Many students create their own artwork at home and bring it to school to share. As an art teacher, one of my goals is to inspire students to become independent artists who are willing to be innovative, take risks, and create and solve their own problems. I enjoy celebrating their independent work and when possible, I try to make time to video brief presentations. These videos each feature a few artists talking about their artwork, describing the process, and their feelings toward their finished pieces. Feel free to leave comments about their work and/or presentations by filling in the comment box below.
The holidays are just around the corner. Many families have enjoyed purchasing their children's artwork on keepsakes to give as holiday gifts. Artsonia has offered the coupon above that is valid to use until November 30th.
Inspired by the fall season and artwork by artists at one of our buddy schools (Dryden), 3rd grade artists at B.A. created these beautiful pumpkin landscapes. Thanks Mrs. Fuglestad and Dryden artists! Watch the video above to see us working diligently in the art room.
Students used our interactive whiteboard to practice concepts digitally before working physically at their tables. We looked at the lines that Vincent Van Gogh painted in the "Starry Night" and then used our digital markers to trace over some of the swirls and spirals in the painting.
Students then mixed primary colors blue and yellow to make the secondary color green to paint the grass. They mixed primary colors blue and red to make the secondary color purple to paint the wind in the sky.
Artists cut out three pumpkins. We discussed foreground, middleground and background before gluing the pumpkins into place. Some students practiced moving pumpkin shapes around digitally on our interactive whiteboard prior to working physically.
Worksheets and our whiteboard enabled students to practice drawing curved lines on pumpkins prior to drawing them on their artwork to make the pumpkins look more three dimensional and round. The artists cut, glued, and outlined leaves onto their landscapes and outlined their pumpkins and horizon lines as well.
Students will be reminded that Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all that we are thankful for and will have the opportunity to compose artist statements that will appear under their artwork in their Artsonia galleries. See students typing their artist statements in this video below.
I am thankful to be able to share my love of art with my amazing student artists!
Please view the "3rd Grade Pumpkin Landscapes" galleries on Artsonia by clicking the "Artsonia" tab at the top of this page. I am sure that students would be "thankful" to receive comments about their work. Click on the "Comment" bubble on your child's gallery page to send a web comment. Also, remember to log into your Artsonia account to approve comments. After you approve them, they will appear on your child's page. If you need assistance, please contact me using the form on the home page of this website.
A very exciting package arrived for us in the art room! A donor who has requested to remain anonymous has generously donated two iPad2’s to the B.A. Art Program! My students and I are so very touched to know that this donor believes in us and the work we are doing. This kind and absolutely incredible gesture will undoubtedly inspire even more enthusiasm and an even stronger desire to learn in the hearts and minds of my students. The addition of these two iPads will make it possible for more students to have the opportunity to create digitally as well as develop 21st century skills.
It brings me such joy to see my students so eager to learn! Thank you “Anonymous Donor” for enabling us to infuse these devices into our curriculum and for making such a meaningful contribution. I will be sure to post student iPad work online so that you will be able to see what you helped to make possible.
We are overwhelmed and so very appreciative! Thank you again for this generous gift and for supporting the student artists and Art Program at Brunswick Acres!