Blog exhibition Date 2022
Grade 1 Sound Garden
Dear Grade 1,
How fantastic! This project lasted for two units and was connecting three classrooms, Homeroom, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts! Both the process and the final product helped you to learn about environmental pollution, light, sound, music, instruments and the elements of art! This is what your teacher likes to call an 'all-around-er'! Check out the final project on display in the gallery.
Keep going strong! Looking forward to our next inquiry!
Dear Grade 1,
We have been having so much fun making claims, proposing evidence, and testing our ideas. I could not imagine what we came up with to find out how sound and light can change our artistic experiences.
To test our ideas, we listened to a variety of sounds from jungle noises to rock and roll! This had a big effect on what you decided to draw and paint. It was fun to watch you create. You all listened to different music first and compared your pictures. The next experiences involved you painting while listening to soft jazz and then pop rock. I wonder if you can tell the difference between your paintings!
Our next test was to take light away from your arts experience and 'see' how that effected things. Luckily, we had partners to help out as you tried to find the paint and your papers. It was very dark in the room, plus everyone was wearing blindfolds! I think laughing was the loudest sound we could hear at this point.
Check out our process in the slideshow below and our final products in the gallery. Still to come...our no light paintings.
Look at your beautiful river!!!
Wow, Grade 1!
Look at your beautiful river! A perfect place for a Catfish to keep coooooolllll!!
Grade 1 gets the River done!
What's up, Grade 1?
We are off and running with the Mosaic Mural. Here is a little time-lapse video for you to enjoy. You will have more opportunities to work on the mural over the next week. It is so exciting to see everything come together! This river is flowing!! Keep up the great work and a special thanks to Isaac and Jack for coming in on the weekend to add extra tiles!
Antoni Gaudi inspires us to create and imagine what we can make for our community spaces!
Dear Grade 1,
We recently inquired into Antoni Gaudi as an architect and artist. You learned how he dedicated himself to creating for his community. He believed shared spaces could be enjoyed by everyone. His artwork continues to stand the test of time and to give joy to others.
During you Visual Arts lessons, you have learned about how to use spaces between paper tiles. You have also discovered how colors and shapes help to define images. It was challenging and rewarding to design and create paper mosaics.
You can find yours in the Gallery.
Now we are moving on to create a large tile mosaic mural for our community to enjoy.
Welcome to Grade 1!
It is so exciting to have you back in the art room. We are looking forward to another great year of creating and sharing!
For your final unit of inquiry, we looked into how information is expressed visually to communicate an idea. You used broken pieces of tiles and sticks to create color, shape or patterned codes which resulted in other people being able to play a song or do a dance without you uttering a word to them. You encoded meaning into color and shape.
For some of you a pink tile with three sides meant to jump three times. Others encoded drum beats for blue tiles and guitar strums for red tiles. Each project was uniquely your own.
Check out the artwork here!
Always a treat to watch your work...see you next year!
You just finished your Feeling Finger Puppets. I loved hearing your voices change and seeing you act out your understanding of so many different feelings. You are really becoming aware of yourselves and others. This will help you so much in relationships with your friends.
You also learned about ways people can connect materials and how the elements of art can communicate BIG IDEAS like feelings. During this latest project you learned how to sew! What fun! You were so safe and no one even pricked a finger. I felt quite impressed. You used color to connect with emotions. For instance, many of you chose to use red to express an angry felling. Some of you used shape as a way to express feelings. You turned frown shapes upside down to make a smiley face that represented joy or happiness.
Check out those adorable puppets in the Gallery!
How wonderful it is to work with you...we spent sometime today exploring how we use our FIVE SENSES to be aware of those around us. You were full of ideas and wanted to share your collective thinking all at once! In the end, we were able to think about what parts of our bodies we use to be aware of ourselves and others. After connecting ears, to sound, eyes to sight, nose to smell, mouth to taste and skin to touch, we came up with a cool, colorful art ideas to demonstrate the learning. Your FIVE SENSES faces were a big hit with passersby!
Check them out in your gallery.
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.