Art Club is under way and 5th-8th grade students meet once a week during lunch/recess according to their grade levels. Students are working on Sea Life Scratch Paper projects. Students have been drawing fish, sharks, octopus, star fish, crabs and sea weed. They transfer their drawings to black scratch paper. Then, they use wood tools to outline drawings and add textures and solid areas. When students scratch away the black ink, many bright colors are revealed underneath. Once the art club projects are finished, I will upload some to my teacher page and display all of them in the hallway! Later in October, art club students will sculpt clay skulls!
Class Art Projects for January 2019
We are starting new projects in January 2019 in all classes! Here is what’s happening in the art room at St. Giles in January:
7th & 8th Grade: Watercolor still-life & landscapes
6th: Scratch paper trees
5th: Scratch paper trees and oil pastel still-life
4th: Fish drawings
3rd: Robot and Snowmen drawings
2nd: Robot and Snowmen drawings, Sky Drawings
1st: Caterpillar drawings, Snowmen drawings
Kindergarten: Pattern Designs on hats and gloves, Heart drawings, Snowmen drawings
Art Club-January 2019 Update
Art Club students are currently working on new projects in January 2019. The 5th grade art club students are sculpting snowmen in clay and adding fabric scarves and buttons. The 6th-8th grade art club students are painting fruit and animals with acrylic paints, while learning about value, texture and color blending.
In December 2018, students decorated ornaments and in November 2018, students sculpted and painted Day of the Dead skulls in clay.
Original Works Art Program-Directions and Examples, Orders Due on November 13th!
We have teamed up with Original Works to offer a special art program. Your child will be creating their own unique artwork for this project. You can place online orders, in which you can order your child’s artwork on a variety of products.
Important- After placing your online order, print the receipt and tape it to the back of the artwork or write the receipt number in pencil on the back of the artwork. Put the artwork with the receipt back in the yellow envelope and return it to the homeroom teacher. ORDERS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH AT MIDNIGHT!
Questions-Email Mrs. Kent. email@example.com
Orders will be distributed to families by December 20th.
Profits will support the educational programs at St. Giles.
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Mary Jo Kent
My name is Mary Jo Kent and I am thrilled to be teaching art to K-8th grade students this year at St. Giles! I have experience teaching art at St. Benedict Preparatory School and Deerfield District 109. I will be the Production Assistant for the 8th Grade Musical and the Art Club Moderator and Yearbook Moderator. I look forward to helping students develop their artistic skills, as well as teaching them more about creativity, problem-solving and understanding art history.
I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education. I took additional coursework at the American Academy of Art in Painting. I have exhibited my artwork at the American Academy of Art, the Des Plaines History Center and various art fairs. I have done commissioned artwork for many clients, including Alderwoman Maryann Smith.
I’m looking forward to building positive relationships with students, teachers and staff. I’m excited about being part of the faith community at St. Giles and I want to encourage students to grow in their faith every day!