06 December

3rd Grade Picasso Portraits

Third grade has completed a short artist’s study of Pablo Picasso, and our wild Picasso-style portraits are now on display in the hallway outside the Activity Center. Take a stroll through our gallery to appreciate that, as Picasso himself once

19 November

My Holy Spirit Moment

Mondays are a great time for an unexpected Holy Spirit Moment! After a day of “Keep Christ in Christmas” designs with Third and Fourth grade, beading with All-Day Kindergarten, and weaving Thanksgiving Feast placemats with First Grade and MAC, I

07 November

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Wow! The holiday sprint has begun!  We know how to do “festive” here at St. Al’s, and we’ve already begun some Christmas Clay projects in 7/8 Art.  We began with a basic cone template construction and then took our cones

21 October

Happy Hallowfest!

Please plan to join us at St. Aloysius this Friday evening, October 25, for one of our most fun-filled community events…Hallowfest!  There will be lots of spooky art projects to greet you outside the Activity Center!  Our 5/6 Art Clay

03 October

Here Comes the Sun!

MAC and first grade have been practicing the concepts of Landscape (foreground, midground, background, sky) and Color Families (shades of one color).  They’ve created beautiful sunsets reminiscent of classic quilt designs.  We’re starting our Artist’s Study of Grandma Moses on Monday. 

26 September

5/6 Peer Critique

5/6 Art has been practicing shading techniques (hatching, cross-hatching, scumbling, tonal changes, and stippling) with colored pencils to create their “Jar of Values.” They filled their jars with the five most important people, ideas, or things in their lives to create

13 September

Full STEAM Ahead!

Phase III of the fund-raising for the second floor finishing work of the new building is underway!  Look for exciting updates from the Advancement and Marketing Teams as we make progress toward our new Performing Arts Classroom, Visual Arts Classroom,

06 September

Back to School Night- September 12

Please join your St. Al’s Arts Specialists in the Gym for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 12.  We’ll have a booth where you can ask questions and take pictures to show the community you support the Arts at St.

30 August

Welcome Back to Art Class!

We have some very exciting changes to our Art space this fall.  Thanks to a grant from the Nazareth Guild, we now have a document camera and video projector.  We’ll be able to view up-close technique demonstrations, short Art videos,

11 June

Celebrating ART and Summer Break!

We have had another fantastic year of art, from Kindergarten through eighth grade! We’ve spent the last days of school celebrating our accomplishments and making some outside chalk art.  I challenge all my students to make something outstanding this summer,