A couple of years ago, I recognized a growing trend in my fourth graders. We had spent all their Lower School years learning the basics of art, and now it was time for them to experiment and be true artists!
When I greet my students in the hall and announce that today will be a clay day, they immediately begin to cheer. Clay, is hands down one of the most favorite media of every elementary student with whom I’ve worked.
Shortly before Spring Break of 2016, our Elementary School Art Studio was transformed into a rhythm junk house! Our visiting artist, Don “the Junkman” Knaack worked with the Elementary School students to build a sound sculpture and learn basic rhythmic patterns, repetitions, and techniques.
Technology in the Art Studio is an exciting and daunting thing. How much is appropriate in a class where the students should be using their fine motor skills to produce physical pieces of work? How do you draw the line