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Art

Pointalism

Today we studied Georges Seurat and the style that he created, pointalism. We examined a photograph of Seurat and learned a little about his life. He was a shy man, who was described by friends as an organizer. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte was painted over two years and Seurat made over […]

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Paint,paint,paint. The Quarks Love Paint!

Today the Quarks continued work on their art books constructed from large manila envelopes. They worked on a new page/envelope to hold the prints they made a few weeks ago. The kids used various objects including t.p. tubes,corks,fake leaves,sponges,and tin foil to “stamp”paint onto their page. I also showed the kids a fun technique to […]

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Self Portraits and Dough Sculptures

This week the Quarks made mixed media self portraits. A few weeks ago the kids posed for pictures with whatever expression they wanted. Some smiled,some chose silly faces. Last week they painted canvas board that would serve as the backround for their portraits. This week I brought in prints of their pictures which they glued […]

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Print Making

The Quarks (4-6 yr olds)have been busy with print making. We taped pieces of tin foil to the table (so it wouldn’t slide around )and then squirted a generous amount of one color of paint on to the surface. The kids used foam brushes to cover the tin foil with paint and then used q-tips to […]

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Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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Tough Guys (have feelings too)

After reading the book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley, the quarks discussed what a superhero is and how it’s normal to get upset and even cry at times (everyone does). This discussion catapulted us into the start of creating superhero masks out of paper mache. The quarks worked together to take turns […]

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Stained Glass

Last time in Neutron/Electron Art we looked at images from a book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.We talked about his use of simple lines that made a big impact.   The kids then split into two groups to try out their own versions of stained glass.One group used tissue paper,clear contact paper and […]

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Muffins, Storyboards, and Puppets

Quarks Writers Workshop,  Moose and Muffins In Quarks WW we continued our Laura Numeroff series with “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” and “If you Give a Moose a Muffin.”  We cut simple shapes to put together a pig face and then broke into two groups to play a pancake flipping big & little letter […]

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Dots, Pumpkins, Por Favor, & Gracias

Art class this week was a spooky treat. The Protons made tissue ghosts while listening to music and reading Halloween themed stories. Further exploration of the previous colors red and yellow were hand mixed by the protons in ziploc bags to make orange. Protons narrated their bag paintings: Jillian made a ‘tornado’ and Ashanti drew […]

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Pom Poms, Zig Zags & Lava Lamps

Today in Protons Art, we explored the last of our primary colors; Yellow! Thank you Protons for bringing in objects and wearing the primary colors the last few weeks! Jillian brought a book about Yellow Umbrellas that we read while manipulating clay. The protons were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting and were […]

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