Hello, Quest Families! The first few weeks have been wonderful at Quest, and I’m extremely excited to be leading such great group in art this year. I’ve been getting to know the students by beginning the year making self-portraits with the entire school!
Each group looked at how artists like Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh represented themselves in their work, however the goal was not to create a self-portrait in their particular style. We discussed proportions of the face and students studied themselves in the mirror while working, but I also encouraged them to take creative liberties with their identities. The results are fun, creative, varied, and reflect a talented group. I’ll post a few images as they finish up this week, but be sure to check them out in person in the halls at Quest. I’ll let you know when I finish the display. For now, here’s a photo of some of the Upper Elementary students at work. -Anne
I am so happy to announce the birth of my baby girl, Audrey Lee, to my beloved Quest family. She was born on January 19th, 2012 at 1:30pm and weighed a tiny 5Ibs 11oz and 19″. Two months later, she is now 11Ibs and 22″! We are deeply in love with her and hope to introduce her to you all one day.
Check out this beautiful book illustrated by Ruth Chung, our past art teacher!
Lower Elementary students have been busy creating all kinds of fantastic glue prints! Each student began by creating a line drawing on cardboard, then applying glue and string to the line work. During the second class, we began the inking process.
Once the ink is applied to the original board, students use a dry brayer to press the inked image onto a clean sheet of paper. There is a feeling of cooperation between the students and peer teaching and assistance exists each step of the way!
The objective of this lesson is to create original work and become more proficient in the preparation and process of print making. Students were all enthusiastic and everyone participated