A Peek into Art Class September 2017

Art Class

By: Ms. Faith

For the first month of art class, the students learned about primary colors, the color wheel, how we are all unique and using our senses. They also learned about two artists, Piet Mondrian and Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse was a French artist who was known for his use of color and for his paintings. Piet Mondrian was a Dutch abstract artist who had a huge impact on 20th century art.

These students are working on renditions of Mondran’s Composition ll in Red, Blue, and Yellow. They learned about primary colors, lines, and how to use glue sticks with this project.
 

  

The students learned what a self portrait is. We talked about how everyone is different and special. They looked in the mirror at themselves and looked at their features.

 

To celebrate fall, the young artists made fall trees using cut up vegetable to stamp in paint for the leaves. Since the theme that week was the five senses, we talked about how the vegetables looked, smelled, and felt.

A Peak into Music Class | September 2017

In September, the students met Ms. Lisa our music teacher, learned the rules for music, and how to use certain instruments.  The instruments we learned how to play were rhythm sticks, castanets, and maracas. The students also learned musical terms such as staccato, legato, allegro, andante, and adagio.

Singing hello to Allie the Allegator. Ms. Lisa has the students watch Allie’s mouth while they sing hello to her, so they know whe to start and end singing. This teaches them how to follow directions and how to sing together like a choir.
 
Using egg shakers to match the beat of the song.
 
Using maracas to make the sound of a train. The students marched in a circle like a train and had to listen when Ms. Lisa rang the bell and played the train whistle to know when to start and stop. The song played in defferent tempos as well, so the students practiced walking slowly, at a medium pace, and at a fast pace.