04 June

See You in September!

Thank you  to all my students for a wonderful year of inspiring, gorgeous art! I’ll miss seeing you over the summer, but here are a few art ideas to keep you “ART SMART” until I see you in September:

18 May

Emphasis on O’Keeffe

The Kindergarten students were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, and looked up close at some real tulips. They were amazed at how different they looked on the inside compared to the outside!  We read Georgia O’Keeffe: Little People, Big Dreams about

04 April

Springtime Pointillism

Ms. Schmidt’s third grade and Mrs. Manfred’s third/fourth MAC class have been studying the works of Georges Seurat, the famous French artist credited with popularizing pointillism, a painting style that uses small “points” of color to create complex, saturated colors. 

23 February

Twosday in the Art Room!

For Twosday (2/22/22) 5th-8th graders did sketchbook prompts involving the number two.  Students could combine two animals or foods to create new creatures and culinary delights.  They really got creative with the prompts, and I saw “octotigers,” “black bear-terflies,” and

11 February

Welcome to the HEART room!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week the Art Room is the Heart Room!  1/2 MAC class made “Concentric Hearts,” 4th grade made soft pastel “Complimentary Complementary Hearts,” and 2nd grade made bold oil pastel “Scribble Hearts” (see above photo),

10 January

First and MAC’s Noisy Paint Boxes

First and MAC read Barb Rosenstock’s classic, The Noisy Paint Box (about abstract art pioneer Kandinsky), before Christmas break. This week, we opened our noisy paintboxes and made abstract masterpieces of our own!  The students took their inspiration from the

06 December

It’s Christmas Clay Time!

First trimester’s 5/6 art class finished their clay monsters last week, and 7/8 art is working on a top-secret Christmas project.  Look for fragile gifts (made with lots of love) under your tree in the next few weeks. Merry Christmas

20 November

Celebrating the new Art Classroom!

This week we celebrated the dedication and blessing of our new upper floor classrooms for St. Aloysius. Students, donors, families, and students finally got to see the new music, art and STEM classrooms, and we are all so excited to

19 October

It’s Spooky Season at St. Al’s!

Many of our primary classes are doing spooky, Halloween-inspired projects.  Kindergarten made Jack o’lantern lanterns to learn how to turn a two-dimensional sheet of paper into a 3-D lantern, 1st grade and 1/2 MAC made spooky spiders in a web,

25 September

7/8 Art Zentangles

Amid all the Fund Fun 2.0 excitement, 7/8 Art is experiencing the calm creativity that comes from doing Zentangles.  Their designs are intricate, creative, and exceptionally cool!  They’ve combined graphite, Sharpie, and colored pencil to create these beauties.