The first two weeks of art class are being spent going over introductions, classroom expectations, and of course, working on some important art skills.
The 3rd-5th grade classes are working on creating unique FONTS. We are exploring bubble letters, block letters, spacing, and using shadows/ perspective. The students are doing so well with this!
Check out the 'Art Links' page for a free online graffiti site!
The 1st and 2nd graders are working on overlapping letters to create interesting shapes. Their abstract artworks are being filled in with solid colors and PATTERNS.
The Kindergarten is starting with LINE work. They are practicing drawing, tracing, and naming a variety of lines. They are finishing by discussing their favorite type of line, tracing it with glue, and helping it stand out with glitter.
You can see more examples in the 'Student Gallery'!
I hope that everyone had an amazing summer! I am so excited to start this school year off by meeting so many new faces.
While I'm sure that having a new art teacher will bring on a bit of an adjustment period for the students and myself, I am happy to say that I have been in contact with Annette Hatch to ensure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Ms. Hatch has taken a position at the high school, so she will not be too far away.
Now, about the artosphere. On this page (Classroom Happenings) you will find a running blog about what is going on in the Hedke artroom. Here, updates, lessons, requests, and events will be discussed. In this blog I will provide some method to the artroom madness - some reason and possibly even a little rhyme.
Oh, I almost forgot the best part . . .
your participation in the artosphere! Feel free to use this space to leave comments, ask questions, or simply share your personal opinions. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at Hedke, but when we simply can't get together we can always meet here!
Here's to an exciting and art-filled school year!
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan