November 2015





In November, we will explore

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Grade 5:  
Our grade 5 students will use relief printmaking techniques to create the images of a smiley (or not a smiley face) out of simple shapes of cut foam.  The foam pieces will be adhered to a printing plate, then inked with a brayer and printed on printmaking paper.  We will look at the printmaking artwork of  Andy Warhol for our inspiration!

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Grade 4:
Students will use the Japanese printmaking technique of Gyotaku to create an image of a fish on a background of paper that has been patterned with watercolor strokes suggesting water and sea plants.

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Look at the amazing and inventive water-like patterns our fourth graders created!
One supply of deep turquoise watercolor, a brush and white paper equals a sea of possibilities.
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Grade 3:  
Grade 3 will use construction paper to create a warp and then strips of construction paper for wefts. When their weavings are completed, students will use "found objects" to print designs on their weavings.
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It is amazing how the children's clothes
sometimes echo the colors
we choose for our artwork!
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Grade 2:
Students will print colorful, marbled images of a Very Hungry Caterpillar using varied forms of printing tools: sponges, erasers, bottle caps, etc. Thank you, Eric Carle, for all your wonderful and inspiring illustrations!

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It is amazing how the children's clothes
sometimes echo the colors
we choose for our artwork!

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Grade 1:  
Grade 1 students will use the printing technique of monoprints to create a reflected image.

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