• Happy Holidays and a Safe & Healthy New Year!

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/21/2018 7:00:00 AM

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    Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!  Enjoy the winter vacation!

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  • Coil Pots Are Coming Home!

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/13/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Coil pots for 1st and 2nd graders are coming home this week - keep an eye out for a brown paper bag with a ceramic pot safely wrapped inside!

     

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  • Winter Paintings - Kindergarten

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/12/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Kindergarteners are starting their winter paintings.  After conducting visual thinking exercises in their prior class, students began a drawing based on the idea of winter and creating a winter scene.  Using craypas on water color paper, students will use the relief technique to create a painting of a winter wonderland.

     

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  • Experimenting with Printmaking - 4th Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/10/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Fourth graders have begun to experimenting with printmaking.  After carving print blocks, students are now using ink and rubbing techniques to practice creating a unique print.  The first day of printmaking is an experimental day designed for students to have both successes and failures.  The second day of printing is designed for them to create a final print. 

     

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  • Glazing - 1st and 2nd Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/7/2018 7:00:00 AM

    First and second grade classes have been glaze painting their coil inspired pots.  Upon completion, these pots will be sent home next week.

     

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  • Abstract Display

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 12/4/2018 7:00:00 PM

    Check out the display cases in the main Hillside hallway.  Some examples of the fourth grade Abstract paintings on on display.  Students created paintings and then wrote a story of what their painting is about.  Some stories/poems are below.

     

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    Bright states and dark states come together as one place . A place of sun a place of clouds and a place of fear a place of joy. Different but the same.

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  • Winter Drawings - Kindergarten

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 11/30/2018 3:30:00 PM

    Throughout the year, kindergarten students will create artworks based on the seasons.  We are currently begining to create paintings based on Winter.  This week, students will participating in a Visual Thinking lesson that will focus on two paintings - Pull, Boys by Grandma Moses and Dance for the Hunt by Lee N. Smith III.  Each kindergarten class spends about 15 minutes describing and anyalyzing these paintings.  After we conclude this exercise, students then have to create a Memory Drawing of one of the paintings.  Without looking at the original painting, students had to create their own version of that winter scene.

     

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  • Coil Pots - First Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 11/30/2018 3:00:00 PM

    The first graders are learning the technique of coiling and score & slip to create a clay pot.  Coiling is the simple process of rolling a piece of clay in our hands to create a long line of clay or a "snake".  These coils are then connected to the prior coil by using the technique of score and slip.  Scoring is making little lines into clay and slip is wet clay.  After the pots are created, they will then be painted.  They should come home before the winter recess.

     

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  • Printmaking with Symmetry - Fourth Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 11/29/2018 7:00:00 AM

    The fourth graders have been working with the concept of symmetry.  Creating a design that is the same of both sides, students are turning these designs into a print block.  Using a linoleum cutter, each fourth grader will carve their own printblock which will eventually be printed using lots of different techniques.

     

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  • Fancy Coil Pots - Second Grade

    Posted by Nate Morgan on 11/27/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Second graders have begun to create fancy coil pots.  Using the skills they have learned over the past two years, students are manipulating and connecting pieces of clay to create a design inspired pot.

     

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