As we end the month of February and begin the month of March, here is what we will be doing:
Kindergarten: These students will finish paintings about their dreams that are inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo.
1st Grade: Students in these classes will finish their monochromatic drawings.
2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will create fabric designs inspired by Adire cloth created by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. We will look at examples of Adire cloth and discuss the meanings of the symbols used on these cloths. Then, each student will choose an Adire symbol and use that symbol to create a design for his / her cloth square. This week, each student will plan his / her drawing in pencil.
3rd Grade: These students will continue working on their biomorphic sculptures inspired by the artist Isamu Noguchi.
4th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay sculptures of monsters from Greek mythology. This week, they will finish sketches for their sculptures.
NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete their sketches in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Sketches for students in Rooms 203 and 207 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.
5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about gold work created by the Akan people of Ghana. These designs make extensive use of pattern and the patterns in these designs often use radial symmetry (a design has radial symmetry when all of its elements are organized around the center). Each student is creating an Akan-inspired design. Each student’s design must use at least 3 shapes to create a pattern and each pattern must use radial symmetry. This week, each student will make any necessary revisions to their sketches and begin inscribing his / her design into a sheet of gold foil.
NOTE: Any students who are unable to complete their revisions in class will be allowed to take them home to complete them. Revisions for students in Room 210 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM. Revisions for students in Room 219 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.
6th Grade: These students will continue working on designs inspired by tile work from Morocco. This week, each student will continue carving his / her tile.
7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue creating clay animations. This week, students will continue creating their storyboards.
NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 120 are due Thursday @ 4;15 PM.
8th Grade: The 8th graders will finish painting cels for their cel animations. They will also learn about concrete poems. These are poems where the way the poem is written on the page helps the reader to understand the poem. Artists who create these poems do things like use words to make shapes, change the weight of the letters, and change the size of the letters).This week, students will begin creating first drafts for their concrete poems.
NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish the required work for their animations will be allowed to come in before school or after school to work on them. I will be this Tuesday and Wednesday before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) and after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM). Storyboards for Room 120 are due Wednesday @ 4;15 PM.
If there are any questions, please let me know.