Recently, the 5th grade art classes have been making relief sculptures of sea animals. The project began with careful drawings of photos of fish, dolphins, and killer whales (Two of those drawings are shown here.) Students drew grids with one-inch squares on photos. They drew grids with two-inch squares on drawing paper. The shapes observed in each square of the photo were drawn in the corresponding squares on the drawing paper. Students transferred the edges of their drawings to sheets of Styrofoam, which they cut out with hacksaw blades. The form of the animals was built up with wadded paper and tape. The skin is a coating of colored tissue paper and glitter glue. Students also made hanging hooks for their sea animals with paper clips, screws, and tape.
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.