Art Club

The Art Department at Avoca West School offers a before school Art Club every year. Each grade level meets for six consecutive sessions during the school year beginning with fifth grade and ending with first grade. Enrollment is limited to fifteen students per session and classes are free of charge. Student participation is selected by lottery and all classes meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Students will receive an invitation to join when it is time for their grade level session to meet. When you receive the letter to join, please sign and return it to Mrs. Scozia if you would like your child to participate.

 

Student Art Gallery

The art department is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Student Art Gallery exhibit. 

Students at every grade level are invited to present a selection of their artwork to Mrs. Scozia, and will also need to complete an “artist’s statement.”  

Congratulations and a huge thank you goes out to our talented 2017 Student Gallery Artists for sharing their amazing artwork with us! They are: Evan, Alex, Margaret, Bella, Abigail and Aaliya. We all enjoyed viewing their creative illustrations!

 

 

First Grade Artists

Students have been learning about color, line, shape, and texture. They used this knowledge to create colorful animal tempera paintings and self portrait contour line drawings, which can be viewed in the first grade corridor.

Students are encouraged to submit artwork to our “Student Art Gallery” bulletin board.

 

 

 

 

Second Grade Artists

Students examine the role that graffiti street art plays in the community today, and where they have seen it. They practice drawing their name using different three dimensional lettering styles on large poster paper. Their “tagging” creations are hanging outside of the second grade classrooms. 

We are currently beginning our folktale puppet unit. Students will be creating their favorite folktale character and will share it with their parents during folktale night in February. 

Students are encouraged to submit artwork to our “Student Art Gallery” bulletin board.

Fourth Grade Artists

We recently completed our American Revolution painted murals, which will be hanging in the corridor outside of the music room.

We are currently exploring the faux stained glass technique. Students will be incorporating Greek Mythology images into their stained glass designs.

Students are encouraged to submit artwork to our “Student Art Gallery” bulletin board.

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Fifth Grade Artists

Students are currently creating a unique mosaic composition using colorful pieces of ceramic tile. They are using a tile nipper to cut large pieces of tile into smaller shapes, then will be attaching them to a piece of wood using liquid glue. Colored grout will be added to complete the process. This mosaic art activity promotes large and small hand muscle development, as well as eye-hand coordination. Students share materials and engage in free-form critiques. 

We recently completed our Industrial Revolution colored pencil portrait sketches, which can be viewed in the fifth grade corridor.

Students are encouraged to submit artwork to our “Student Art Gallery” bulletin board.

Third Grade Artists

Students are learning about Native American arts and crafts. They constructed dream catchers, totem poles, and are currently designing and building small scale Native American villages.

Students are encouraged to submit artwork to our “Student Art Gallery” bulletin board.

Avoca Artists

Artists at every grade level:

  • Participated in an art activity that was inspired by the Peter H. Reynolds storybook, “The Dot.” Students used felt pens to depict unique images on white dots which were incorporated into a hanging art installation that can be viewed in the school Library.
  • Used felt pens to create “locker art” hand drawings, which gave students the opportunity to share their drawings on their locker for the entire school to enjoy!
  • Painted expressive images on rocks which are currently displayed in the school Library and front hall display case. The colorful rocks will eventually become part of a “kindness garden,” which will be installed in April, by the school front entrance area.

 

1st Grade Tempera Paintings

Students expanded their color palette as they practiced mixing primary colors into secondary colors. They used acrylic paints to create an animal mural, and tempera paints to portray large animals using the pointillism method. They also used the slab construction technique to create small decorative plates out of clay.

 

4th Grade Light & Color

Students created faux stained glass images from Greek Mythology using acrylic paint, glue, and plastic film. Their creations were displayed throughout the science corridor and in their classrooms. They also enjoyed creating clay vases using the slab construction method, and colored pencil sketches that depict scenes from the American revolution.