Saturday, January 26, 2013

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

 5th grade students entered artwork into a contest for the Grand Rapids Symphony in January.  The artwork they created was inspired by the poetry book Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Carin Berger.  Students drew their artwork free hand and finished them with Crayola Markers.  Selected pieces of art were displayed on a large screen during a performance by the Grand Rapids Symphony for West Michigan's youth. 

The musical performance and projection of student artwork was an experience to be remembered. 

Congratulation to those students selected!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Eagle in a Birch Tree

1st grade students created beautiful eagles within the last month.  They drew the head and neck of their eagles free hand.  After they had the outline of their eagles finished they traced their projects with a black thin felt tip marker.  Using the Crayola Color Sticks students added color with gradation to show the appearance of shadows; they were especially careful in handling the color of the eagle's white feathers and the birch tree's trunk and branches.  They did an incredible job!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hey Mr. Snowman!

Young 5 students created a waving snowboy or snowgirl with crayons and watercolor paint during the cold month of January.  Students loved having the ability to chose whichever colors they wanted on their scarf, hat, and buttons, along with learning how to draw a snowman up close without three circles.