A zentangle is an extremely relaxing type of advanced doodling. Students were reflective while they created zentangles in the shape of feathers. Classes discussed the importance and symbolism of feathers in Native American culture. The students used line, shape, and contrast to complete these beautiful works. More can be seen in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade gallery's.
Students in 4th and 5th grade also used collage to create a birch tree forest landscapes. It was a time consuming process but the results were beautiful and unique.
Hedke hangs our art show at the Trenton Board of Education building over the summer months. So, the art from last year was taken down this fall. I am very proud of every student's work, but these are just a few that really stood out last year.
The fall harvest is upon us and the students read/listened to stories about the harvest moon and garden vegetables. After discussing the many changes that take place in nature during fall harvest, kindergarten through second grade students created their own harvests and harvest moons. They learned about shading and creating silhouettes. Here are some examples of the harvest moons. You can see more on the first grade page of the student gallery.
The Dot by Peter Reynolds is a book that people of all ages can learn from and enjoy. In this book a young artist discovers that creativity starts with just making a single mark. To start this year we will be getting students started exploring their own creativity with the creation of their own dots.
Check out the 4th grade and kindergarten galleries to view more student artwork.
I'm excited for the new school year! I have revamped the Hedke Art Website and hope you like the new look. There have been some nice additions to the art room as well. There is a new carpet for reading, class discussions and art analysis. There are also new tables. Can't wait to put them to use. Check in often this year to see student artwork and what is happening in the Hedke Artroom.
Celebrating the lives of those that have come before us is the idea behind Dia de los Muetros. The students created sugar skulls and skeleton hands holding flowers that represent the cycle of life. This holiday is both beautiful and meaningful. The artwork that resulted, and the symbolism behind them, are as well.
So far this year we have been very busy in the art room learning about LINE, SHAPE, FORM, and VALUE.
Window collages inspired by Matisse's Open Window brought a beautiful close to the summer.
K-2 students have explored their EMOTIONS using abstract art to show the colors and feelings in their hearts. The results are beautiful and meaningful.
Grades 3-5 have been using LINE to create depth in artwork.
With Halloween around the corner, students in Kindergarten and 1st have been creating cat collages.
2nd and 3rd grade have been working on using VALUE to create FORM in organic pumpkin drawings/collage. The lumpier the better!
4th and 5th grade have been working with clay to create spider web coasters and witch hats. This exploration of FORM has been especially fun.
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan