Every year students have the opportunity to create a poster design with the theme of Fire Prevention. This is an annual initiative that I participate in with our town fire marshal, Mr. Tom Galliford.
Fourth grade participates as an option, typically outside of the art room. Fifth graders do the contest as a class assignment in Art. So, if you notice your children talking more about Fire safety, dangers, preventative measures, creating a meeting place, practicing a fire drill... My unit on Fire prevention may be why :)
The packet that students may use for information and inspiration is located here.
The informative Fire Prevention videos that the students have seen in Art class are also located here; Video 1 and Video 2.
Please support our school initiative in teaching our children how to be safe in the event of a fire related emergency. Thank you!!
Fifth graders have begun the school year with Dream Catchers. They learned about the historical meaning of Dream Catchers in the Native American Culture. The main art concepts we focused on included radial designs, repetition, pattern, and unity. Students also explored zentangles and mandalas as they developed their own original designs. They were invited to explore different ways to color and finish their pieces. I showed them how crayons and watercolors interact and many enjoyed this resist technique in their works. They are truly off to a fantastic start!
Fourth graders started the year off with self-portraits! They learned about master artist Mary Cassatt and the Impressionist Art Style & Movement. We talked about the various ways that students could render and portray themselves. I have to say that I am so IMPRESSED with their first efforts. Their self-portraits reflect their personalities in wonderful ways!! I am so grateful to their amazing art teachers Mrs. Blum & Ms. Kearney for everything they have been taught. I can't wait to continue helping my new artists flourish! Enjoy these beautiful creations!!
Check out our Google entries from this year's Doodle 4 Google contest. The theme was "I Show Kindness by... "
Johnson School Celebrates Our Students at the Annual Elementary Arts Banquet
I have been teaching art at R.M.T. Johnson School since January 2001. I hope to encourage my students to use their creative experiences and become innovative explorers.