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We have 3 different themed days in the art room: Studio Days, Apprentice Days, and Artist Days.
On Studio Day we explore new art media and finish projects.
During an Apprentice Day we are inspired by a Master Artist from art history.
During each art-time, every class has the opportunity to earn a color on the paint palette by demonstrating positive and constructive behavior. After earning all the colors, the class gets to experience an Artist Day because they follow the "Be Rules" (Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Respectful).
On an Artist Day, students are able to stamp their hand on the wall!
Students use a “table-label pencil” to identify the color of their table. Writing their name and class-code using a pencil the same color as their table is a TREMENDOUS help when passing back work! Table-label pencils can be found in the “table-tote” located inside the table’s matching color shelf.
Dry Zone Rack
There are three drying racks in the art room labeled: “Yellow DRY ZONE 1,” “Orange DRY ZONE 2,” “Red DRY ZONE 3.” When working with wet media (paint, glue, etc.), students know to put their work in the DRY ZONE Rack designated by the teacher. They know that if they put their work in the rack not assigned by the teacher, their work will be lost.
Students also know that placing work on the painted wire matching their table makes passing back work much easier later.
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Meet the Master
North Elementary Kid-Artists meet many "Master Artists" throughout the school year. Artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri Matisse inspire us as we design and create.
During the Spring Semester our focus shifts to different places and peoples around the world. During this time, we discover ARTifacts from different countries and cultures. These ARTifaces (such as, Pueblo pottery, Masai necklaces, and ancient cave paintings) teach us elements and principles of art (like, pattern, texture, and form).