What’s happening in art?

Second graders created a birch tree landscape using a masking tape resist technique with watercolors. Here are a few of their masterpieces!

The first grade class learned about the primary colors and created superheroes made out of shapes cut from red, yellow, and blue construction paper.

I read the poem “The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane DeRolf to the Kindergarten class. The last stanza of the poem reads, “We are a box of crayons. Each one of us is unique. But when we get together the picture is complete.” We talked about how each one of us is our own special person but when we are together as a class, or even as a school community, we are just as special together and make a great team! The students then created a portrait of themselves on a jumbo cut-out crayon.

“We are St. Joe’s”

During the first week of school, each student traced and cut out an outline of their hands. They wrote their names, grade, and several things about themselves that they enjoy or like. We then turned their handprints into a giant tree in the hallway outside the art room. The point is that while each one of us is unique at St. Joe’s School (just as our handprints are), we all make up one giant school family…and how lucky we all are to be here in this very special place together!

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back, students and St. Joseph School families!! I’m so excited about taking on the new role as art teacher, and I’m looking forward to a fantastic year in art class!!