Kindergarten artists are learning how to use art supplies and over the past few weeks we have experimented with glue. We have used glue sponges, made glue dots, and drawn lines with glue. Finally we created "rainbow fish" with glue and oil pastels. You can look at all the "rainbow fish" on our Artsonia online art gallery.
Kindergarten artists learned about author and illustrator Marcus Pfizer. They used glue and oil pastels on black construction paper to created their own Rainbow Fish. To find out more about this lesson click here.
On Monday 3rd & 4th graders painted their clay pots and 5th graders painted their clay looms. They are beautiful! 5th grade will be using their looms for weaving next week. To see more about our clay projects you can click here.
Kindergarten students read the Rainbow Fish story and used oil pastels to color their rainbow fish.
Yes the last two weeks have been jam packed with fun in the FBCS Art room. We celebrated book character day with Mrs. Orman, Mrs. Trense, and the 2nd grade. Children shared their costumes, ate popcorn and goldfish, and made beautiful bookmarks.
Second through fifth grade studied weaving. We learned about Kente cloth weaving and talked about the weavings made for the tabernacle in the book of Exodus. The students were excited to hear that the Israelites wove real gold through their cloth. I had to break the news that we didn't have real gold, only yarn. With hard work and persistence they completed their projects and wrote why their weaving would look beautiful in the tabernacle. If you come through the middle school building you may see you child's art hanging in the art room or in the halls.
Kindergarten students used oil pastels to complete their Rainbow Fish. They are now learning about movement and Edgar Degas. Little thumbprint people are dancing, running, swimming, and skateboarding around their papers.
Every year the kindergarten class creates beautiful fish pictures. Before we start our project we talk about Matthew 4:19, “And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’”
I asked them, “What do you think that means? Do you think Jesus was telling them, if you follow me you will be able to go out to the beach, cast your lines in the sea, and reel in a man on a hook?”
One of the kindergarten students replied right away, “Well that’s just silly. They would need nets to catch men!”