Congratulations to all of our Gator artists who had work selected for the District 25 Student Art Show! Below are pictures from the reception that was held to celebrate the opening of the show. The artwork will remain on display in the library's Marketplace throughout the month of May.
In the classroom, fifth grade students have been working on their geometry city. While in Art class, students are finishing up their 3D printing design and are waiting for it to be printed. Students used the website TinkerCad to design their city and we will use a Dremel 3D printer to have their design printed with plastic filament.
First grade students started with an exploration day about symmetry. We looked at many famous buildings and monuments in the world and students were amazed that so many of them are symmetrical! Students built their own symmetrical buildings and realized without symmetry the foundation of their building was not very stable.
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.
"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."