Wednesday, December 15, 2010


What a fun day, and a great way to wrap up before our 2 week break! In ATCs, kids did student-choice cards and then spent quite a bit of time trading at the end of class.
In Explorations in Art, we spent some time talking about the qualities of abstract painting and sculpture. We toured the gallery and discussed works by some very famous artists. 
Some of the artists featured this week were Marc Chagall, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso . . . 
. . . Paul Klee, Elaine Marie de Kooning, Henri Matisse, and John Marin.
Afterward, students created gorgeous abstract mixed media works using watercolor and Sharpee markers. Anyone who had trouble getting their "Abstract Groove" on was encouraged to use their non-dominant hand--always a great way to loosen up!
In Ceramics I and II we spent the entire class time applying glaze to our bisque fired works. The goal was to have everything glazed prior to our winter break, but we just didn't have enough time. 
We'll spend another class period in January just doing glazing. So, kids, if you have any ceramics at home that you still want to glaze, bring them in after break!
As always, we listened to some wonderful music all throughout class. Many kids were especially taken with a particular group, Mannheim Steamroller. So, if you asked about the music and can't remember the name of the group, there you go! :)
Just a reminder that we'll only have 2 more weeks of school before the end of the semester!
I hope you all enjoy your 2-week break, and return rested and ready to create some more incredible art!
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
See you Next Year!!

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