands during this time of year, the students created cool hand collages!

Snow People!

The First Grade Students Read the the book Snowballs by Lois Elhert. They learned about all of the "good stuff" you can save for decorating a snow person. The students created a variety of snowpeople...from snow grandmas to snow babies!!


The second Grade Students have learned how to create silhouettes in their paintings. They have also learned how to create tints and tones to show different times in the day.

3rd Grade Paper Weaving!

The third grade students learned about the art of woven, African Kente cloth. The students observed the colors, shapes, textures, and patterns shown, and they created paper weavings resembling Kente cloth.

6th Grade Self Portraits

For the past three weeks, the sixth grade students have been working on drawing self portraits. The students have used the grid as a drawing tool used when referencing a photograph. The Students have also learned how to use different values within their drawings to give form to their self portraits.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Egyptian Self Portraits!

The Second Grade Students learned about the art of ancient Egypt. They viewed tomb paintings of ancient Egyptian kings, and they learned that the Egyptians believed the paintings on the wall would come to life once a king was deceased!
The students learned how to draw a profile, and they adopted the ancient Egyptian style of painting humans to create their own self portraits. Some students took the opportunity to write notes to their loved ones :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Crossroads Charter Academy k-6 ART SHOW at Biggby Coffee!
January 24-31, 2010
Please stop by Biggby on the evening of January 31 to see the artwork, to meet the student artists, and to purchase a warm beverage! Biggby Coffee has agreed to donate 1$ from each beveraged purchased to the art department at CCA!

Stay tuned for pictures of the art show...