Art-Ms Slomowitz

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The first graders are creating an Egyptian Queen or King self-portrait.  We looked at art of the ancient Egyptian royalty for inspiration. I took photographs of the children in profile and then cut out their faces. They used oil pastels to draw patterns and color the Royal headdress and the bodice and wrote their name using Egyptian Hieroglyphics. And of course no pharaoh would be complete without the signature black eyeliner.

We read the book, “A Perfect Place for an Elf Owl” written and illustrated by 1st and 2nd grade students from Anthony T.  Lane Elementary School in Alexandria, VA.  The students then made owls out of air dried clay. They added googly eyes and feathers and took them home to share and enjoy.

1st Grade Integration Art/ Health art project:  My bright smile global art contest.

We will start by discussing why healthy teeth are important to us and then read the Book:  “Sweet Tooth” by author Margie Palatini and illustrator, Jack E. Davis.  I will then explain to the art students that we are hoping to participate in the “My Bright Smile” global art contest offered by Colgate/Palmolive and talk about the theme, ‘Why my bright smile is important’. We will them draw up ideas, sloppy copies and the final drawings. The students can decide which art materials they would like to use – oil pastels, water colors or wax resist.  Once the art work is complete I will need parental authorization in order to submit your child’s artwork.  I will include these forms in your students weekly folders please fill these in and return them to Ms. Oakes or me by May 11th.

For rules: http://www.colgate.com/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/v3/US/EN/Program-Materials/Kids-Games/Art-Gallery/2012_Contest_Rules_and_Regulations.pdf

Participation form: http://www.colgate.com/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/v3/US/EN/Program-Materials/Kids-Games/Art-Gallery/2012_US_Calendar_Art_Contest_Entry_Form.pdf