Coreta Kent- Rainbow Weightless - Ms. Klein
VIRTUAL ART SHOW FOR GRADES 3, 4, AND 5 IS HERE! Scroll down to June 2nd entry for details and see the show at the bottom link of the page.
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Art Is Always With you!
Hi boys and girls! It's Ms. Klein here for you! During these times we are not able to be together in art class, I thought you might like some ideas to play with at home. Visit me here whenever you like and I will try to check in daily with something new to try or art to inspire you to create. Remember you always have art. I'd love to keep in touch and share ideas together! If you like you could start by drawing anything you wish (Free Choice Drawing ) either from your imagination or something or someone around the house. Use whatever materials you like. Also check out the link at the bottom Art for Kids to Make. You can share your art with me or to just say hello if you like with your parents' help on my school email. Artsonia is another site you might like to visit to see your work, past and present and other students' work around the country. As I always say, every child is an artist ! Art is all around us! We become the artist when we can find it and capture it for others to enjoy!
Dear Art Club Knitters,
Please don't worry about your knitting for the kangaroo pouches. Let's wait and see when it's safe to proceed. The baby kangaroos will need our knitting for quite a while. Let's hope we get back to lunch and recess at Alden Art Club soon!
I wanted everyone to know your art work, clay, weavings, tapestries and all your past work is safe in the art room. It's all waiting for us when we return! It wil be so wonderful to see you and your work again, hopefully soon! Know your parents can email me at email@example.com about any concerns or just to say hi or to show me what you have been creating ! I promise to answer!
Hi boys and girls! Today I wanted to show you a colored pencil drawing a did of Koneko (at the bottom of my page)! As you can see, I just concentrated on his fur and facial area. Would you like to try drawing an animal from home, your pet, a picture you have, or an animal toy? I remember so many of you love animals as I do! It can be fun to look at them carefully and notice just how beautiful they are! I'd love to hear from you and see your drawing! Use anything you like to capture your pet's beauty!And remember your Pet Portraits in third grade to inspire! Most are on Artsonia!
Good morning boys and girls! My thought for the week-end is to have you think about creating art from your own Truely Free Choice! What would you like to make from what you have at home? Perhaps you want to create something from recycled materials such as foil from the kitchen or from a broken toy or game piece that inspires you! I would love to see what wonderful ideas might happen! So many times this year and past years, you have surprised me with such unique creativity!
Let it happen! I am with you in spirit, now and forever!
Monday hello! I remember how tired we used to be on Monday mornings! Can't wait to see you again, Mondays and every day!
Take a look at the top of the page my "Truely Free Choice" I created from scrap papers at home! See "Weightless" at the top of the page. Would love to see what you made!
Lots of love,
Hi boys and girls! It looks like you are visiting me here, which I am so glad to see! Surprise me with a creative endeavor! Remember crazy hair, hat, and sock days?! Maybe we could do Crazy Art Day! What would you do? I am open for all sorts of artistic ideas for us to create together! Crazy portraits with misplaced features might work like Tom Fedro!
Good morning everyone! It's April Fools' Day and what fun we used to have! Let's continue to have that fun today! I wonder if you could fool me with your art like an optical illuson? Maybe it looks like one thing but it's really something else like the 5th grade Tangles turned into vines! Hope I hear from you and hope you see the "We miss you!"video. It will brighten up your day, no foolin'!See Duck Rabbit at the page bottom!
Hi Alden families! I hope you are well and adjusting to our new virtual times. Parents know that I am available for conferences. If you have questions about art and your child, you can email me. I am happy to follow up with a phone conversation as well. I am finding hearing a voice with a message is often comforting.
Boys and girls, I know another rainy day! Art can bring sunshine to you even though there are clouds in the sky! Rainbows, birds, and flowers,
practically anything is possible! You decide and create! I have attached above the page Coreta Kent's Rainbow Swash!
My dear art stdents,
What a beautiful day we are blessed with! I hope you will all have time to enjoy the sun! Chek out Dale Chihuly's Glass Sun Sculpture on the bottom of this page ! Isn't it amazing! How might you create a solar image from materials at home, 2 or 3 -d!
Hi again boys and girls! Another blessed sunny day! Here's another sculpture representing the sun on the bottom of the page! It's bronze and created by Melody Lane! Try geometric shapes from recycled paper towel rolls for rays and paper glued or taped together for the center!
Hello my wonderful artists! I have found some very cool sculptures with raindrop themes! Just when you thought rain was boring! See at the bottom of the page the raindrop installations. Enjoy and let me know what you think! Raindrops from ziplock bags cut into raindrop shapes can be glued to paper with a rainbow made from ribbon or drawn with markers or crayons might be fun.
Good morning boys and girls,
Happy Passover and happy almost Easter! Ms. Lies shared this morning it's also National Unicorn Day! We are celebrating the rare beings we are! See if you can find art you like that represents either the bunny or unicorn! I've attached the red balloon bunny by Jeff Koons towards the page bottom!
