Kindergarten: Action Jackson

Norman Rockwell was a fan of Jackson Pollock’s art. He admired his art so much that he created a painting of himself looking at a Jackson Pollack piece named “The Connoisseur”.

Connoisseur, Norman Rockwell, 1961. Oil on canvas, 37¾” x 31½”. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, January 13, 1962. Private collection.

Kindergartners recreated this famous painting.

They made a mini Jackson Pollock by programming the Sphero robot. The Sphero robot rolled in paint to create the action painting.

Day of the Dead

Students learned about Day of the Dead celebration and the importance of MARIGOLDS in MEXICAN culture. In Mexico, Marigolds are grown for The Day of the Dead Celebration. Kindergarten and third grade read the Day of the Dead book written by Tony Johnson and  illustrated by Jeanette Winter. They learned about COLOR and SHAPE to create a MARIGOLDS. They used WARM colors and RADIAL designs.

K- Lions with Luxurious Lines!

How many lines can you make? Kindergarten students learned about a variety of lines. Lines can be curly, straight, zigzag, thick or thin.  Lines were used to create the mane of the lion. The lion itself was made with the following shapes: rectangle, triangle, and circle.

Line and shape are Elements of Art. Elements of Art are the ingredients to art.

Kindergarten: Matryoshka Dolls

Students used Google Maps to explore Russia. The highlight of our virtual tour was seeing St. Basil’s Cathedral. They learned the history of Matryoshka nesting dolls and created their own.

One of our students brought in a giant size Matryoshaka!

Yom Haatzmaut

Hadassah University Medical Hospital is home to the Chagall stained glass windows. The windows represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

“This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and  of peace among all peoples. This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people.” Marc Chagall, February 6, 1962

In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, all classes got a chance to create their own version of stained glass windows, that currently decorates the hallway.

 

Mandarin Art Festival

Congratulations to the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in the Mandarin Art Festival!

Eli won second place for grades K-2 .

Elliana won second place for grades 3-5.

Masha got an honorable mention.

Madison                                         Eli                                             Aaron

   

Kyra,                                                          Andrew                 Sophia

    

Sadie                                             Morgan

 

Elliana                                                                    Masha

 

 

Clay Week

Kindergarten students create a song about the cracks in clay.

Kindergartners created pinch pots. First grade created symmetrical butterflies. Second grade create draped bowls and third grader made clay masks.

Clay vocabulary: Slip and score, kiln, fire, slab and glaze.