First Grade: Tu B’Shevat

In Art, First graders learned about Tu B’shevat and created a collage of birch trees. They used paint scrapers, sponges and painted paper!  The birch trees were inspired by the book Snowballs by author and illustrator Lois Ehlert.

Second Grade: Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak was an author and illustrator. His family members were the inspiration for some of his characters. Second graders learned about Maurice Sendak, studied his illustrations and searched for visual texture in his drawings. They created their own Wild Things using visual texture.

Fourth & Fifth Grade: Karl Shrag

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, fourth and fifth graders created landscapes. They studied a variety of landscapes by artist Karl Shrag. Karl Shrag was born in Germany in 1912. He moved to the USA in 1938

They then reviewed the elements of art – line, form, color, space, texture, value and shape. They used the elements of art to describe Karl Shrag’s paintings.