Monthly Archives: October 2011

2nd Grade’s Venetian Masks


2nd Grade is learning about art from around the world.  They recently learned about Venetian Carnival Masks.  Here are some pictures of them in the masks they made.

2A Mrs. James’ Class:

2B Mrs. Isakson’s Class:


Donations Needed


I am in need of wrapping paper tubes & empty 2 liter soda bottles for the Art Room.  If you have any you’d like to donate you can leave them for me in the office or in the Art Room. Thanks!

Welcome Back


Welcome Back!  Art doesn’t start until the middle of September so it took me a few weeks to have some work to show.  I’ll try to post updates every couple of weeks from here on out so be sure to check back often because there are a lot of exciting things coming up.


1st Grade will be spending the year looking at specific Artists and exploring some basic principles of design.  We began with American Color Field painter Kenneth Noland & explored vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines using colored tissue paper.  Here are a few of the results.  Right now all of these are displayed on the bulletin board in the hallway of the main building.



Every year, 3rd Grade spends time in class learning about Portland and even takes a field trip downtown in the Spring.  I decided to enhance this by spending the year with them exploring art & Artists in and around Portland.  These fabulous works are inspired by Portland Artist Kim Hamblin.  She uses cut paper and nails to make beautiful works of art.  We looked at her work, talked about complementary colors & then used paper & brads to make our artwork.  The piece above by Kim Hamblin is called Flight 5 & if you have a chance you should really check out her work at