WEEK: 8 DATE: September, 25 2016

First/Second Grade: Make a Monster

 

In the weeks running up to Halloween, we will be exploring some scary monsters.  This week students will have the opportunity to create their own monster.  Students will see a quick walk-thru how to create a monster from the different columns with various body parts.  After assembling their monster, students will then make their monster out of clay for the following class.

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Rainy Clouds with a chance of Rainbows Painting

As we approach the end of the Monsoon Season, we will be exploring the beautiful illusion of rainbows.  Students will learn about color theory, the order of the rainbow colors and how they are a part of our lives every day.

 

Fifth Grade: Rainy Clouds with a chance of Rainbows Painting

As we approach the end of the Monsoon Season, we will be exploring the beautiful illusion of rainbows.  Students will learn about color theory, the order of the rainbow colors and how they are a part of our lives every day.

 

 

WEEK: 7 DATE: September, 18 2016

First/Second Grade:  Making Shapes

This week we will focus on learning our basic shapes.   Students will also learn about the importance that shapes play in our world and how reliant we are upon them.  Students will get a change to practice making shapes and learn the concept of 3D and how shapes can fool us.

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Shading Techniques

In continuing our review/build-up of basic skills for new and returning students, we will be looking at the concept of shading and what role it plays in rendering believable objects.  Students will be exposed to a variety of techniques that will enhance their ability to render convincing forms.

 

Fifth Grade: Line Drawing

This exercise will get students arms working again.  We will go over basic principles of line and how they can render form.  After practicing a number of techniques, the students will create a composition of their own using at least 2-3 of the techniques they just learned.

WEEK: 6 DATE: September, 11 2016

First/Second Grade: Cut-out Lanterns

The Moon Festival is getting closer! Do you feel the excitement in the air?  We will be going over how to make lanterns through folding paper.  Children will also be honing their cut and paste skills.  Such exercises can strengthen hand/eye coordination.  Students will be making a variety of shapes which they will then use to make lanterns.

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Moon Cakes

Does the word ‘festival’ make you hungry?  We will be making our own Moon Cakes for the Moon Festival.  Students will be given a variety of different patterns to copy.  Moon Cakes may just spring up about anywhere this holiday season.  If you’re not careful, you may eat one!

Fifth Grade: Dragon Head

We will be making a dragon drawing using a follow-draw technique.  Students will start with some warm-up exercises to get them ready for the shapes of the dragon’s head.  After drawing the head, the students will have access to different media with which to color the beast.

Book Markers

WEEK: 5 DATE: September, 4 2016

First/Second Grade: Rabbits Making Rice Cakes on the Moon

The Moon Festival is fast approaching!  To get ready for this festive time of year, we will be honoring the Jade Rabbit and his rice cakes on the Moon.  Students will be making their own version of this mythological bunny this week.

 

Third/Fourth Grade: Moon Festival Lanterns

We will be studying lanterns that are so popular in this part of the world.  Students will be making their own lanterns using pastels on dark paper for natural contrast.  We will be looking at slides of old lanterns from around the world.

 

Fifth Grade: Moon Festival Lanterns

We will be studying lanterns that are so popular in this part of the world.  Students will be making their own lanterns using pastels on dark paper for natural contrast.  We will be looking at slides of old lanterns from around the world.