Welcome to Mrs. Piazza's Visual Arts Class!
"It is Art that makes life, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it's process."
~ Henry James ~
What's happening in the art room?
STEAM- Our current STEAM art classes are exploring the science behind the pottery wheel, including; physics, force, pull, gravity and the chemistry involved in the glazing process. Additional art activities related to form, utilitarian art and radial symmetry will also be produced.
6th Grade- The 6th grade class has begun Printed Portraits, a layered printing activity that focuses on proportion of the human face, composition and emotion in art.
5th Grade- Our 5th graders are currently involved in watercolor painting techniques and landscape design while producing a composition of Birch Trees. Light/shadow, space, texture, value, line & shape are all elements or principles of design used in this project!
4th Grade- The 4th grade class recently completed the clay process of pinch pots and will be moving on to glaze their ceramics once fired in the kiln. Form, symbols, pattern, Native American art and clay/glazing techniques are focused on during this project.
3rd Grade- Our 3rd graders are exploring landscape design and how space is created when using the rules of perspective. A crayon resist watercolor painting will be produced, depicting a winter landscape.
2nd Grade- The 2nd grade class is in the process of completing a unique painting of an Owl Silhouette. This project involves chalk pastel showing shape and value in color, as well as, black tempera painted line & shape for the Owl's silhouette in a tree. Messy beautiful fun!
1st Grade- A winter collage with line, shape & pattern will be created while practicing techniques in cutting and gluing paper.
Kindergarten & Pre-K- The Kindergarten and preschool classes will be exploring techniques in painting, printmaking and collage while demonstrating an understanding of line, shape, color & pattern within various art activities.