The start of the school year is always filled you such excitement!
Donations of Clorox wipes will be GREATLY appreciated!
After reintroducing ourselves to each other and the classroom, I love to work on name inspired artworks for the start of the year. Name art incorporates line and shape, when using a scheme, it also incorporates color. It is a fun place to start and a great way to get creative juices flowing.
4th and 5th grade will be working on Graffiti art. We will discuss real-world examples, and the ethics behind graffiti making, or tagging. We will use perspective to make our names really pop!
3rd graders will be creating name bugs. This is a fun project that always turns out great. Students can also practice their cursive skills on this one.
1st and 2nd graders will be creating a name art inspired by the artist Paul Klee. They will work on handwriting, repetition, color schemes, folding, and more!
Kindergarten will be creating rubbings from three dimensional versions of their own names. They will work on tracing to improve name spelling, letter recognition, and handwriting.
Click on the images to view more artwork.
I look forward to another GREAT YEAR!!
It's that time of year again! I'm so excited to welcome back all of my young artists! This year is going to be so much fun as we advance our art education.
We will start the year by going over our classroom expectations. After that, we will dive right in.
K-2 will be completing a shape, pattern, and creativity assessment. They will be given instructions on different types of patterns to use in different shapes. Then they will cut out their shapes and create a person. We will do this again closer to the end of the year in order to show each student's progress over the year.
3-5 will be completing an elements of design worksheet. This may be new and unfamiliar to many and that is okay. We will complete the sheet at the beginning and again near the end of the year to show growth in both skills and knowledge. The elements of design will be covered throughout the year. They are the basic building blocks of art and design.
For any of you readers that may have not seen the artroom before, this little area is probably the most popular with the students. "The carpet" is a place where students can draw, color, play with blocks, create origami, weave, read, and relax. Students can be found exploring this area after project completion or when they are in need of a short break. It's my favorite spot too :). Newly added this year are two mini workstation tables.
With quite a late start, I am pleased to announce that I will be selecting an artist of the month from this point forward.
Our first artist is Kylee B. from Mrs. Sarkody's Kindergarten class!
Kylee is always giving her best! She is a great young artist, a wonderful student and a good friend to her classmates. She helps out whenever she can with cleaning or helping her classmates with their art.
Her smile and excitement in the artroom brighten everyones day! Perfect for the coming of a warm spring! (fingers crossed) :)
Kylee's favorite colors are pink and purple. She loves flowers and puppies.
Keep up the great work KYLEE!
Some of our student artwork was selected to be displayed in the Trenton Board of Education office!
Here it is! If you are in the neighborhood feel free to stop by and check it our for yourself!
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