Sunday, November 20, 2011

Georgia O'Keefe

As a follow up project to soap making, 3rd and 4th graders studied American artist Georgia O'Keefe. They looked at nature through a microscope. They created acrylic paintings based on an enlarged nature images of a flower, shell, skull, leaf, butterfly wing, etc.

Making SOAP... It is good clean FUN!

3rd and 4th graders in Equinox House participated in an integrated project using math, science, and art skills. School gardener Mr. Andrew, enrichment teacher Ms. Milks, Art teacher Mrs. Baker, and TA Ms. Amanda have teamed to combine their specialties in this fun and unique project. Working in groups, students learned to make soap and created their own unique formula. They used a natural base (olive oil, shea butter, etc), garden herbs, and organic essential oils and learned what each herb and oil smells like and what benefits they have on the skin.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

3rd & 4th graders learn about Henry Moore

In Exploratory Arts, 3rd and 4th graders learned about English sculptor Henry Moore by researching in the Tech Lab. In the Art room, they created their own Henry Moore inspired soap sculptures! Art Rocks at Williston Central School!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gesture Drawing

Upper House students are learning all about drawing this year. A gesture drawing is quick and sketchy. It captures movement and character. 5th and 6th graders practice doing timed drawigns of each other.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Claude Monet and monoprints

Third and fourth graders learned about Impressionist artist Claude Monet.
They created monoprints inspired by his waterlily paintings.


Gyo= fish; Taku= impression

"The fish I caught was thiiiis big!"
Everyone has a fish tale to tell, but how doyou know how big the fish really was? In Japan, the ancient art of taking prints from fish waws called gyotaku and was developed int he 1800's to accurately document fish size. A fish is inked, then paper is pressed onto it to make a print.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Congratulations Artists!

The national poster contest "Be a Superhero! Save Money!" sponsored by the State Treasurer's office announced that Equinox 4th grader Zach Schaw won 2nd place in the elementary school division. The judges also selected 3 other Equinox 4th graders to receive honorable mention. Congratulations to Jessica Gagne, Ryan Messick, and Olivia Werner! All of these posters will be displayed on a web page and the students will be honored at a special ceremony on April 14th where they will meet the Governor and the Satate Treasurer. Congratulations artists!