PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Art in the Art Room

Kindergarten has missed a bit of art, due to lots of holidays falling on Mondays. They will be finishing up their Kandinsky squares with concentric circles next week.
First grade learned how to make cool or warm colored paper weavings after looking at Native American weavings.
Second grade embarked upon our stamp unit for the BSI post office. The students are carefully drawing birds, making every effort to fill the stamp template. They will choose the best of three drawings to publish into their final stamp.
Third grade are finishing their Brooklyn Bridge watercolor and oil pastel resist drawings.
Fourth grade are working on Doodle4Google entries: this year’s theme was to imagine the future in 2046.
Fifth grade finished their value self portraits, having paid special attention to the range of tones from black to white. The writing portion asked them to imagine where they would be in 20 years, how they would contribute to the world, and what career they might be in. The answers are fascinating! Fifth grade students began a weaving-in-the-round project.
Sixth grade are finishing up their tesselations, after having looked at the work of MC Escher. Many have begun work on their pop-art tint self portraits after we looked at the work of Warhol, Lichenstein, Oldenberg and Haring.
Seventh and eighth grade are working on radial symmetry paper sculptures utilizing Origami, after completing Doddle4Google entry forms.
Seventh grade Fine Arts Elective is finishing up drawing their hands holding a ribbon, paying particular attention to the range of tones. They are then choosing several world patterns to populate their backgrounds.
Eighth grade Fine Arts Elective have been painting a fruit still life. Both elective classes were treated to a visiting artist who taught them about gesture drawing. We’ve been practicing that as well as drawing a seated figure in preparation for the art high school auditions, the first of which took place last weekend, with more coming up in early December.