Thursday, October 28, 2010

8th Installation Nature ART

  Art is about more than just beauty. Art is a thought, emotion, or message represented into visual form. Could a pinecone be called art? …..YES! In art we are working on a whole group installation. The theme we voted on, “army”, will be created and formed out of natures materials. Our teams are busying assembling pinecone ninjas, flying monkeys, pandas, landscaping, and architecture. 

Installation Date set for MONDAY NOV 1st

Friday, October 22, 2010

1st GRADE sugar skulls

Have you heard of the celebration called Days of the Dead? Sounds creeeeeeppy, but it is far from being morbid.  In Mexico this celebration takes place on Nov 1 and 2nd. On these days families come together to celebrate the life of their loved ones who have pasted away. Altars, grave-sites, and homes are decorated with items that their loved ones enjoyed.  Sugar Skulls are made as festive decorations!

Here are some of the decorated skulls we created: 

X-RAY Kindergarten

Everyday we see the outside of our bodies. But what does the inside look like? In kindergarden we looked at a real X-ray, a photograph of your bones inside.  We studied the bones of the hands, feet, arms, legs, ....
head: Skull
Backbone: spine
sides: ribs

This is what we look like inside and out:

This next picture isn't one of my project.... but one of the 1st grade teachers which I thought was very visually interesting and takes some major critical thinking skills:

7th and 8th NATURE ART!!!

Our journey into nature art (and some found objects aka litter):