This year as class bonding art projects our 7th and 8th graders were asked to come together and create an art piece they could paint together to give the school as a gift.
Each painting will be hung in our hallways at Saint Joseph as a friendly reminder of student unity and that we are always one with God & each other.
The 8th graders paining is called “Joyous Holy Spirit”. The 8th graders found images and brainstormed to create this beautiful image by combining several holy images and designs to make up this composition.
This beautiful piece of art work now hangs on our school wall by THE Music and Art Classrooms.
Check it out when your in the building.
The 7th grades gift of art they chose to paint was “The Sacred Heart”, comprised of many blocks that come together to creat this painting. Each student was in charge of painting their own box in a puzzle piece like style.
This beautiful piece of art work now hangs on our school wall by Door B.
Check it out when your in the building.
n the past few weeks, some of our grades in art have been learning about different artist. The 3rd grade learned about the Dutch painter and art theoretician Piet Mondrian and how his concepts through design has transcended throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. Mondrian’s painting we studied was “Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow” which was painted in 1929.
These young ladies were invited to paint a mural at the Amherst Public Library in the beginning of this year.
In like a lion and out like a lamb. March's weather is very hit or miss in temperature. Our Kindergarteners made March Lions and our 1st graders made Lambs, showcasing how our weather can be during March.
Hoping for nice weather and spring break, the 4th graders learned about perspective and layout in this project. Each student was asked to cut out of newspaper hills and valleys, creating a background, a middle ground, and foreground. After each student did so, they then painted their artwork with watercolors.
"For the last two weeks, the 3rd graders have been learning how to draw a self portrait. Each student was asked to draw themselves but then turn their drawing into a St. Patricks Day Leprechaun."
This past month SJS 3rd and 4th graders celebrated the 2022 Winter Olympics. Each student was asked to choose a stylized picture of an olympic event. Each student then painted an abstract painting they then drew the olympic figure on then cut out and applied to white paper. Aren't these super fun?
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders were asked to study images of traditional Japanese ink paintings. Each student then created several quick paintings in ink, which did prove to be harder than they anticipated because once the ink is painted on, you cannot go back. This project was to help students understand that we have flaws but to make them beautiful or to appreciate what God has given us no matter what. Students embraced that they cannot make something perfect and in art, much like in nature imperfections are beautiful.
This project reflects Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I have a Dream" speech. Each student was to reflect on what words are powerful from his iconic speech and what it means to celebrate Black History and how our society must reflect on our history to make a better foundation for our future generations.
The 7th and 8th graders have been diligently working on this intensive project since the beginning of the second semester. Each student had to hand dr
This holiday season Saint Joseph School has been very busy in art classes with making homemade Christmas ornaments to give as gifts this year. Each class has been busy making a different ornament, which one did your child make this christmas season. The ones depicted are demos for the class. Some get pictures of your child in them and some are recreations of ornaments I, Mr. Bilewicz had made as a child in school. A few ornaments, take for example the Christmas card angel; was a recycling/upcycling project while others are simply recreations of vintage memories from the past. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from the SJS Art Room.
November has been quite a busy month for the school's art classes.
The third graders did geometric "art deco" turkey drawings. The 3rd grade started learning how to use rulers and how to follow a step by step directed drawing.
Next, the 6th grade class did dye turkeys. This project entailed coloring coffee filters with washable markers then sprayed with water to let the colors bleed. Once the filters were dried, we created turkeys and attached them to the "feathers".
We started the month with the 4th grade class doing tissue paper "stained glass". After each window was created, the student was asked to research a saint and attach an index card with information on the said they had chosen. You can look for these beautiful projects in the windows of the entrance of our school during conference night this upcoming Thursday.
It's Turkey Lurkey Time for our 5th graders who did a step by step drawing of a turkey, these turkeys are spotlighted this month outside of the art room on the main art bulletin board.
Getting in the spirit of fall harvest and Thanksgiving, our Kindergarten class created Indian corn. We learned what Indian corn was and how it differs from the corn we consume.
Our showcase is filled with art projects from October. Which is still in spooky mode until after conferences.