ART NEWS -- Grades 1 through 3 have been busy preparing scenery and props for the Holiday Concert on December 12. -- The fourth grade is looking forward to starting their Gyotaku prints. Gyo means fish and taku means rubbing. They will be learning printmaking and an ancient Japanese art form. The results will be posted in the new year on my web page which is on the school website. -- The fifth grade has begun making their American Indian Masks. This is a lengthy project, but the results are always stunning. Upon completion they will be displayed in the school’s media center. -- The sixth grade has begun their printmaking project utilizing graphic design. Printmaking is a magical process and the designs this year are very creative. Looking forward to the finished product. The art room is in need of styrofoam trays that meats and vegetables are packaged in from the supermarket. Sending them to school is a great way to recycle and they get used as many things, from supply trays to paint palettes.
All of our students benefit when they develop their creative capacity. Andrew McCormick