Friday, 3 June 2022
Monday, 16 May 2022
Saturday, 9 April 2022
We have been very busy creating art cards. The students voted to keep their original art card and decided to display their designer art cards in a poster format. This allowed each of the students to take their original art card home to their parents. Here is a preview of our three posters that are named: "Artspiration 1", "Artspiration 2", and "Artspiration 3" . ( I must say that I learned a lot about scanning the art cards, formatting the images and printing the pictures on glossy paper, and the quality time it takes. I have another skill set now. ) We will be submitting our posters to support the up and coming Auction for the new Playground Project and for Colton's Crusaders Cancer Drive.
Your child will able to identify their work. The original art cards are signed by the artists (your child/ren) on the back. Ms. Jordan , our grade 3/4 teacher and artist, was gracious enough to let us borrow her professional sets of water colour pencil crayons. Each student used water colour pencil crayons, skinny markers and the fat smelly markers to colour their images. They loved the water colour pencil crayons. They liked going over the water colour pencil crayon areas in their work with clear water and brush to smooth out the colours. They thought it was like magic. The inspiration for these pieces of art came from their drawing books. Each day we do ten to fifteen minutes focused on drawing strategies that artists use to create images. Choices of drawing activities ranged from flowers, sea creatures, animals, skylines, and mountains. Some of the students used a Ted Harrison style to create their piece of art and others took a realism or impressionism approach. We hope you like our work.
Thursday, 7 April 2022
I made a raft with popsicle sticks. The raft has 2 layers of popsicle sticks. I used my crayons to colour the raft to make it waterproof. I predicted that the raft would hold 13 blocks. It actually held 7 blocks before it sunk.
Wednesday, 6 April 2022
Boats and Buoyancy
We drew our boats to scale in our visual journals. Next we used our wax crayons to waterproof the bottom of the boat. The crayon helps to repel the water. We put the crayon on very thick.
We used skinny and fat markers to decorate the deck. The next step is to glue in the mast and connect the rudder at the back (stern) of the boat.