News & announcements from your child's school art room. March 12, 2018
2nd Trimester Newsletter 3/2018
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.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL LIBRARY ART SHOW:
Mark your calendar for  Thursday, May 3, 6-7:30 p.m so you and your whole family can attend the district-wide art show reception. Students who will have art on display will be notified in mid-April. See what the reception and show looked like last year from my post.

FAMILY-ISH READING NIGHT: Thanks to all the families that stopped into the art room. I took some pictures and posted them here: Family-ISH Reading Night - Dryden Art

SEE HOW STUDENTS MADE THEIR HEARTS GLOW AND BEAT ON VALENTINE’S DAY:
Hearts AGlow - Dryden Art

MY CONFERENCE NOTES: See my post about presenting and attending the Illinois Computer Educator’s conference here: ICE Conference 2018 - Dryden Art
And presenting and attending the Illinois Art Education Conference :IAEA17 Conference Reflections - Dryden Art

CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSICA in 5th grade for having a piece in the IAEA Student Art show
Illinois Art Education Student Art Show - Dryden Art

EDSURGE ARTICLE about innovative teachers: Featured in an Edsurge Article - Dryden Art

TRY YOUR BEST: 12 5th grade Fugleflick Filmmakers made an awesome movie that inspires the viewer to switch to a growth mindset and persist, problem-solve, and try your best: Try Your Best (full version) on Vimeo
See the post that explains some of the filmmakers’ special effects Green Screen FX: Spin into Art - Dryden Art

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOFIA AND LINDSAY in 3rd grade. Their short movie, Strange Magic, is a finalist in the Next Vista.org Student Video Contest. Watch and explore the other finalists: 2 Finalists in Contest via NextVista.org - Dryden Art

CONGRATULATIONS TO TYLER IN 3RD GRADE: His 2nd grade artwork is on the Youth Art Month Poster representing elementary art for all of Illinois.  Congrats Tyler-YAM Poster Winner! - Dryden Art
 
Just for Kindergarten
Students explored the secondary colors with these beautiful pumpkin patch landscape collages. They mixed paint to make purple and added wind to their mysterious sky. They mixed to make green for grass, orange for lines that curve down the pumpkin, and brown for stems and leaves. Notice all the overlapping as they placed a pumpkin in the foreground, middle ground, and background.
Some only have a speck of horizon line showing, but that was important too.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindergarten Landscapes

Kindergarteners identified large, medium, and small circles as they constructed their drawing for their snowman painting. They overlapped the circles and used shapes to paint accessories.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindergarten Snowman Painting

Kindergarteners made a 3D sculpture of a snowman out of one lump of model magic clay. This was secretly a math lesson where students learn to divide clay. View the lesson here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/math-and-art-clay-snowmen
Artsonia Art Gallery - Kindergarten Snowman Sculpture
 
Just for 1st Grade
First graders made monochromatic fish with a base, tint, and shade of one color. Then the scales were drawn over the dried paint to show the visual texture. See this post to learn more about the lesson:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/monochromatic-fish3983852

When finished, each student erased the backgrounds digitally and learned how to animate the fish in an app called Do Ink Animation app using our art room iPads. See the Class Animation Movies:
1-1 https://vimeo.com/253474966
1-2 https://vimeo.com/252576652
1-3 https://vimeo.com/254012806
1st MA https://vimeo.com/251537069

Learn about monochromatic with this fugleflick:
http://vimeo.com/6364006
Learn about visual texture with this fugleflick:
http://vimeo.com/9284044

1st graders are learning about penguins as we sculpt one out of model magic clay. Students began with one lump of clay and followed all the steps until there was no clay left. There was lots of division in the directions (shhh-the truth is the lesson is full of math).
Artsonia Art Gallery - Clay Penguins
When students were done making these cute little penguins, they were used for an all-class stop-motion animation to create the illusion that they moved. View these and more on my post here:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/1st-grade-clay-penguins
 
 
Just for 2nd Grade
2nd graders put their George Washington Portrait Painting on the dollar bill using Festisite.com
Then they reflected on what they would do for America if they were president.
Artsonia Art Gallery - If I were President...
See this post to learn more: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/realistic-george-washington-portrait
 
Now that 2nd graders learned all the rules for creating realistic portraits, they broke all the rules on purpose with these colorful cardboard Picasso-inspired collages.
See this post: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/realistic-and-abstract
Artsonia Art Gallery - Picasso Portrait Cardboard Collages

Stay posted for their LEGO Murals in honor of Black History Month. See this post:
Black History Lego Mural (round 2) - Dryden Art
 
Just for 3rd Grade
Students collaboratively made these landscapes of landmarks from around the United States to use for their stop-motion animations. The foreground and possibly the middle ground move across their backgrounds to create the illusion of movement as they fly over on their magic carpets.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Landscape Construction for Stop Motion Animation
This still image is from an animation where the students layered their stop motion animation of a landmark, their paintings of magic carpets, and their green screen video of themselves flying using the Green Screen App by Do Ink.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Riding a Magic Carpet over Landmarks
The final videos are in my post as well as all the resources and behind the scenes work that went into this amazing video:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/magic-carpet-ride

You can also go directly to the student videos here:
3-1: https://vimeo.com/252364152
3-2: https://vimeo.com/252904936
3-3: https://vimeo.com/250135805
3-4 https://vimeo.com/250643080

Third graders turned shapes (circle, triangle, and rectangle) into forms (sphere, cone, and cylinder). Then made these forms look like vessels used for scientific experiments (florence flask, erlenmeyer flask, and beaker). Artsonia Art Gallery - Color Mixing Scientists

Then students mixed the primary colors together in different combination in each of the three vessels to make the secondary colors. Their backgrounds were designed with perspective showing a vanishing point and converging lines. They were painted with secondary colors in a checkerboard pattern.

See our post and keep your eye open for the digital extension:
http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/color-mixing-scientists
 
 
Just for 4th Grade
4th graders worked on creating their self-portraits in a three-quarter pose. They mixed tints, shades, and neutrals as they painted their portrait in a monochromatic palette. 
Artsonia Art Gallery - Monochromatic Self-Portraits by 4th Grade
4th graders only used one color (mixed with white & black) for their monochromatic portraits. This digital extension allows them to see what their portrait would have looked like in other color palettes.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Monochromatic Self-Portraits Triptychs

Learn more about the lesson from my post: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/4th-grade-monochromatic-portraits
 
Just for 5th Grade
5th graders created a figure template while studying proportion. Then they used the template to draw three action poses. The paintings were painted with 6 colors that were balanced throughout the composition with line and shape patterns.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Patterned Action Figures

5th graders created stop-motion animations using green screen stations in the art room. They animated a mannequin to show movement then layered this video over their figure drawing paintings that also show movement. This is a screenshot of their clip.Artsonia Art Gallery - Movement over Movement

Watch their collaborative videos and learn more about the project here: http://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/dynamically-demonstrating-movement

Go directly to the class movie: 
5-1 https://vimeo.com/259043561
5-2 https://vimeo.com/258673438
5-3 https://vimeo.com/257776471
5-4 https://vimeo.com/259392890
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