Monthly Archives: September 2009

My Pick of the Week

This is sand is like drawing with sand!  At first you will see a gray screen, click on it and see what happens.  If you want to get real tricky click on the gray square at the top left hand … Continue reading

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Our Studio

Here are some pictures of the art room.  Suze Smartboard is our interactive whiteboard.  She is very helpful and incredibly smart!   This is our art library which was generously paid for through Donors Choose.   The painting on the … Continue reading

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Roller Coasters

1st grade has been learning about line direction (horizontal, vertical, and diagonal).  What better way to do that than to look at images of roller coasters!  Students then created their own sculpture of a roller  coaster using paper.  They are … Continue reading

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Nonobjective Paintings by 5th graders!

5th graders have been creating nonobjective paintings inspired by Helen Frankenthaler.   Their work is breathtaking! They also created a painting on Suze Smartboard.  This collaborative painting was inspired by Jackson Pollock.  Give it a try! http://www.manetas.com/pollock/    

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Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day!  Mrs. Burgess (enrichment specialist) and I have collaborated on an art activity for our 4th and 5th graders.  We read “We The Kids” by David Catrow, an awesome illustrator and writer.  We checked out images of the Constitution … Continue reading

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Open House

Wow!!! What a great turnout for the art room during open house!  I couldn’t be more thrilled to see so many students and parents excited about art class.  Thanks for stopping in to visit with me and Suze Smartboard, my faithful … Continue reading

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Hello!

Welcome! I have created this blog to keep parents and students updated about what’s going on in the art room at Stratton. Stay tuned for student art work, cool art websites, and information about the art program, exhibits and opportunities … Continue reading

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