Thursday, December 21, 2017
First Grade - Red Cardinal in the Snow
The first grade students used mixed media to create artwork of a red cardinal in the snow. They began by using crayons and drew simple shapes to make their cardinal and then colored it in. Then they made a tree branch for it to sit on by drawing the letter "Y" repeatedly, connected to one another. Wet on wet watercolor techniques were used to create the winter sky. And lastly, they used cotton and glue to make fluffy snow and snowflakes. They loved using all the different materials!
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
8th Grade - Life DrawingA life drawing is a drawing of the human figure from observation of a live model. The 8th grade students took turns being both artist and model. For this lesson, they were to focus mostly on accurate proportions in their drawings. Here is a photo of them working hard--
Friday Open Art StudioEvery Friday after school, the art studio is open for students to work on any project of their choice with guidance from Ms. Seckel. Here are a few students working on their individual projects. For more information, please look at the OLH Art Website.
Art on Halloween
The 8th grade had fun making halloween entries in their sketchbooks while the kindergarten made collaborative halloween drawings.
Before halloween, the 7th grade made halloween themed placemats for a local senior center. One student liked hers so much she wanted to keep it, but it went on to the senior center. In this case, a photo will have to do. :)
OLH students donate candy every year to send to the troops overseas. This year, students donated their chosen items in these fun frankenstein and Minecraft character boxes.
The creativity in these students amazes me every day!
OLH Annual Art Show - May 2017
Each year OLH hosts an art show in which every student K-8 has at least one piece of artwork on display.
The students work hard throughout the year to create artwork for the show and also participate in curating the gallery. This year in particular, the art show was included in the "Fine Arts Week" at OLH where you would also see concerts and play performances.
Here are a few snap shots of the gallery taken during one of the concerts --
6th Grade Girls -Pretzel Roller Coasters/Craft Stick Roller Coasters The sixth grade girls helped make 30 centerpieces for Thanksgiving an...