Before beginning our project, Kindergarten students did a symmetry activity. Students first took a couple shapes and put them up to the mirror. Students were excited to discover that the mirror reflected the shapes and created a new symmetrical shape. Students were then challenged to complete their symmetry after the mirror was taken away.
Students created their symmetrical tree by first folding their blue paper in half. Students then painted green paint on one side of the fold. The students folded the paper and when they opened it up the wet paint transferred onto the other side of the fold to create their symmetrical evergreen tree. Students then added a white horizon line for their snow and created asymmetrical snowflakes and snow clumps on their evergreen tree.
Fourth grade students gave each other feedback on their compositions for their modeling clay leaf relief. Students considered overlapping, variety in leaf shapes, and negative space. Students, after feedback, drew their final composition on cardboard and used modeling clay to create their bas-relief (low-relief) carving. We then sealed them with Mod-Podge.
First grade students used cardboard to paint paper for their apple still life collage. Students swept the cardboard back and forth and noticed the variegated cardboard edge creates a texture on their paper. We also looked at the picture book "A Day with No Crayons" where Eliza realizes she is still able to create even if she cannot use crayons.
Students were invited to South Middle School to meet with experts in the art categories of Photography, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Literature, and Music Composition. It was a great night, hosted by our PTA and helped inspire students with what they can submit to our Reflections contest.
Greenbrier's collaborative project this year is a fence weaving inspired by the book "A Nest for Celeste" by Henry Cole. We read excerpts of the book where it describes Celeste's weaving process when she creates her baskets. Each student created their own weft strip and choose a word to inspire their weft strip. These words are based on artistic intentions.
When students were finished with their weft strip they wove it into the fence
Greenbrier Weaves Us Together
DISTRICT ART EVENT- Student attend workshops at SMS from 6-7:30 on October 2nd. Please pre-register by September 25th using the link. Registration is required: https://goo.gl/forms/TlEBi3wIFAsiayb33
Parents will stay for the first 20 minutes for a brief overview of the submission process. We hope our artistic gators can enjoy this great event!
"I want to offer art as an outlet of expression to my students to help them gain a personal sense of accomplishment, ownership, and confidence while creating their work."