- A piece of artwork on display from every student grades K - 2
- A free make-and-take craft (paint your own dot)
- Free face painting courtesy of the MJH Mural Club
- Live music by School of Rock
- Wax hand booth www.waxedhands.com (1 for $8 or 2 for $15)
- PTO will be selling concessions ($)
- Collaborative artwork raffle ($1 a ticket)
This year, I have been sharing the story of The Dot with all of my Wilson Creek kiddos. The lesson in the story is that we are all artists and should celebrate what we can create. We can all express ourselves and "make a mark" as long as we try. We are using this book as the theme for our art show this year. The show will be held from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, February 11th. The following day there will be no school due to a teacher institute day. At the show there will be:
Square 1 Art is a fundraiser that the art department has participated in for many years. We are able to buy a lot of extra supplies, materials, and art books because of the money raised by Square 1 Art. Each grade level has a project or drawing theme that they work on just for this fundraiser. Even if the child does not place an order, he or she will receive a sheet of stickers with his or her drawing on it!
This year, kindergartners are creating colorful pictures of their silhouettes. We are discussing proper painting techniques, different lines, and patterns.
1st graders are drawing bright radial patterns. We are discussing radial patterns (of course), analogous colors, and adding details.
2nd graders are creating word art that describes themselves, their interests, or what they love about school. We are discussing negative space, analogous colors, patterns, and tints.
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are creating their own unique compositions based on these themes:
3rd - Under Water
4th - Plants or Animals
5th - Insects, Reptiles, or Amphibians
All of these grade levels are discussing focal points, space, details, and borders.
Projects will be due early February and more information about ordering from Square 1 Art will follow shortly after.
Mrs. Kirk's 4th grade class has learned how to create the complex pattern of tessellations.
This is the method that I use in my classroom to teach kids how to draw their tessellations. It is actually quite simple to create, but looks very complex!
Fifth graders were shown paintings by Wayne Thiebaud before they started this drawing project. His artwork is always so fun to discuss! Students then practiced drawing cylinders, drawing stacked cylinders, and adding highlights and shadows with oil pastels. Each student decorated his or her own cake whoever they wanted to. This is always so much fun.
STR Partners had a very hard time coming up with winners from all of their entries this year. Between our Gold Winners, Silver Winners, and Special Recognition Awards, we had 18 students recognized between Anna Mac and Wilson Creek! Mrs. Ambrosini and I are very proud of all of our students who participated in this contest! Good job, guys!
I am a K - 5th grade art teacher at Wilson Creek Elementary and Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. I am also a mother of two little girls (who share my love of art)!