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!
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!
3rdgraders’ handmade books are hanging in the halls of Hilton. In honor of the Irish cultural garden in Hilton’s new courtyard, we studied art made by the ancient Celts. We learned that the Celts did amazing metal work. We learned to do metal carving with lines that pop out (repousse) and lines that sink in (incision,) to make beautiful symmetrical designs for our book covers.
We then looked at an Irish treasure, The Book of Kells, an ancient book created in the year 800. The students used an initial from their name, and inspired by those in The Book of Kells, created an illumination to light up the first page of their book. Their illumination illustrates something they like to do. Using calligraphy pens and ink the students finished their names. We wondered what it would be like to write an entire book by hand, in that way!
For the next page Mrs. Kraus helped students create a wordle in computer lab. Their wordle includes adjectives and nouns to describe and tell about themselves.
We compared/contrasted the “then and now,” use of technology to make our different pages. Students were surveyed and asked which technology they preferred. Of the 66 third graders that responded, 38 preferred the “then” technology-making their handmade page and 28 preferred the “now” technology of the wordle page. Reasons given were, “you get to type all the time, but I hardly ever get to paint, I love to paint”…”it felt like I went back in time,” and “I am a total Internet fanatic!”
The Cleveland Museum of Art currently has exhibitions (until January) of art from the Middle Ages, that reflect what we have just studied.
The Glory of the Painted Page
The Glory of the Painted Page has on view many texts from all over Europe with real illuminations and Treasures from Heaven shows objects made with out of this world metal work. There is even a hands on metal work workshop with the jewelry and metal teacher from the Cleveland Institute of Art for families on Dec. 5th from 1:30-3:30. Click on the illumination for a link to the museum and more information and great slide shows of the art!