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All LS students had the exciting opportunity for most of
the month of February to work with Hand Works Studio to sew and create
individual quilt squares. All the squares were then sewn together to create a
large quilt from each grade that will be sold at the Gala this year. The 3rd
grade quilt has a nature theme, 4th grade focused on tall tales, and
the 5th grade created two quilts celebrating favorite books.
In addition, students in each grade had different project
assignments for the winter trimester.
In 3rd grade, students studied Eric Carle and
made different kinds of paper which they then cut up to make an exciting animal
collage. The background was painted with watercolors.
During 4th grade, we study ten different
watercolor techniques. This unit ends with a final circus painting in which
students must demonstrate at least six different techniques.Students also learned about traditional
gargoyles and were asked to sculpt an original clay version.
In 5th grade, students worked on several
- Rainforest animals started with pencil drawings,
which students next outlined in glue and finally added soft pastels to the back
- “Falling for Foreshortening” self-portraits, in
which they appeared to be falling backwards. They studied methods of creating
this illusion and worked with pencils, paper, markers and sharpie.
- Scratch boards provided an opportunity to study texture
and line. They used black and silver scratchboard to capture the furry feel of
animals.B y scratching away at the
paper, they created the lines and texture needed to make the animal come alive
on the page.
- Food! Students were asked to hand build with
clay and glaze their favorite kind of food, from sweet treats to pizza and they
all looked delicious!
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studied art styles from different cultures, including Aboriginal art, Mola
design collages from Panama and Adinkra stamps from West Africa.
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worked on perspective drawing, watercolor animals, and a line Monoprint
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grade, students may select major and minor electives. Those who selected art—both
majors and minors—created animal eyes using acrylic paints.
View the AP Studio Art gallery
Student work here
displays some of their work in their individual concentrations, including
pattern, printmaking and fauna; construction, utility and hardware; pattern,
abstraction and design; and working with amorphous forms and “sculptures with
View the Art II gallery
Students focused on
sculpture and painting this trimester. In painting still lifes, students were
challenged to work quickly in order to maintain loose brushstrokes and lively
color, and thereby develop a more painterly approach.
assignments examined repetition. Students built a sculpture in the round using
both negative and positive space. They created singular units (a triangle,
square, etc.) and then, only using those units, built a purely abstract
made a set of boxes that fit into one another, and learned a new glazing
technique using decorative motifs and cropping tools.
Bryana Small, Grade 9
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were directed to alternate their work on the wheel with hand building. Some
students threw objects (see Connor’s cup) and then add to it. Others chose to
hand build in a mold and then work on the wheel.
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worked on a series of three pieces. In
this unit they were self-directed and worked with their teacher to choose
materials and develop their ideas.
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Mannuel’s class assignment was to hand build a cup and attach a handle that has
been sculpted into an animal. Sioned Vaughan made the sculpture in the round of
a tsunami. The other students whose work is displayed here worked in the style
of Claes Oldenburg, who is known for his work creating very large
representations of everyday objects. Students practiced this exaggeration of
scale by making items that are at least twice the size of the original object.