We are starting off the year by decorating the front of our sketchbooks in each grade
Kindergarten: Lines that Wiggle with crayons and watercolor
First Grade: warm and cool color paintings made extra special with decorative tape and name stickers
Second Grade: radial designs with crayons and watercolor
Third Grade: Echo lines
Fourth Grade: illuminated letters
Fifth Grade: zentangle names
Art Going Home
At the end of the school year we look forward to sending home your student’s artwork in a collection that will show exploration of various media, their process, and their progression of skills throughout the year. During the school year teachers keep the majority of work to be able to assess students’ growth and exhibit the work. One goal of the RVSD Art program is to showcase students art in the community; students get excited and get positive feedback from having their work on display at school and around the community in various exhibits. Student work will occasionally go home for every grade, and each school has an Art Blog showcasing our student’s in-process and finished work which gives an inside look at what is happening in the art room. Please contact your childs’ art teacher if you would like to visit the art room or to volunteer. Thank you so much for your support of the YES Foundation!
Hidden Valley Open House was a big success, art was displayed in the art room as well as each classroom!
Third Grade Keith Harring figures displayed in the office
Fourth Grade layered animal prints
Fifth Grade abstract watercolor and poetry
Students spent their last week of art class drawing with chalk outside
Art bags went home last week and the beginning of this week, I hope that you take the time to look through your child’s art bag together!
Wishing all of you a creative summer, thank you for a fabulous first year at Hidden Valley!
Kindergarteners studied architecture by creating their own cityscapes, and then making their own blueprints. Students learned about Frank Lloyd Wright and his famous civic center building in San Rafael
First Graders are learning about the sun and moon in their classrooms so we created our own solar systems in art inspired by images of planets and stars. Students learned to blend chalk in spheres to show where light is hitting an object.
Second Graders learned about the artist Jasper Johns and we created collagraph prints inspired by his study of numbers and letters. Students chose numbers and letters that were important to them, and we learned that in printmaking the image is always mirrored. Students carefully flipped their numbers and letters while working on their plates.
Fifth Graders learned about the significance of masks in many different African tribes and created their own using construction paper and tempera paint. These masks were part of our planning process to create masks in clay as well. Students are now working on a sewing unit.
Please join me for the Library Art Show Opening Reception
Saturday March 12, 2-4 pm.
Hidden Valley will be showcasing artwork from Second and Fourth Grade students!
I look forward to see you there!