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Elementary Art

Kindergarten students read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The class discussed how the wings of a butterfly were symmetrical which means same. On day two of the lesson, students were given two pieces of construction paper and contrasting paint colors and asked to create texture with the paint using a variety of tools available to them. The students will conclude the lesson by drawing a large butterfly and learning how to cut out, arrange and attach shapes using their painted papers to create a symmetrical butterfly of their own.



2nd grade Art - Faith Ringgold

Second grade students learned about the artist Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold is an African American female artist who creates story quilts about her experiences growing up in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. She also wrote a children's book called Tar Beach - a story about a little girl who wanted to fly to the George Washington Bridge in New York City. Students learned about quilts and how this artist combined sewing and painting. For our project, students are creating their own story quilt using fabric pieces. They are also writing a sentence and creating a painting about where they would go if they could fly.