January 2017 
Mixed: Winter and Multicultural Themes


Grade 1:  Chinese Dragons Students will use  use three tints of blue paint (similar to the blue and white glazes of Chinese ceramics) to create a mythological Chinese dragon. This art project will provide an opportunity to learn about Chines lore and the magic of the dragon.  We will be able to celebrate Lunar New Year beginning January 26 with a lot of dragon love in our hearts

     
    
  


Grade 2: Symmetric hearts Second graders will use dark oil pastel to create half a heart then fold the paper to magically transfer their designs and create a symmetric image.  Next paint will be added to the shapes.  Students will mix white to full strength colors to create tints.



Grade 3:   Ndebele Houses Exploring the motif of  Blue Willow plates and Chines architecture in the form of the pagoda,
third graders created a circular compositon and border in tints of blue.



Grade 4:   Chinese Dragons! We went 3D and created dragons out of reused yarn cones. the aspect of three dimensions 
creates new ways to challenge our brains and hands to work together with materials that offer more interest but at times 
seem somewhat stubborn.



Grade 5:   Chinese Zodiac Animals!  Chinese Dragons! We went 3D and created our own individual zodiac animals
 out of reused yarn cones. the aspect of three dimensions creates new ways to challenge our brains and hands to 
work together with materials that offer more interest but at times seem somewhat stubborn.  We had about an even 
number of roosters and dogs and a solitary monkey!