Welcome to Super Happy Art Class!

I hope you enjoy looking at the wonderful artwork from Duchesne Academy Lower School. Lower School consists of girls, grades pre-k through fourth. Unfortunately I have not kept record of all the successful projects, but here is a good sampling. Check out the artwork by grade level, but realize that each activity can be used for multi-grades. Click on an image to see a larger view.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chinese Dragonos

Fourth grade had such a great time learning the folklore behind Chinese dragons. They viewed a PowerPoint that showed many examples of Chinese dragons. It also taught them the symbols and importance of these interesting creatures to the Chinese people. I also made available many Chinese characters that the girls added to their paintings in the end.

Onion Domes/Architecture

After looking at several different examples of Onion Domes from around the world, we focused on St. Petersburg in Russia for this assignment. The girls used what they knew about pattern, variety, and emphasis to design these fantastic onion domes.

relief prints with foam plates

 Pre-kindergarten used foam shapes glued to poster board to make the plates for these whimsical prints. The girls were fascinated when the paper was peeled off revealing a backward image.

City-Scape Prints

Second graders made these colorful prints using foam as the plate. We discussed repetition, overlapping and variety before they designed their own downtown scene. The girls were amazed when we peeled the paper from the plate.