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General

Volcanos

We are creating the legendary volcano! Each of the Electrons read some volcano facts aloud from Volcanoes by Daniel Rogers and referenced some other materials from the OP public library. They also constructed the shell of their models with cardboard and paper mache.

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Needle Felting

Needle felting has been a very popular art form with some of the kids. We’ve seen roving turned into dragons,bunnies and even emojis.

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Drawstring Bags

The Muons put good use to some plain t-shirts by turning them into printed drawsting bags. They used contact paper to make stencils to print on undecorated t-shirts. The tops of the t-shirts were cut off using a rotary cutter and the kids used the sewing machine to sew them up turning them into a […]

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Commercial

The kids have been working on a short commercial. They’ve come up with a concept, script, acted and filmed the commercial. They are still working on post production, editing and coming up with a jingle Once they have completed the commercial they will have a group screening for everyone to enjoy.

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Sweet Art

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Aloe

This week I brought aloe in for the kids. We talked about some of it’s benefits,whether or not it is edible and then some kids cut into a few leaves. They were suprised by how gooey the aloe was inside. We repotted a plant that had lots of “babies” into smaller plastic pots that the […]

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Op Art

In Electron art we discussed Op Art (Optical Illusion Art). The students viewed a very brief power point with examples of Op Art with some examples of how this movement has changed over time and how it can be applied to design. View the power point here. It might seem long, but I seriously skimmed […]

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Luminaries

This past week in art/studio class the Neutrons made Luminaries out of recycled Yogurt jars. They had a blast being creative with their creations and many of them used fall or Halloween colors. To make they each painted the outside jar with Mod Podge. After putting a good coat on the outside they then applied […]

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Blackout Poetry

Last Thursday I introduced blackout poetry to the kids. Blackout poetry is a different way to create poetry. To create the poems you use an already existing text from a book or newspaper and use a black marker to remove words until a poem is formed. The text I used was different pages from James […]

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Guest Lead

This week in art the Muons had a “guest lead”. One of the Muons took on the challenge of leading her peers. Nora presented a painting/drawing project. She instructed the other kids to make random water color strokes on paper letting the paint dry ( or using the fan) between colors. Once the paint was […]

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