Posts Tagged ‘art’

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The Bookfair Continues….

April 8, 2014

info from Holy Cross librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

If you didn’t make it to Oak Park Mall to the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Saturday, you missed the music, art and fun of the Holy Cross bookfair day, BUT you haven’t missed your chance to help Holy Cross raise money from the event.

Buy from any area Barnes & Noble or online from B&N.com using the code 11330172 at checkout through Thursday, April 10, and 15-20% of your purchase benefits the Holy Cross school library. (free shipping with orders over $25 online)

Thanks to Mrs. Cain and the Holy Cross 5th and 6th grade bands for performing on Saturday. You sounded great. The student art displayed at the bookstore looked beautiful.  Thanks to the volunteers who manned the welcome table and the craft table. And thanks to all who attended to support Holy Cross!

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Making Art the Ancient Way

April 7, 2014

from Holy Cross art teacher, Mr. Long –

The Holy Cross 8th grade Specials art class this year focused on ancient art and methods. We used two of the oldest methods of creating vessels known – coiling clay and coiling with fibers.

Originally, coiled fiber pots were made from prairie grasses, ours were made with modern materials such as paper and yarn. Other than that, the methods are the same. As you can see from the examples below, the 8th grade did a fantastic job with their creations.

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Capturing Modigliani

May 16, 2013

from Holy Cross art teacher, Mr. Long –

Holy Cross fourth graders recently learned about the Italian artist Modigliani,  and how he was inspired by African masks that he saw in a museum in Paris in the early 1920s. The fourth graders then used clay to make their own Modigliani-inspired sculptures, trying to capture some of the characteristics that Modigliani used in his sculptures.

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Invasion of First Grade Sea Turtles

May 9, 2013

from Holy Cross art teacher, Mr. Long –

Spoiler alert for Moms of Holy Cross first graders – act surprised if your house is invaded by a sea turtle on Mother’s Day!

This project is building on what that we learned last year in kindergarten. The children made pinch pots last year, and this year we are taking it a step further by adding pieces of clay to the pinch pots and learning about scoring and slip. We also added patterns to our turtles’ shells, which was a main theme this year.

We learned a lot about sea turtles as well. As with all clay projects, the kids really seem to enjoy this one.

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SmartBoard in the Art Classroom

May 7, 2013

Thanks to Hy-Vee, our Holy Cross art classroom now boasts a SmartBoard!  The school won the new technology as part of Hy-Vee’s SMART Points contest last fall. And congratulations to the Brown-Benedict family, who won an iPad2 as the family who contributed the most points to the contest. 

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Holy Cross art teacher Mr. Long with our new SmartBoard.

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3rd Graders Learn About Aboriginal Art

December 31, 2012

from Holy Cross Art Teacher, Mr. Long –

Holy Cross third graders recently worked on a print making project in Art Class. We studied the Aboriginal people of Australia and their art work. This is a multiple-color print making project dealing with abstraction and patterns in the print making process.

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De parte del Profesor de Arte de Holy Cross, el Sr. Long –

Los alumnos del tercero grado se Holy Cross están trabajando en un proyecto de impresión de decisiones en la clase de arte. estudiaron a los aborígenes de Australia y su trabajo con el arte. Se trata de un proyecto de impresión de varios colores haciendo frente a la abstracción y a patrones en el proceso de toma de impresión.

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5th-Grade Pottery – Yum.

November 30, 2012

from Holy Cross Art Teacher, Mr. Long –

Holy Cross 5th graders just completed a clay project called “Plates-o-Food”.

In this unit, students learn about the artist Pablo Picasso, and how he changed ceramics from a craft to a fine art. We also learn about Form, the differences between 2D & 3D Art and bas-relief sculpture.

For the sculpture part of the project, the students design and make their own Plate-o-food, and the results are amazing and always unique for each student. They learn different techniques for building, forming and texture of the clay.

This project has always been a favorite here at Holy Cross.

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