Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SPARK Studio Art - Rotation 1

I am constantly getting asked, "WHAT DO YOU DO IN SPARK?".  Here is a 3.5 minute video that gives you an idea of what we did in Studio Art.  Each Studio Art is different because the students get a say in the direction of the class.  Enjoy a sneak peek at 5 weeks of after school fun.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Recycled Books become hedge hogs

What can you do with a book that is about to be recycled?  Well... third and fourth graders are making hedge hogs by folding these discarded treasures.  It is so much fun that we are thinking of trying turkeys next.  Stay tuned to see what we can create!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Monet monoprints

Claude Monet was the artist that inspired us.  We read a story and learned many facts.  In the Impressionistic style, we created our own water lily monoprints.  Enjoy the video to see our process and come and check out our arrays (nice math tie in!) in the corridors. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dot Day celebrations

Many thanks to Art Teacher Lisa Foley and the Summit Street artists in Ms. Hamilton's Kindergarten and Ms. Manz's First grade class.  WCS artists in Marybeth's and Ms. Eaton's artists were able to connect through Dot Day celebrations through Skype and ART!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Digital Portraits

Using iPads and PS Express, students created unique portraits.  Their creations will be used as inspirations for future projects! 

Saturday, August 31, 2013


This week in ART third and fourth graders created pastel landscapes.
The vocabulary word we learned was "SPACE".
Space means creating the illusion of depth in a piece of art!  :)

Congratulations SPARK artists!!


Congratulations to SPARK artists Joe and Maggie Warren!
Joe won an honorable mention and Maggie won FIRST PLACE in the Champlain Valley Fair's art show.
 Congratulations artists!

Monday, August 26, 2013

WELCOME BACK Kaleidoscope!

check out this video!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stuffed animals, Stories, and FUN!

The Haas n' Baker Student Story Time Symposium!
Friday, June 14th from 8 - 9 a.m.

   Please join us for a collaborative event between MC Baker's Art Room and the Haas Classroom showcasing the skills learned in Art using math, patterns and imagination to design stuffed animals/creatures and hand stitching them to bring them to life!
    In the classroom we read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo as our Read Aloud book. The students then wrote and illustrated stories about the journey of their very own stuffed animal that they created with Ms. Baker. Their enthusiasm was also inspired by Katie Boutin, Ben's sister, who asked if my class would illustrate the children's book she wrote for her Senior Grad Challenge from CVU. They enjoyed doing that so much they wanted to do one themselves. Katie's book will be on display Friday morning as well! (ssshhh...the author may be able to make an appearance!)

    The students have also been learning many different types of Poetry and have written and illustrated "wonder - full" Poetry Books!!! Yes indeed, we have been busy bees!!!

  So much to see and read! Please come browse and admire their efforts and celebrate this wonderful group of children with us!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Congratulations Artists!
Kellogg's Catchy Cards are a big hit!!
Cards were sold at Adam's Farm Market on Saturday and are still available on line.  Great integrated project!  Check out the article in the Williston Observer this week.

Color Wheel Cookies

As a end of year celebration, Mrs. Baker read the book "Mouse Paint" (by Ellen Stoll Walsh).  Students were given primary color frosting (red, yellow, and blue) and they mixed the secondary colors (orange, green, and purple).  They frosted cookies and ate their results!

Friday, May 3, 2013


Don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual WCS Art Show.  It will be held in the WCS Dining Room from 5-7 pm on Thursday, May 23rd.

Stuffed Animals!

Kaleidoscope third and fourth graders created their very own stuffed animal. They created patterns, learned about sewing,and had a lot of FUN! Students are currently writing books with their stuffed animal as the main character of the book.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Congratulations Artists!

On April 11, there was a special State House ceremony held in the House Chambers to honor the winners of this year's Financial Literacy poster contest. Congratulations to the following artists... Kaleidoscope 4th grader SHANE SKIFF. He earned an honorable mention. Mosaic 4th grader EVAN FORREST. He won third place in the elementary school division. Kaleidoscope fourth grader EMILY GLICKMAN. She won FIRST PLACE in the elementary school division. Emily has won a cash prize for herself and WCS. Congratulations Artists!