Art Room Newsletter: March 9, 2016

News & announcements from your child's school art room. March 9, 2016
Second Trimester in Dryden's Art Class
from Mrs. Fuglestad
Here is what we've been learning and exploring in each of our grade levels during art class.
Some general news: P.S. Are you following me on Twitter? Catch all the latest Dryden Art news, posts, and fun by following @fuglefun
 
Just for Kindergarten
We finished our pumpkin patch landscapes:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1036014
Then worked on creating a 2-D snowman painting:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1075034
View this tweet of some students painting:
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/686244813063254016
Students then used clay to make a 3-D snowman sculpture:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1089060
See this tweet of some kindergartners painting their sculpture:
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/694564808767700992
We are currently working on creating our self portrait.
See this tweet of students playing "pin the feature on the face":
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/704719691324002304
 
Just for 1st Grade
Students finished their symmetrical monster collages:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1083854
Learn more about this lesson here:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/go-away-big-any-color-monster
Take a peek at this tweet to see a monster that came back into the artroom after we finished:
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/698188472981569536
Then we made the monsters abstract as we learned how to work with digital images on the iPad. View them "percolated" in the percolator app: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1085266
Some students had a chance to try a Lovely AppSmash for Valentine's Day.
We are currently making Pigeon Don't paintings (see them here as they finish) that will become book covers designs. Learn more about this lesson here and stay tuned for our results!
 
 
Just for 2nd Grade
Students worked on creating a winter self-portrait. They learned to photograph and upload their sketch using iPad document cameras thanks to an ABC/25 grant!
View sketches here:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1077404
View the finished Winter Self-Portraits here:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1102722
They look amazing! See this tweet of a display in the hallways:
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/702115476525154304

We are working on our Pablo Picasso collages now...stay tuned!
 
 
Just for 3rd Grade
Thanks to your fundraising efforts by purchasing items on Artsonia, I was able to buy a class set of Dr. Seuss books for our third grade lesson. See this tweet:
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/687340817829244928
We made Dr. Seuss inspired animals to add to our Seuss-ish zoo:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1085546
These creatures were then layered into the "If I Ran the Zoo" book cover:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1088979
Learn about the lesson, see images of students working, and watch a video made by one group where they speak through their creatures: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/what-if-you-ran-the-zoo
Students are currently working on a light up relief sculpture with paper circuits thanks to an ABC/25 grant. View this tweet to see some working: https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/707366666053799937
Stay tuned!
 
 
Just for 4th Grade
4th graders finished doing a series of physical and digital creations.
First they drew a silly person chosen from a "how to draw" packet. They photographed it and made it a high contrast image: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1060952
These were then made into Pop art in the style of Andy Warhol:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1060971
Learn more here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/drawings-made-into-pop-art-on-ipad
Then the image was used to learn some graphic design techniques, positive & negative, and reflection as they turned it into a Downton Abbey styled graphic design:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1073824
Learn more here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/downton-abbey-positivenegative-space
Then students had a chance to do an All Class Stop Motion Animation. View the super fun results here:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/1-ipad-1-free-app2-much-fun
This group tried out our dancing monster stop motion lesson (you can try this out on STEAM night this May!)
View the work created by 4th graders during the Animation Workshop 
offered for those hoping to enter a film into the Reflections Contest. Congrats to Katie for moving on to the next level!
Students are currently working on a Rene Magritte inspired surrealist painting based on "Son of Man" and preparing for our trip to the Art Institute of Chicago in April with fun games that get us thinking and talking about art. Stay tuned!
 
Just for 5th Grade
Fifth graders used their finished light up robots as the cover image for Newsweek magazine:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1060975
Learn more about this lesson  http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/paper-circuit-robot-digital-extension
See which one was featured in an article in January's issue of School Arts Magazine here: How to Make a Light Up Robot
Students tried an Hour of Code in the Art Room
They are currently working on making themselves fly like the character in Tar Beach, by Faith Ringgold. They finished their Flying figures:
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1094775
and are working on finishing their cityscapes of Chicago. These will be the backgrounds for their flying animation. View finished cityscapes here:  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1108023
Learn more here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/flying-animations-on-ipads
See this tweet of students drawing on their iPads:
https://twitter.com/DoInkTweets/status/692784848365297664

Fugleflick filmmakers are wrapping up their movie. Look at some of the amazing video effects they are creating in this post: Fuglefun ways to use Green Screen
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