The first graders of the 1J and 1B art classes proudly display their Mr. and Ms. Mousey Head paper sculptures. In this geometry-based art project, students internalize the concept of the cone by making one from a paper plate. The cone serves as the base form upon which each student works creatively to give his or her mouse a unique personality. Materials include colored tissue paper, a glue/water mixture, card stock, yarn, corn, pom poms, cotton, tape, and paper clips.
Sixth grade art students have recently made plant and animal cell pillows by using the running stitch and the whip stitch to sew their creations. The pillow designs are based on students' drawings of reference illustrations. The organelles of the plant cells shown here were affixed to the surface of the pillows with fabric glue. Students stuffed their pillows with poly-fill. This project reinforces science class content and is part of our school's integrated STREAM approach.
The student art featured this week is from the 3rd grade airplane design and construction project. This geometry-oriented multi-step project involves measurement, design decisions, cutting, and taping. Materials include cardstock, cardboard, paper clips, tape, and gravel (which serves as a counterweight in the nose cone).
This week's student artworks are cloth pillow sculptures by 7th graders.
As part of our school's integrated STREAM program, 6th graders have been drawing plant and animal cells. They imported photos of their work into the Sketchbook app on their iPads to label the drawings and create colored backgrounds.
Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.