Saturday, August 19, 2017

We're back and we're #makingasplash !

#DiveInDolvin is our school wide theme this year, and we are doing just that in the art room. PBIS and 7 Mindsets are our motivations for making it the best year ever - when we dive in, of course we "make a splash!"
In art class, we can make a splash with teamwork at the beginning and ending of class, resulting in a splash sticker in our class paint bucket. We can also make individual splashes by answering questions, being creative, or showing accountability - students will sign the splash sheet for these, which goes with their teacher at the end of art to coordinate with their class reward system.

In these first two weeks, we have been practicing routines and procedures as well as doing some prep work for the rest of the year by creating lists of our own interests and ideas to be used to personalize our art products this year.
K's are getting hooked on art by trying out the always magical process of watercolor paint over crayon - we call it resist and it is so much fun to do! First graders are beginning their family portraits using size and shape relationships, and 2/3's have jumped into contour drawing - with a twist! More on this very soon.
Fourth and fifth graders are getting ready for the big solar eclipse by designing an illustration and choosing their media - some are choosing a scientific approach to their illustration and some are taking a more artistic approach. I cant wait to show these off next week.
We will get out new portfolios started next week - for those of you new to Dolvin, we keep all our student work in the portfolio until our end of year art show, Fine Arts Night, then everything comes home. But not to worry - we will be sharing all of our completed projects with you through Artsonia, our online gallery of digital portfolios. Be on the lookout for more info on that in the next month or so.

Looking forward to diving in with my Smartest Artists and making a splash this year!

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