ATTENTION SJES ARTISTS!
THE LILLIAN BLACK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, FROM 1-5PM IN THE BISHOP O'DOWD HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. STOP BY TO SEE THE ARTWORK FROM SJES ARTISTS AND OTHER K-12 SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE!
Click here to see the list of students who will have artwork displayed at
Lillian Black: /documents/2017/2/LillianBlackList2017-1.pdf
During January, K-2nd graders have been working hard to finish their Romero Britto animal projects. Students drew cats, dogs (1st and 2nd graders) or fish (Kindergardeners) and used the elements of art pattern, line, shape and color to create designs inspired by Brazilian Neo-Pop artist Romero Britto. Students worked on their craftsmanship, use of space and balance during this project. 3rd-5th graders have been doing an excellent job on their Beanie Baby Still Life project. Students chose one Beanie Baby toy to draw from life, practicing their observational drawing skills. Students observed their Beanie Baby's texture, form and values and are using a combination of watercolor pencils and watercolor paints to add color to their projects. Middle school students have begun their Grid Portrait project of an influential person. Students having been hard at work drawing precise 1.5 or 2 inch sqaure grids to enlarge a picture their chosen influential person on. Students are learning about facial proportions, measuring and how to focus on one part of a drawing at time.
Check out finished artwork on SJES' Artsonia Art Gallery Page! Be sure to leave a comment on your favorite artist's work! :) http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=160820
For our next projects, K-2nd graders will create a painting inspired by Japanese artist Hokusai and his famous wood-block print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." Students will practice using line, warm and color colors and painting skills during this project. 3rd-5th graders will learn about the Japanese art of Notan designs - which mean the balance between dark and light. Students will create contrasting Notan designs practicing their cutting and gluing skills as well as learning about contrast, and positive vs. negative space. Middle School students next project is a Coil Pot using air dry clay and a combination of pinch pot and coil techniques. Students will learn the basics of the slip and score methods of ceramics and how to manipulate media into 3-D form.