Art, Ms. Susan Slomowitz

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The Holocaust Museum in Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies as in an effort to remember the 1,500,000 children that were perished in the Holocaust. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for spring 2013. The 3th grade students will be involved in creating Butterflies for this project while learning a simple mono-print technique. In the meantime, the butterflies will be displayed at the city-wide Yom Hashoah event on April 4th but also they will be on exhibit at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden for the month of April.

We then worked on an Art/social studies integrated project. The students  created a ‘savings building in 3D out of cardboard, plastic and paper to represent urban, suburban and rural environments.

In our next art/science project is Space mobiles. We will look and discuss the American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing mobile sculptures, Alexander Calder (1898 –1976).  Each student will create their very own solar system mobile using styrofoam, papier mache and acrylic paints to embellish their planets.

Recycled Items Needed

Many of our art projects are made with recycled items: The art room is in need of unused CD’s, empty plastic water bottles, soda bottles, milk containers, glass wine bottles, corks and lids, cereal boxes and newspapers. Please bring to the Art Room (Room 230).