This Week in Art ~

The ECC classes will be learning about the dandelion flower.  They will use a fork and Qtips to paint their own dandelion pictures.  Kindergarten will finish up their Paper Sculpture Jungle Gyms.  It has been really fun to see the class create swing sets, tunnels and slides by either folding or curling the paper strips and gluing them down to a base.  The First Graders will be busy building their bird’s nest.  This week they will be adding assorted assemblage to their nest and drawing a very special bird to place inside the nest.  Second Grade will create an under the sea picture using watercolors, oil pastels and shells.  The inspiration for this project comes from Eric Carle’s book Mister Seahorse.

The Third Grade will learn about the art of American artist Winslow Homer.  They will study his painting The Lifeline and use tempera paint to create a seascape.  Fourth Graders will learn about the unique artwork created by artist Yoyoi Kusama.  They will be asked to design a room using this artist’s design style for inspiration.  Fifth Grade will get to work on a Patriotic Construction Paper Collage this week.

Sixth Grade will be putting the final touches on their Abstract Shoe Value Drawings this week….a great deal of coloring went into this one but definitely worth the wait.  Fantastic shading and beautiful work Sixth Grade…so proud of all of you!  Our Seventh Graders will start a lesson on one point perspective/vanishing point and will be creating Circle Cities!  Eighth Grade will learn about artist Frank Stella’s Protractor Series Paintings.  They will be using protractors to create their own abstract designs.  Finally…our Trim. 3 Art Elective class has been busy designing tagboard letters with colorful patterns to assemble into a special Name Sculpture.  Looking forward to seeing the final results soon.

Remember, the month of May is our Annual Fine Arts Festival at Trinity!  Come roam our halls to see the beautiful artwork our students have created this year!  Enjoy the upcoming musical concerts — our band students have been practicing and are ready to perform for you!

Keep Creating!

Mrs. Kerwin