Stitching!!!!

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We just wrapped up a challenging unit on stitchery! Stitchery in the elementary art room includes using several yarn/needle techniques on a piece of burlap, or in some cases- a loom. Second grade created a butterfly. Third graders made weavings on a cardboard loom. Fourth grade created circle weavings on a paper plate loom (not pictured). Fifth grade stitched animals on burlap. And sixth graders are still working hard on their coil baskets. I can’t wait to share images of those!!!!

Great job overcoming this difficult media!!

Grade 5 Snowmen at Night

Fifth graders read the book “Snowmen at Night” by Mark & Caralyn Buehner.  They then used shading techniques to draw snowmen at night using chalk pastels.  Students used their fingers to blend some of the shadows.  I love how festive these turned out!  Great job 5th grade!

Mrs. Custer

Fifth Grade: Oceans

Fifth graders created ocean collages for the PTA fundraiser, “Original Works.”  They included a habitat for their ocean creatures in order to make their collages more interesting.  Stay tuned for your child’s artwork and order form to be sent home.

Grade 5: Global Cause Posters

Fifth grade students used two dimensional collage techniques to create a persuasive poster.  Their poster represents a current global issue that they support and care about. 

Great job fifth grade!

Mrs. Custer

VRES Self-portraits

K-6th grade students at VRES created self-portraits on the first day of art.  Ms. Lopez and I spelled out VRES with the square self-portraits but we still had extra squares!  We made extra banners to hang around the school and we hope you check those out too.

Can’t wait to meet the VRES families at Back to School night tonight!