3rd Grade, Art- Ms. Slomowitz

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The First art project for this year was a self-portrait line drawing.

We started out by talking about all the different kinds of lines that exist such as curvy and straight.  We looked at how lines create shapes-geometric and organic in Art. Students then drew themselves to be included on the school T-Shirts using Sharpies. Each class will receive a t-shirt will all the students’ pictures as a souvenir.

Our next art project was making fruit for the Austin Jewish Academy Sukkah that will be erected for the SukkahFest at Whole Foods during Sukkot. Each child made and painted a papier-mache piece of fruit. Sukkot Festivities at the JCC will include children’s activities, food and more. Six winning Sukkahs will be on display at the JCC from the competition. Whole Foods Market Downtown will feature two winning Sukkahs on the rooftop, as well as a traditional Sukkah built by the Austin Jewish Academy.

The 15th of Sept is International Dot Day. We read “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds and then decorated and filled  a ¼ circle pizza slice shape using artstix and markers. Once all the pieces are complete we will assemble them together to create lots of big dots.

We are now working on Oh, my gosh it’s a Bosch art project while looking at Hieronymus Bosch (1450 –1516). He was a Dutch Surrealist Painter in the 15th and 16th centuries. Bosch explored both the good and bad extremes of human nature. In this art project the students will explore these ideas as they depict beautiful and kind as well as mean and ugly images together. If the art students had any white space left, they filled it up with pictures of things that they like and dislike. The students will be exploring the medium of oil pastels to add color to their images.