Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Adventures in Sculpture


There's been a lot of serious Making going on in the PPS art room. Kindergarteners have created paper mache donuts (classic ring donut, jelly-filled, and of course, the infamous munchkin). 1st Graders have been using paper mache to build realistic ice cream cones. And 2nd Graders have been using plaster gauze to create sculptures of the Blue Whale which they have been researching in their Library classes with Mrs. B. Here are some pictures from our adventures in sculpture this week:

Don't forget to fry your donuts before you frost them!

Appling frosting can be so much fun!



Carrying the donuts can be a difficult task in itself. They roll around on our paper plates like meatballs...









Kindergarteners adding "chocolate and strawberry drizzle" with small squeeze bottles of paint







Chocolate chip, anyone?









These two definitely love chocolate ice cream

A collection of Mr. Shepherd's class's Blue Whales



Josh's Whale Photography









Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stop Motion Animated Creatures by Mrs. Bissonette's class

In second grade, we created articulated creatures inspired by mythology and imagination. After creating the creatures (which had movable limbs from using fasteners) we made short animated movies in partner groups. Above is a video of two groups in Mrs. Bissonette's class working to create their videos. Below are their finished videos
























Monday, October 17, 2016

Discussing Artwork can be Enlightening!

Listen to how this Kindergartener discusses his owl painting. I am often pleased, surprised, and impressed by how my students explain their pictures. The talking that goes along with picture-making is an essential part of the process for little ones. Everything has some sort of meaning or symbolism at this age. (Those circles are nostrils...who would have guessed?)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Just Make a Mark & See Where It Takes You

For our first art project of the year, all students at PPS got to find out where their mark took them. We read the book , "The Dot," by Peter H. Reynolds which is about a little girl who doesn't think she can draw, but discovers she really is an incredible artist. Here are some pictures of our incredible artists hard at work!