Please be sure to visit the St. Joseph School Art Show in the MPR during our Open House on Sunday, January 27th from 12:00 – 1:30. I am so proud of our students and their hard work creating their beautiful masterpieces!
The 8th graders created these fabulous pictures of the Holy Night when Jesus was born…inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.”
Our kindergarteners were getting into the spirit of the season and made these beautiful nativity scenes using paint and q-tips. We talked about how Jesus should be our focus just as He is in the picture they painted and that He is the reason for the season!
We also learned how mixing colors can give us new colors. It was a lot of fun mixing paint colors and seeing what new colors we could make.
First graders recently learned how to blend oil pastels to make these beautiful sunflowers while 7th grade reviewed perspective and created some picturesque apple farms.
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.
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, 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!!