Saturday, September 29, 2018

Curé of Ars Art Curriculum- First Quarter’s already the end of September and I’m just getting to my first blog of the school year! I hope that shows how BUSY BUSY BUSY we’ve been in the art room! 

This post will be the first of several on the next few days, but this one won’t include pictures of cool art. Sorry! The next ones will, though. Yay!

What I’d like to share with you is a basic outline of my K-5 curriculum. Sixth grade and middle school elective curriculum is coming your way soon. 
Hopefully, most parents received an email containing the curriculum maps for their students’ specific grade level. I thought that you might be interested in seeing, though, all of the elementary grades. 

This is simply an overview and is based on the Diocesan Art Standards and Kansas State Art Standards.  Projects listed here are my goal, but may not all be achieved during the quarter.  We attempt to get each project finished, but sometimes our schedules do not allow.  Keep in mind that each class visits the art room once a week for 45 minutes.  If your child's art day falls on a holiday, assembly, or no school day or your child is absent on art day, they won't attend art and that missed class will not be made up.  I promise you, though, that we pack a bunch of creativity, art learning, and expression of faith, self, and community into the time we do spend together!

As always, please email me with any questions or concerns!

Monday, April 23, 2018

5th Grade Waves!

Our 5th graders looked at the works of Hokusai, the Japanese painter and printmaker, and contemporary surfer and painter Drew Brophy. They compared and contrasted how these artists depicted waves. 

Then, applying their knowledge of warm and cool colors, the students drew and painted their own wave paintings. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

First Grade Cubist Roosters

Coming back to their muse for this year, first graders again looked at the work of Pablo Picasso. This tome they focused on his theme of roosters throughout all of his art periods. 
These roosters are DEFINITELY from our cubist period. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

2nd Grade Snowmen

Our second graders learned about perspective (how the artist views his or her subject) when drawing these snowmen.  The snowmen are viewed from the bottoms and the side!  You should notice that the buttons are bigger closer to the bottom.  That is because the artist's...and the viewer's...eyes are closer to the bottom!  We LOVED making these fun snowmen, especially adding the "invisible
 white crayon snowflakes and seeing them appear when we added blue paint. 

P.S. Excuse the weird yellowness of the snow!  We promise our snowmen are made of pure, fresh snow!  It's just that the lighting was weird in the art room today! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Fifth Grade Holy Family in the Style of Gustave Klimt

After looking at some of the work of Austrian artist Gustave Klimt, Curé 5th graders identified some of the well-known painter's most often used artistic details: patterns, abstract flowers, reflective materials, and the notable difference in the way he used abtraction in the garments and realism in the faces of human subjects. 
They applied the sam vdeyails yo their own renderings of the Holy Family. 
Blessed Christmas to all! Christ is born!

6th grade Winter Cardinals

Our sixth graders knocked my socks off with the beautiful cardinals! This was a directed drawing lesson. Directed drawing means that the students are shown exactly how to draw an object step by step. 
Sixth graders first did a directed drawing in pencil. Then they used oil pastels to blend the colors of the male and female cardinal. Next branches, pine needles, and pine cones were added with oil pastel. We finished with a bright blue watercolor sky. I think you'll be as impressed as I was!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017