Printmaking with UE

Upper Elementary has been doing some printmaking over the past two weeks. We began by talking about the element of line and how expressive various lines can be. After looking at a few examples the students pulled some adjectives out of a “hat” and created a line that represented that word. However, they also had to make sure the beginning and end of their line connected with the lines of their peers. If you haven’t already, you can check out the UE line in the hallway across from the classroom.

After our line exercise we went outside to do some observational line drawing. The students had the option of adding some imaginary elements after they drew from life. Theses line drawings were used the following class to make printing plates. Students traced their drawings on top of foam and rolled black acrylic paint (in place of ink) onto the foam plate. They could then print multiples of their image. Some students chose to add color pencil at the end to give their prints extra pop. Look for a display later this week!  – Anne

 

A Few of Our Self-Portraits

Here are just a few of the self-portraits made in art class the first couple weeks of school. From left to right:  Greer (CH), Lily (CH), Lou (LE), Abby (LE), Nolan (UE), and Adrian (LE). More to come!

I’ve begun hanging the originals in the hall to the left of the toddler room, so next time you’re at school be sure to check them out! I’m hoping to display them all soon.  Each one really reflects the student’s unique and special personality. It’s been a really fun project.

-Anne

Hello from Anne!

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

Upper Elementary – having a blast at Camp Haze in Chester, CT

Zip-Lining, guided “trust” walks through the woods, crossing the chocolate river one imaginary marshmallow at a time, Dempsey works the rest of UE through a human knot…

Upper Elementary Camp Hazen Trip – September 2012

Upper Elementary Egypt Night…and Cast Party!

They are OUT!

WE HAVE MOVEMENT!!

Some Pictures from the 6th Years NYC Trip!

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