Thursday, May 11, 2017

Exploring Color

The 4th, 5th and 6th Graders have just finished their unit on Color Exploration.  They learned about, primary, secondary and tertiary colors.  They mixed up different values of a single color, divided the color wheel into warm and cool colors and imagined different groups of analogous colors.  They paired up complimentary colors and mixed up neutrals and created several paintings.  Here is a short video https://youtu.be/oLqJ5pcGfvk so you can see our color theorists at work.  Enjoy the show!





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pre-K Visits the Art Room

It was so much fun to be visited by the Pre-K today as they got their first introduction to the Art room.  They created mini framed Still Life Paintings using sharpie and watercolors.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of you in Kindergarten next year!






Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Building Art With Shapes






The second and third graders have recently completed their unit on shapes and how to use them to create art. During this unit the students also explored different mediums and techniques and learned how to collaborate as well as create independent works of art. Here is a short video so you can see our artists in action.  Enjoy the show.

https://youtu.be/ALMPSX3jelk


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Student Work at The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Congratulations to our students Aliza Weiner, Talya Mendelson, Brooke Sanderson & Hallel Azugi, who all have art displayed in the Made in Dixon Exhibit.  We are so proud of you.










Monday, March 13, 2017


In Kindergarten and First Grade we have just finished our unit about landscapes.  Landscapes are painted outside and they have a horizon line.  We made  Winter Landscapes in the Style of Hendik Avercamp, Swirly Landscapes in the stye of Van Gogh,  Jungle Landscapes in the style of Henry Rousseau and Tissue Paper Water Lillies in the Style of Monet.  Here is a short video so you can see our artists at work.  enjoy the show.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Chanukah


We have been having so much fun in the Art Room Getting ready for Chanukah. Each grade created their own special project.  The kindergarteners look lovely wearing their special Chanukah necklaces. None of the first grades will forget the brachot for Chanukah.  They are right there on the special drip mats that they made!!!  Our second grade archaeologists have created replicas of ancient artifacts from Greece,  You will know exactly where you left your Chanukah candles if you have a third grader.  Just look in the fancy boxes that they built.  The windows of the fourth grade students will look amazing featuring their Stain Glass Dreydles.  And who could forget the excitement in the art room as the 5th & 6th graders competed in a special Menorah edition of Chopped.  To see all our youn artists in action just watch the short video https://youtu.be/cWZPmlazjGc?list=PLsoFE8aVnBT3rQKSFfrsa3bRliEapxYxV  and have a very Happy Chanukah !!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dixon Day at MHA







We were very fortunate over the past two weeks to work with Eve Cooper from the Dixon Gallery & Gardens.  She taught us about the impressionist artist, Renoir.  We looked closely at his painting of The Wave, and then created some Ocean Artwork of our own.  Here is a video of our young artists at work.  https://youtu.be/g-9_gXV742U