Second Grade


Second Grade Soars in Artville

 

The Second Grade Rainbow Rotation:

Ms. Strohschein and Ms. Wright have art on Day 1, 11:10-12:30.

Ms. Thorne has art on Day 1, 1:45-3:05.

Ms. Merrill has art on Day 4, 11:10-12:30.

Ms. Schoenborn has art on Day 4, 1:45-3:05 p.m.

Because we use the best paint in Artville, it is best to wear your not-best uniform on Art Day!


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  • Masterpiece Art: Architecture In second grade, Masterpiece Art presents sculpture from the Weisman Art Museum.  The first project is the spectacular Weisman Building, designed by Frank Gehry.  Parents have all done a beautiful ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:33 AM by Carol Grams
  • Rainforest Animals with Sparkle What sorts of animals might be living in a rainforest of magic bean plants?  
    Posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:41 PM by Carol Grams
  • Second Graders Plant Beans... What would happen if our beans were transported to the rainforest, and they had extra sunlight, lots of rainfall, and all the beautiful plants of the forest to inspire them ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:37 PM by Carol Grams
  • Why Dragons? For me, art and story have always gone hand in hand. Many of our students are natural story tellers.  We took another precious day in Artville to ask the questions ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 PM by Carol Grams
  • Dragons Chinese New Year is a great time to make dragons, though we would probably make them anyway.  We make them in teams, with each child having a turn to be ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 11:10 AM by Carol Grams
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Masterpiece Art: Architecture

posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:33 AM by Carol Grams

In second grade, Masterpiece Art presents sculpture from the Weisman Art Museum.  The first project is the spectacular Weisman Building, designed by Frank Gehry.  Parents have all done a beautiful job of getting the kids excited about architecture, design, and using unconventional materials to make imaginative structures.

Rainforest Animals with Sparkle

posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:41 PM by Carol Grams

What sorts of animals might be living in a rainforest of magic bean plants?  

Second Graders Plant Beans...

posted Feb 10, 2017, 2:37 PM by Carol Grams

What would happen if our beans were transported to the rainforest, and they had extra sunlight, lots of rainfall, and all the beautiful plants of the forest to inspire them?  They might grow into something altogether different from what we expect...

Why Dragons?

posted Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 PM by Carol Grams

For me, art and story have always gone hand in hand. Many of our students are natural story tellers.  We took another precious day in Artville to ask the questions; where did the dragons come from? how did they get to Artville? What might they do when they get here?

Dragons

posted Jan 24, 2017, 11:10 AM by Carol Grams

Chinese New Year is a great time to make dragons, though we would probably make them anyway.  We make them in teams, with each child having a turn to be the leader in making their own dragon. It is a beautiful continuation of brush handling and the outlines are amazingly fluid and dragon-like.  The dragons often have names.

Weaving Together

posted Dec 14, 2016, 8:53 AM by Carol Grams

This project involved learning a little about the culture, history and art of Peru, as well as linking to the history of all textiles. Children delight in mastering this intricate craft, and many are glad to learn how to tie knots. 


Magic Numbers

posted Sep 21, 2016, 8:12 AM by Carol Grams


Ideas for projects come from many sources, but a new math curriculum is a first in Artville.  Inspired by our new Singapore math and "Figure Five in Gold," a painting by Charles Demuth, second graders combined lines, shapes, colors and numbers into unique works of art. Their interpretations ranged from representational to abstract, all beautiful.  I wish I had room to show them all here, but they will be on display in the LS Commons above the second grade classrooms.  

Collage Self Portraits

posted Sep 7, 2016, 8:38 AM by Carol Grams   [ updated Sep 7, 2016, 8:41 AM ]

We start art with shape, color, glue, crayons and paper.  Children looked at some examples of portraits, identifying how artists show details and expression, and noticing the differences between realistic portraits and more abstract.  Matisse collages provided extra inspiration.  

Second Grade Learns to Weave

posted Feb 24, 2015, 1:53 PM by Carol Grams

SSecond graders are all interested in this new skill, and all are willing to give it a try.  They learn a little about the history of this ancient art, and its important place in the culture of many traditional cultures.  Children make creative choices in their selection of yarn colors and in how they want their weaving to be displayed in the upcoming Lower School Art Show (April 21 if you are planning ahead).
 

Winter Bird Painting

posted Feb 4, 2015, 1:32 PM by Carol Grams   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 1:34 PM ]

Nature is a great source of inspiration for artists of all ages.  This project gave second graders a good challenge, and a feeling of accomplishment and pride in their success.  They thought about warm and cool colors, and how to use shapes and lines in their drawings.  These young artists are becoming such good painters and they mix beautiful colors.  


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