Working together with Hilton students and parent volunteers art projects were auctioned at Family Bingo Night, on Feb. 16th. Thanks to all the artists that contributed their skills and time to create the beautiful pieces that were auctioned to give back to Hilton School. Every student at Hilton contributed to the projects and I am so proud of their hard work and so glad that they were able to experience and learn that artists can and do often use their talents and skills to uplift and give back to their community! Way to go Hilton artists!
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3rd grade tile for the framed mirrors
Students in grades K-3 have been busily creating art projects that will be up for auction at Hilton’s Family Bingo night-for more information about the event see Hilton PSO’s website http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e3a8hohf6e4347be&llr=trnm69dab.
painting the robot details
3rd graders voted on a theme, then painted tiles that will be used to frame mirrors and a chalkboard. 2nd graders have reclaimed furniture and decorated each with painted images. Each 1st grade student created a square for a class quilt. Kindergarten students gave their thumbprints for class ceramics bowls…..
Mrs. Gagne's class ceramic bowl-before firing
Mrs. Ciolek's am class
Mrs. Ciolek's pm class
- 2nd graders painting their Bee Bench
more pictures to come as we finish up!
Kindergarten art students are making a storm of snow fun. First, we folded paper and cut out shapes on the sides-it was amazing when we unfolded the paper-the shapes repeated 4 times to make symmetrical patterns that look like snowflakes. We decorated the white paper with white oil pastels, then painted the snowflakes with shivering COOL colors and guess what? The white decorations magically appeared! Ask any all day Kindergartener what the 3 cool colors are!
Working in groups, we built a snowman…we cooperated to glue our snow balls together, then mixed the cool colors with white paint and discovered that the colors got lighter! Using bubble wrap we printed with our light cool colors all over the snowmen…our hands got so messy we even put some handprints on.
Next week when the paint was dry we worked together to create details for our snow friends.
A Snow Friend with his artists
Blow Inflatable Chair, Jonathan de Pas
2nd Graders want you to choose your favorite chair. We are going to compare how different kinds of people respond to the same art.
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2nd graders chair designs are progressing…
adding color and pattern
adding texture and detail
creating an interior design-a room for our chair
3rd graders at HD are where the action is. They have just completed figure drawings inspired by the art of Keith Haring. We learned that Keith grew up in Pennsylvania, not far from Ohio. To make it in the big time as an artist he moved to New York City and began drawing in subway stations. More and more people started watching and loving Keith’s drawing until he was known all over the city. Then, Keith began to show his work in art galleries all over the world! We used Keith’s ideas to show action, movement and rhythm in our figure drawings:
diagonal lines and bending arms and legs
Click on the link to the left to play games and do art on the “Haring Kids!” website!
patterns-repeating line, shapes and colors
2nd grade students have become green designers for one of their stuffed animals. Design is when an artist arranges the art elements like line, shape, color, texture, pattern & space to make something useful. Design is everywhere; everything we use, read, wear, and live in, everyday starts with an artist that designs it. There are graphic designers, architects, interior designers, fashion designers, and industrial designers. Good design should have good form (how it looks) and must function (how it works.)
Feltri Chair, Gaetano Pesce
The Bubbles Chaise Lounge, Frank Gehry
Students looked at many famous chair designs…
Blow Inflatable Chair, Jonathan de Pas
… and inspired by these creative designs students taped together reclaimed materials to build a chair with interesting shapes and lines, and that functions for their client. From there we are covering the recyclables with papier mache and started to add color to our design with paint.
creating with coils
3rd grade artists have been exploring clay coil building. We looked at many examples of coil vessels made by various artists,
and then spent one class learning to roll coils, build the sides by stacking coils, and slip/score so the pieces stick together.
Students explored the line quality of coils and possible ways to use those coily lines to make decorations. We cleaned up early for time to sketch an idea for our assignment for next week: create a coil vessel with a clay coil line decoration. We worked from our sketch to build our vessels.
building with coils
slippin' & scorin'
Glazed and fired!