“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.”
-Pope Saint John Paul II Letter to Artists
As the spring season unfolds…
…so do the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. We are reflecting the theme of “Life” in our artwork through various media, projects, and art analyses. Our special focus during this time is to communicate the mysteries of our faith and the miracles of the natural world. Each student has something unique to share and express.
May God bless you and your family as we traverse from Lent to Easter,
Sister Jeanne d’Arc
Spring Projects Samples
PK 3 and 4 – March is in Like a Lion!
Students are practicing their shapes and colors to create all kinds of different things. Here they made a roaring lion! Students also exercise their fine motor skills to create a curly mane.
K – Real Self, Imaginary Friend
Kindergarten students are practicing how to draw themselves realistically using simple observation. To add contrast we are also drawing fantastical imaginary creatures.
1st Grade – Still Life “Apples”
Using oil pastels, students create a still life based on a Cezanne masterpiece.
2nd Grade – Life in Other Places
Second grade is about to embark on a trip to Japan! For the next few weeks they will be experiencing different cultural art forms like origami and ink wash painting
3rd Grade – Still Life “Pencils and Cup”
Students create their very own still life picture based on what they see. After doing the pencil sketch students use black ink and a little color to finish.
4th Grade – One Point Perspective
Continuing our study of how to create depth in a work of art, students experiment with One Point Perspective. At this time they are creating a birds-eye cityscape that expresses their unique talents and interests.
5th Grade – Lizard Eye
After studying a close-up of a real lizard’s eye, students create their own realistic drawing. Special attention
is given to the texture and value (shading) while using colored pencils.
Spring Projects Samples
Students are creating a candy bar wrapper design as part of a contest put on by Munson’s Chocolate. The theme of this year’s contest is Student Leadership and Anti-Bullying. Our students are learning the principles of small-scale design and message sharing.
The seventh grade classes have split up to focus on a different Lenten image: One class created a “Tree of Life”, uniting the tree in the Garden of Eden to the tree of the cross. Both trees promise eternal life in God by partaking of the fruit.
Students created a clay sculpture inspired by scripture from the first Sunday in Lent: “God formed man of the dust of the earth; and He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Gn. 2:7
Come see the amazing art that we make every day!