Madison Elementary Art

April

Panoply is coming up! Panoply is an arts festival in Big Spring Park in Huntsville that features performances, professional artists, free art activities for kids and a student art tent showing off art from schools all over north Alabama (including MES!). If you are in town the last weekend of April, I highly recommend taking your family there! For more information you can click on this link http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival/


Kindergarten: Following Vincent Van Gogh, kindergarteners learned about the artwork of the famous artist Georgia O'Keefe. We talked about what inspires artists and students are in the middle of creating paper poppies inspired by one of O'Keefe's paintings.


1st Grade: We talked about graphic design and logos at the beginning of the month and students have been working on their designs for the MES field day T-shirt contest. Next, we will start looking at famous portraits and drawing our own self-portrait.


2nd Grade: Students finished their Matisse paper collages and then moved on to discuss logos and graphic design. They designed their own design for the MES field day T-shirt contest and will finish up the month working on self-portraits.


3rd Grade: The water lily paintings inspired by Claude Monet turned out beautifully! This week students worked on designs for the field day T-shirt contest after talking about logos and graphic design. Next, students will be exploring the 3D sculptural side of art in their creations.


4th Grade: We took a pause in weaving for students to draw a design for the field day T-shirt contest. Fourth graders did a great job coming up with unique logos and creative slogans! We will finish the month weaving with yarn and learning about the history of weaving dating back to ancient times.


5th Grade: Fifth grade also discussed logos and graphic design as a career. They then became graphic designers as they created their entry for the field day t-shirt contest. Next, students will create colorful, symmetrical, 3D artwork made with small pieces of folded paper glued in a pattern.


6th Grade: We studied artwork by Vincent Van Gogh and particularly a famous painting of his chair. We discussed objects representing someone's identity as a form of portraiture and they are working on a pop-up paper chair which they drew and colored to reflect their interests.

About the teacher:

I am a graduate of Bob Jones High School and went to the University of Kansas where I received a BAE-Bachelors in Art Education. I live in Madison with my husband Taylor and our dog and two cats. I am a big Kansas basketball fan, Rock Chalk! I love to travel, read, jog with my dog and paint when I have the time.