Quest Art on Display!

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Hera Gallery in Wakefield invited Quest to submit ten works of art from Lower Elementary for their 26th Annual Children’s Art Exhibition.

Ten LE students were chosen at random and their marigold paintings were sent to Hera this week.

The exhibition opens this Saturday, February 1st with a reception from 10am-2pm and runs until February 22nd. Please feel free to stop by and support our wonderful Quest art program!

For more information visit www.heragallery.org.

Upper Elementary Has a Guest – Walker Mettling of The Providence Comic Consortium

The Providence Comics Consortium teaches comics and cartooning at Community Libraries all over Providence and they publish work by kid’s and comic artists of all stripes!

Summer Animation Camp Days 3 and 4

On day 3 of camp we reviewed the animations that the students made on Monday and Tuesday. We talked about what they accomplished so far and what they wanted to learn to do better. We brainstormed ideas on how to make smoother animations, such as keeping the camera and tripod still or marking positions with tape on the floor. Then the students practiced these skills by making the animation called “In Your Face.”

Then the students were given the goal of working together to create and animation that was longer than a few seconds and challenged their editing skills. The result was the animation called “In Other News.”

 

 

 

Photos from Summer Animation Camp

SAC – Day 2 – Stop Motion Scavenger Hunt!

Today’s prompt was a scavenger hunt. Students were broken up into groups and given the following list of stop-motion exercises to complete:

  • Give life to an inanimate object.
  • Turn a person into someone else.
  • Disappear and reappear while walking.
  • Photobomb the other group.
  • Float over a picnic table.
  • Slide backward across grass or down a long hallway.
  • Make a talking hand.
  • Do something creative on the playground.
  • Defy gravity or teleport on the hill.
Students used creative problem solving and the varying experience levels in each group to figure out how to complete the list. During the second half of class the groups experimented with sound effects.
Check out their responses:
Click for Kevin and Aidan

Summer Animation Camp – Day 1

Greetings from the first session of Quest’s Summer Animation Camp!

Our introductory class was inspired by “Prank Call” by PES. You can see the animation HERE.

After watching the video we played a brainstorming game that helped us think of crazy creature heads. Then we broke into groups, created faces out of materials we found around the classroom, and practiced subtle changes to create movement.

Click here to watch “Epic Bagel Face” by Sage and Aidan.

Click here to watch “Penguin” by Kevin, Logan, and Billy.

 

 

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

I read Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou this winter with both the Kindergarteners and LE. The poem was illustrated with paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. We talked about Basquiat’s style and used oil pastel, chalk pastel, and bold paint to create scary and not-so-scary creatures. You can listen to Angelou read the poem here.

-Anne

 

 

 

 

Dream Houses by LE

Here’s some documentation of a LE winter project. We read “The Big Orange Splot” by Daniel Pinkwater – a story about expressing individuality and a diverse community – and made dream houses inspired by the story.

Winter Art

Cezanne and Kindergarten

The kindergarteners learned about Cezanne and how much he loved to paint apples. They made apple compositions by printing with actual apples and apple- shaped foam plates. One thing the students noticed is that apples are not just one solid color. They found several colors and patterns in the skin of each apple they observed.

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