Second Grade


Second Grade Soars in Artville

 

The Second Grade Rainbow Rotation:

Ms. Feeney 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. Strohschein 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!


Recent Announcements

  • Second Grade Paints the Town! Part of the second grade curriculum is the study of communities, which of course inspires a great painting opportunity.  In constructing building shapes with lines, young artists had the chance ...
    Posted by Carol Grams
  • Wood Assemblage For a small museum, the Weisman has some amazing pieces.  One of them that we look at with the Masterpiece Art Program, is a wood assemblage by Louise Nevelson, "Sun ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:00 PM by Carol Grams
  • Inside/Outside Another Masterpiece Art activity, this cardboard project interprets The Pedicord Apartments at the Weisman Art Museum.  The second graders found cardboard pieces that suggested a building, just like the Pedicord ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:09 AM by Carol Grams
  • 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
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 33. View more »

Second Grade Paints the Town!

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:03 AM by Carol Grams   [ updated ]

Part of the second grade curriculum is the study of communities, which of course inspires a great painting opportunity.  In constructing building shapes with lines, young artists had the chance to revisit their first grade lesson on the language of lines.  Designing and naming their building was part of the project.  Children worked together to compose a large mural giving additional life and energy to their work.  The beautiful painting to the left, is "The University of Fun."  Below is "Upside Down Town."


Wood Assemblage

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:00 PM by Carol Grams

For a small museum, the Weisman has some amazing pieces.  One of them that we look at with the Masterpiece Art Program, is a wood assemblage by Louise Nevelson, "Sun Over City." Children love the idea of making art from wood scraps.  They approached the project with great energy, and their creations showed variety and careful construction.


Inside/Outside

posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:09 AM by Carol Grams

Another Masterpiece Art activity, this cardboard project interprets The Pedicord Apartments at the Weisman Art Museum.  The second graders found cardboard pieces that suggested a building, just like the Pedicord artists used something real that they found.  The Pedicord is an interactive piece, with doors that conceal hidden fragments of the lives behind them.  Our young artists used contrast to create an inside/ouside dynamic that conveys the idea that there is something more behind the door.... 

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.  

1-10 of 33