• Hillside Art Program's Google Classroom

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Parents should have recieved the code for the Hillside Art Department's Google Classroom.  That page will be populated with activities, art challenges, and on-line musuem vists.  It is organized by grade and topic.

    Every student should do the assignments in their grade level folder.  Students can take their time completing these projects - they can be completed over a series of days if needed.

    If students would like more to do, then they can participate in the 25 day drawing challenge.  Students should do one drawing every school day until we return to school - bring this portfolio of work back to school upon our triumphant return!

    Additionally, there are some additional on-line museum activites.  Students can "visit" some different museums during their time away from school.

     

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  • Hillside 25 Day Drawing Challenge

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/17/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Over the next days and weeks, students across the country will be away from their schools for extended periods of time.   Part of your teacher’s responsibilities will be to create opportunities for students to stay connected to their educational experiences in the classroom.   To that end, the Art Department at Hillside will be creating a Google Classroom for students/families to visit and complete various activities that will be posted.

    In addition to assignments for each grade level, students will be able to participate in a series of daily activities to keep their creative juices flowing. One of the projects will be a 25 Day Drawing Challenge.

    Students should try to complete one drawing each day over the next 25 days. These drawings can be done in any materials: colored pencils, markers, crayons, pencil, collage, mixed media, paint, etc. Plan to keep them as a collection and at the end of the 25 days, students will have an impressive portfolio of artwork

     

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    Day 1 – Self-Portrait

    Day 2 – Your Favorite Animal

    Day 3 – Your favorite sport

    Day 4 – Your favorite fish

    Day 5 – Your home

    Day 6 – Under the sea

    Day 7 – Colorful Bird

    Day 8 – Creepy Insect

    Day 9 – Favorite Candy

    Day 10 – Favorite Book

    Day 11 – A Landscape (Outdoor Scene)

    Day 12 – Outer Space

    Day 13 – A Toy

    Day 14 – A Comic Strip

    Day 15 – A Silly Monster

    Day 16 – You as a Superhero

    Day 17 – Favorite Cartoon Character

    Day 18 - Your most recent accomplishment

    Day 19 – Family Portrait

    Day 20 – Someone you Love

    Day 21 – Something you don’t like

    Day 22 – Two people together

    Day 23 – A Garden

    Day 24 – Whatever you want

    Day 25 – A congratulations banner (for finishing 25 drawings!)

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  • Playing with Sculpture - First Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM

    First graders have begun to look at the sculptures of the contemporary artist, Jessica Stockholder.  After examining her work, students came up with designs and ideas for their own sculpture based on the idea of play.

     

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  • Third Grade Glazing

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/12/2020 7:00:00 AM

    When a student reaches third grade, they get access to unlimited colors of glaze paint (the only limitation is what is available in the art room).  Students have begun to glaze paint their containers.  They should be coming home next week - be ready for them!

     

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  • Painting without making a Painting

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/11/2020 9:00:00 PM

    Seeing the delightfully confused look on student's faces after instructing them to "paint without making a painting" is one of the joys of teaching.  This week the second graders created the colorful paper that they will be using to create their collages of Hastings.

     

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  • Action Painting - Kindergarten

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/10/2020 7:00:00 AM

    The Kinder Kids have started to create action paintings - each student was given their own wood stick (the same type of material that Jackson Pollock used) and splattered their paper with paint.  Whie listening to the original jazz recording that Pollock owned, students performed their own "dance" around their canvas.

     

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  • Making with Clay - Third Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/5/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Third graders have started creating their ceramic sculptures.   Over the next week, students will manipulate clay in various ways to create an object that can contain something else.  They will be glazing these sculptures in the upcoming week!

     

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  • Encountering Pollock - Kindergarten

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/4/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Kindergarten encountered Jackson Pollock this week - after learning about Pollock and how he created paintings, students used yarn to work as a group to create their own action paintings on their tables.

     

    Students read the book "Action Jackson" - check out a reading of the book on YouTube, click here.

     

    Students also saw this achival footage of Jackson creating his paintings - click here.

     

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  • Confectionary Delights with Charcoal - Fourth Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 3/2/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Fourth graders started working from observation this week.  After exploring the artwork of Wayne Theibaud, the fourth graders will create their own drawing of confectionary delights.   Using charcoal and kneeded erasers, students drawing the objects as they see them while focusing on shape, shadow, and thinking big.  Check out some the students while at work:

     

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  • Containers - Third Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 2/26/2020 7:00:00 AM

    Third graders will begin to create ceramic sculptures based on the idea of containment.  Students were inspired by various ceramic sculptures created by different artists - included Mr. Morgan's favorite clay sculptor, Peter Voulkas.  Students began by creating sketches of what their sculptures might look like.

     

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