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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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