May 31, 2018

News from your child's school art room
May 31, 2018
Third Trimester Newsletter from Dryden's Art Room
from Mrs. Fuglestad
Thank you for taking a few moments to find out what has been happening in your child's art class. There is so much more learning going on than a glimpse in the hallways would show since we do so many digital extensions to our learning with our class set of iPads.

Family STEAM Night Sphero Painting
This event CREATEd a mural that is now hanging above the art room door. See photos on my blog post.

AHML Art Show pictures from the display and reception:
AHML Art Show 2018 - Dryden Art

TRY YOUR BEST: 5th grade Fugleflick Filmmakers screened their growth mindset film,  Try Your Best  at the AHML reception and at the Schaumburg Screen Test Jr. View my post (scroll to bottom)
Try Your Best Growth Mindset Fugleflick - Dryden Art

Congratulations to our three raffle winners. Take a look at them sporting’ their custom T-Shirts featuring their own art in the Dryden display case or online here HALL OF FAME RAFFLE - Dryden Art

Just for Kindergarten

Kindergarteners learned how to create their self-portraits Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindergarten Self Portraits Look at my post to see all the steps, the two games they played, and a digital extension that some students were able to speak through their art:
See the video where students spoke through their art: https://vimeo.com/263657520

Kindergarteners created a still life of flowers in a vase with sponge painting, color balance, and pattern.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindergarten Still Life

Then, kindergarteners used the iPad app Percolator to abstract their artwork. See them here:
Artsonia Art Gallery - Percolated Still Life (gallery)
https://twitter.com/fuglefun/status/999734769167622144 (picture of some of them working)

Just for Grade 1

1st graders made an all-class stop-motion animation with their clay penguins to create the illusion of movement. View it here: https://vimeo.com/260237243
Learn more from my post: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/1st-grade-clay-penguins

Students drew a teddy bear made from shapes, added details and visual texture, then filled it with textured paint. Artsonia Art Gallery - Corduroy
The story of Corduroy, which inspired this lesson, reminds us that sometimes a bear needs its owner to sew. So, we added buttons and practiced tying knots and bows.
Learn more here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/corduroy-paintings 

Just for Grade 2

Second graders did an amazing job of building LEGO Murals in honor of Black History Month. See this post: Black History Lego Mural (round 2) - Dryden Art
Artsonia Art Gallery - Black History Lego Murals

Students looked at the artwork of Laurel Burch as they designed these abstract cats. Artsonia Art Gallery - Abstract Cat They painted them with a set of analogous colors and filled them with color, line, and shape pattern. View the post for more info: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/abstract-cats-inspired-by-laurel-birch

Just for Grade 3

Students finished their digital extension for the color mixing scientists projects described here:
Go directly to the animation video: https://vimeo.com/260253995
Third graders studied kindness to make a Kindness Campaign from stories and listened to advice from other children as they created these Moving Memes. Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindness Campaign
Make sure you watch the wings flap in the video.
Lesson: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/kindness-campaign-moving-memes

View the moving memes videos:
3-1 https://vimeo.com/271288475
3-2 https://vimeo.com/270749714
3-3 https://vimeo.com/271131381
3-4 https://vimeo.com/271686558
I set up the movies in an iPad Kiosk in the art room that plays continuously. We’re calling it the Kindness Kiosk. See what it looks like from this tweet.

Just for Grade 4

4th graders constructed a moveable bird out of cardboard, paint, gloss, and brass fasteners. 
These beautiful birds came alive through stop-motion animation much like Whirligigs come alive when the wind moves them. Artsonia Art Gallery - WhirlyBirds

Watch these whirligig movies:
4-1 https://vimeo.com/270773295
4-2 https://vimeo.com/272656671
4-3 https://vimeo.com/271140482
4-4 https://vimeo.com/270178922

View this post to learn more: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/cardboard-whirligig-using-stop-motion

Just for Grade 5

Students did an animation from their patterned figure paintings Artsonia Art Gallery - Patterned Action Figures where they lifted a figure, masked, and re-drew the pattern, then moved it.
See the videos here:
5-1 https://vimeo.com/264302571
5-2 https://vimeo.com/263213481
5-3 https://vimeo.com/263035851
5-4 https://vimeo.com/264667121

Learn more about this lesson: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/make-it-and-move-it-patterned-paintings

5th graders were introduced to progression animation and the magic of stop-motion. They were given a creativity challenge where they had to dream up an illusion only possible through stop-motion, create or gather the items needed and communicate their idea to their animators and photographer as they directed their video.
We looked at the animations of Evan Hilton for inspiration.
See my post for links: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/progression-animation-challenge

Go directly to the class movies:
5-1 https://vimeo.com/268851722
5-2 https://vimeo.com/268456804
5-3 https://vimeo.com/267461885
5-4 (ran out of time: view my post to see gifs)
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