Friday, May 9, 2014
Check out some of the work done by TBPS students during this school year. In addition to the sculptures there will be paintings, drawings, collage, and mixed media pieces to enjoy as well.
Axel's Gallery and Frameshop, KC Bagels, and the Waterbury Senior Center.
There will be a reception at Axel's Gallery on Friday, May 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Students in Camille Anderson's 4th grade class and Chris Costello's 3rd grade class will be working on a book of historic buildings in Waterbury. Thanks to Elise Braun of the Susan Sebastian Foundation, a book of Waterbury buildings will be published in the fall of 2014. Students will research the history of these buildings and write about their findings for this book. Nancy Daigle, TBPS librarian and MK Monley, TBPS art teacher have been collaborating with these teachers for this project.
About the Art:
Students took a walking field-trip into town and photographed the buildings they will research. Consideration was given to point of view in the photos and in choosing a line of sight that picks up the character of the buildings. The images selected to print took into consideration unique angles that removed the visual distraction of the electrical wires.
|Outlining with glue - the practice images.|
The selected images were printed and then enlarged on the photocopy machine. Students first practiced on a small detailed shot to learn about the technique of chalk pastel and glue drawings.
|After the outlining is complete, the glue must dry before working with the pastels.|
|Students worked in pairs on the finished pieces.|
|Working with the pastels.|
|The finished pieces.|
About the Writing:
Stay tuned for more detailed information. We'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This week the Kindergarten & Preschool classes were taught how to make books!
Both classes had previously made 'cover art' in the form of collage and paintings, which we then used for the covers of the books! The Kindergarten classes focused on creating their names with pastels, collage materials, paint and crayons. While the preschool classes used their paste paper mono-prints as their covers.
We started with making the holes in our books so we would have a guide for where to sew, then each student got a needle and yarn and the sewing began!
After the students finished their books they had enough time to color in them. Some students said they were going to use their book as a picture book, others said a story book and some even said a comic book! Here are some of the finished books: