This year we are starting a sculpture garden in the green space at school. It is a fun, large-scale collaborative project for the whole school. This endeavor is made possible through the generous support of our parents and PTA- thank you!
Here is a first look at works by kindergarten, first, and fourth grade students.
Younger students are making science connections, studying the parts of a flower before making them with clay. The stems, leaves, and flowers are individual parts that can be stacked to make a whole. We are also reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert for inspiration.
Older students are also making science connections as they study weather patterns before making colorful wind chimes with clay. Each chime consists of ceramic beads that are hand formed, painted, and glazed. Have you ever hear ceramic wind chimes? The sound is quite lovely. Come look and listen.
Keep an eye out for more installations next school year! Have a great summer!
Some days are messier than others for kindergarten and first grade students, as you may see in these art room still lifes. We are using our favorite tools and materials to learn about observational drawing, then collaging them together to create an interesting composition. Students are looking closely to translate the lines and shapes of objects around them, while having fun sharing their observations with others.
Every class is collaborating to construct an American Flag! Despite the tempestuous election this year, we are spreading patriotism throughout the school, reflecting on what it means to be a citizen of the United States of America. Inspired by the expressive paintings made by Jasper Johns, students are learning about texture and symbolism in art, building craftsmanship and creative thinking skills while working together. Beginning with paint, brushes, and various combes, we make textured paper. Then, we collage. Putting on the finishing touches make us want to sing the national anthem!
Hello from the studio at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School! My name is Jillian Luse and I work with emerging artists in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is our online gallery, a space to share what we learn and create.