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Art Cafe, Ms. Slom, 5th grade

Students in 5th grade were introduced to artist Sandra Silberzweig and her fantastically colorful works of art. After drawing the abstract features of the face on blue construction paper, the students went over the pencil lines in glue mixed with black acrylic paint to create a ridge (raised black line). Once dry, they filled the shapes created with blended oil pastels. The students loved the...

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Art Cafe, Ms. Slom, 4th grade

Students in 4th grade examine how “line” creates the illusion of 3D. Students traced around their non-dominant hand in pencil and filled it with curved lines, they then filled the background with straight lines and this creates the illusion of the hand bulging out of the page. Students enjoyed this project so much that we then created a fan in the same way. Next , we moved forward and used...

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Art Cafe, Ms. Slom, 3rd grade

Mandala campus rose-Students created a name mandala that they turned into a campus rose for their island social studies collaboration project and thereafter created their Islands Fage using water color crayons and liquid watercolors. We then moved onto making a Deco’pache Map bowl or plate using maps to cover the surface of the bowl or plate. These bowls/plates can be used for dry foods such as...

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Art Cafe, Ms. Slom, 2nd grade

We played the ZaZa  Boom Art card game and then did an art project. We first played a matching game and then chose 4 cards and drew them and made our own cards and then mounted them onto a colored background. Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) He was a self taught artist who loved to paint in the greenhouse.  He was in his first art show in his early forties. He loved to paint jungle pictures even...

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Art Cafe, Ms. Slom, 1st grade

Student artists in 1st grade learnt many skills while painting a hamster under a plaid blanket. They started by practicing on how to draw a straight line while using a ruler and pencil. Once comfortable with this skill, students drew horizontal and vertical straight lines on their paper with a ruler and once complete we learnt to color in the plaid (alternating squares in alternating colors) with...

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