As November begins, we are steadily learning more ways to make art. The younger students are learning to make marks in clay while the older students are learning about all the different kinds of printmaking. Students continue to focus on learning the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
After the success of our Inktober Challenge last month, students will be able to participate in a monthly challenge for extra credit! That being said... this month we celebrate Thanksgiving. In the spirit of this holiday where we are encouraged to give thanks, students read the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. After reading this story, students need to create their own artwork inspired by The Giving Tree. This story does have its own illustrations, but students need to create their own original artwork, in their own unique style. Students can create any kind of artwork. That means they can create a sculpture, drawing, painting, etc. In order to get full credit for the challenge, students must follow the rules listed below:
October has been an exciting month in the art studio at QISS! Students had their first "Studio Days", learned about proper facial proportions, created patterns, painted on canvas, learned about foreground and background, learned about warm and cool color schemes, and experimented with colored pencils, clay, and printmaking techniques!! (That was a mouthful!) We were very busy being artists, and now, as we work our way into our new inquiry for Q2 (check the Newsletter page for more info), students will be encouraged to explore the many mechanical, technological and artistic advances throughout art history. Each grade level will explore the art innovations differently, but we will all have fun a learning how our ancestors have influenced the art that we make today.
INKTOBER! As our Inktober Challenge comes to an end, make sure you stop by the art room to see the bulletin board full of wonderful student sketches! If you don't know what Inktober is, check out the newsletter or ask any student in grades 4,5, or 6!
Beginning in November- There will be a new Art challenge posted to this website each month! These challenges will be to advance skills of students and provide extra practice to build artistic techniques. Students won't be required to participate in this challenge, but extra credit will be awarded to students who do. Participation guidelines and requirements to receive the extra credit points will be outlined in the challenge post, so READ CAREFULLY!
As we finish the first quarter of the new school year, students have ALREADY explored, drawing, painting, collage making, symbolism, Elements of Art, Famous Artworks, and many art materials.
Students have created Symbolic puzzle pieces, self portrait collages, and self portraits! I'm proud of the work that student shave been doing in class!! Please find links to the school schedule of events on the home page and the Quarter 1 Newsletter on the Inquiry Newsletter page.