Clay is one of our favorite materials to work with and we are very excited about this project! We are making hot cocoa cups using texture and a paper template. Decorated with bright candy colors we can't wait to use this pottery. Also, we are going to sell some cups at our February PTA meeting!
Grant Wood found his own backyard- the farm fields of Iowa- to be a great source for inspiration in art making. Kindergarten through second grade students are exploring American landscape paintings by Grant wood while learning about texture and pattern. Close looking, group discussion, and reading prepare students to work collaboratively and independently to paint and collage a unique landscape. You will find some seasonal details- pumpkins, ghosts, and more with Halloween right around the corner.
Fourth grade students visited Telfair Museums' Jepson Center again this year to see sculptures by Auguste Rodin. Celebrating the centennial of his death, students are studying the expression and texture of Rodin's work before creating their very own self-portrait with clay. Using coils of clay and pinching forms, fourth and fifth grade student are exploring additive and subtractive ways to work clay. The finished product is lovely- can you guess who made these sculptures?
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.