ART DISPLAYS AT THE SUMMIT
Beginners have been learning to mix colors of paint to achieve warm and cool color schemes.
They created two mixed media painting/collages: Dinosaurs using warm colors and Penguins using cool colors. They loved adding snow (salt) on top of their watercolor paintings and watching it melt (dissolve). Their Penguins and snowflakes are on display in the hall outside their classroom.
Pre-K students have their Winter Sky paintings along with their snowflakes on display in the hall across from their room. They learned how to mix tempera paint to achieve different values, tints and shades. They loved adding the snow and glitter glaze.
Kindergarten On the first floor outside the art room you can find their winter paintings.
At the other end of the hallway they have paintings inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. They used mixed media techniques of watercolor, tempera and printing to create these images. They have been learning how to mix colors, and use pattern and texture to create movement in their art.
1st Grade has a large mural in the art hallway above the book shelves. After learning about a variety of careers in our community the students created Teddy Bears to depict the career of their choice. They were very creative with their addition of details, adding the buildings, vehicles, and tools needed for each profession.
To reinforce their studies in the classroom the 1st grade art students created Dream Catchers. These mixed media paintings are on display at the end of the art hallway by the double doors leading to the music room.
2nd Grade In the art room there is a display of radial patterns with their weavings in the center. They were very interested in learning how to create circular patterns with lines, colors and shapes. The end results are very impressive visually. They are currently working on paintings for an endangered species poster contest.
They have been studying animals in their natural habitats
and creating detailed drawings of Animals in Missouri.
They will also be printing footprints for the animal tracks
to frame each piece.
They are working on entries for an endangered species art contest. Soon we will be hanging up their architectural drawings that they completed in groups.
4th grade and 5th grade art students did research and learned about a famous American from the Revolutionary War, Nathanael Greene. They used graphic design techniques, lettering and illustration and included their historical research for the Sons of the American Revolution poster contest.
The three winners from our school were Evelyn Nelson, Sydney Walker and Cadence Gelner. Their posters will be judged at the local level and will the winners and prizes will be announced at the SAR meeting in February.
4th grade is currently working on 3-D group projects about George Washington Carver. They have worked with a variety of materials, including clay, to create dioramas. These miniature scenes depict images from their research and were inspired by their field trip to the museum earlier this year.
5th grade art students have been learning about Asian art. They used watercolors and Sumi Brush Paintings. Painting landscapes, bamboo, and Chinese calligraphy and then decorating borders and frames to enhance their work for display.
6th grade: They are working on illustrating poems that they wrote for their language arts class. They will be entering them as a group project in the annual language arts competition, LAD Fair. On display in the art room they have 3-D Pop Art Sculptures. They had so much fun enlarging every day objects: French fries, cookies, pencils, erasers, etc. The younger students also love seeing these on display.
7th grade They have been creating paper mache sculptures of imaginary animals in the Oaxacan style of folk art of Mexico. They are finishing the surface of their sculptures by creating painted patterns with bright colors.
8th grade/high school On display in the art room are their black and white pencil drawings of famous people. They learned how to use texture and value to achieve photo-realism.
Then they worked with line and studied the style of Op Art to create drawings, paintings and string art designs.