Monday, November 23, 2009

Teachers Love Learning Too!

I was fortunate enough to take a field trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum with Mrs.Tesoniero, our computer teacher and my mentor. They have a fantastic new exhibit called Behind the Camera.

Family Fun Night!

Families of 5th & 6th grade students were invited to Family Fun night this past Thursday. A spaghetti dinner, Rock Band, karaoke, volleyball, board games, and an art project were enjoyed by all!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fall Watercolors

The beautiful Berkshires are full of inspiration this time of the year.
Students in 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades created these autumn scenes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Quarter! New Students!

The current 5th grade art students created 2 paper batiks. One in warm colors, one in cool colors.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shangri-La Chinese Acrobat Troupe

The entire school was lucky enough to go to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Theatre to see the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobat Troupe. The show was incredible! I wasn't able to take photos until applause at the very end, so I only have these few photos to share. But it was amazing!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pollock Painting

Piano Stairs

The amazing crayon art of Christian Faur

Check it out! Trust me, check it out!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Glue Prints

5th graders made these colorful glueprints by creating glue and cardboard to make printing plates. They explored overlapping printing inks as well as selectively printing certain colors on their glue printing plates.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Project Sprout Seed Packets

Done by 5th grade artists.
These will be featured in an art show at the Project Sprout Garden this spring along with spring seed packets done by my future 5th graders in the spring.

New Project for 8th graders coming up, based on this old clip!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Picasso Inspired Portraits

 Picasso Inspired Portraits
These fun portraits required no realistic skin or hair colors. They had to include pattern, line & shape as Picasso's portraits always did. The 5th graders did a great job!

© Mrs. Malone-Smith