Art news for my boys and girls! Today marks the 150th year the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC opened, 1870-2020, April 13th! www.metmuseum.org can take you there in lots of ways! How lucky we are to have such a magnificent place for art! Find a piece of art you want to copy something from then add your own background.
Good morning fabulous art students! What a storm we had yesterday! I am sure many of you are still without power! Today over a 100 years ago the Mona Lisa at the page bottom, was stollen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911 by a custodian at the museum. He tried to sell it two years later to an Italian art dealer. He was then caught and the painting was returned. As a result the Mona Lisa became the most famous work of art in the world! Like loosing power, we often don't appreciate something until it's gone! Try today to draw a self portrait by looking at yourself with a mirror and drawing an oval of the head first. Then the eyes ,nose and mouth.last the hair is best.Then erase to refine your shapes.
Hi boys and girls, I have some art ideas to chase the rain away! Today is Leonardo da Vinci's birthday! To honor him, we celebrate World Art Day! I am suggesting ordering a book about art you might like and to try using food to create something artistic! I have added children's' art book examples and an image of the Mona Lisa made from icing! Now that's creative! Have fun whatever you choose!
Good Morning boys and girls! As I was thinking of art as food, I thought you might like a few creative ideas to make cooking and food preparation artful! Check out the Micey Nibbles and the Kitty Loaf towards the bottom og the page! A simple change of shape and placement on something familiar can make your day!
Have some fun in the kitchen and create edible art!
Hello my fabulous Alden artists! What a beautiful day and a beautiful way to start a vacation through art! Imagine crystal blue waters on a tropical island, with perfect weather and no worries! I am signing off today with Ben Young's glass sculpture of Waves at the bottom. Isn't it cool! He cuts and glues sheets of glass by hand to form the waves! www.brokenliquid.com is where you can see his collection. Happy traveling next week with your art! How about representing a tropical island with yur own waves.
As always, I am thinking of you,
Good morning boys and girls and Alden parents! I continue to miss everyone and look forward to personal contact in the future! In the meantime parents, know you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and have your children add a message, perhaps an image of their art, their pet, themselves, however they would like to reach out to me. I hope this will help us connect more directly during these difficult times. I am attaching a photo of an art installation by Alaster Noble of Paper boats and Messages Sent at the bottom. I hope to hear from you!
Something small is our topic today,boys and girls.Barbara Stanton is an artist who paints as small as she can,inature Painting at the bottom! How fun it might be for you to try something tiny to create! How small you can manage will be your challenge! Any media you would like to work with or have would be great! I cant wait to see what you design!
Good morning Alden artitis! I am sharing a photo I took recently that became magical! Can you find the magic I created in Pool Reflection towars the bottom? Perhaps you'd like to create magic of your own with with art! Happy making magic!
Hi boys and girls! I found the perfect sculpture to show you. It's called The Letting Go by Sarah Sze. It's at the MFA waiting for us to see when we get back to"normal"! The artist wants the viewers to notice common objects in her work which have taken on a new beginning. Hopefully her work will help us to remember the past but to let go of it and recreate the future with our art.See her workat the bottom.
Always thinking of you,
Good morning everyone! Today I wanted to let parents and students know the Alden art from this year remains safe in the art room. It is my hope that when the students can physically return to art classes, the art will be returned during each art class as the year progresses. It is also my hope that the unfinished work can be finished with the intended materials during the art classes before it goes home. Fifth grade students from this year, going into 6th grade next year will have the opportunity to find their art from Alden at DMS with Ms. Squilante. Be assured all is good, all is saved, and all will be returned safely. If any parents or students have questions please feel free to emial me at email@example.com. With today's message in mind, I am sending Kate Powers' wonderful drawing titled "Patience" towards the bottom!
I miss you all very much,
May the 4th be with you! (I couldn't resist,boys and girls!) I am sure you will remember how we celebrated May 4th in this way. And some things never change! I have attached a drawing of baby Yoda by illustrator Savannah Alexandra. Notice the lines are very delicate and the colors subtle . Colored pencils would be a way you could create a sketch of the baby of your own!
Baby Yoda promises to keep us safe from the dark side,
Happy Cinco de Mayo Alden artists! May 5th we celebrate Mexico's independence from France in 1862, somewhat like our 4th of July! Two of the most celebrated Mexican artists are Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo.Their artistic themes combined the Mexican culture and their personal life with their unique style of creating. I have included two of their paintings of their pet Chihauhaus towards the bottom which remind me of our third grade Pet Portraits! I wonder if they might inspire you to create an image of your pet in this way wth ovals and circles!
Good morning boys and girls! I wanted to thank you for the teacher appreciation video! It was so nice to see many of you again! Since the symbol of the apple has represented teachers through the years, I have attached a couple of oil paintings by the artist Nance Danforth. Her ability to shade and show reflection is amazing! She began painting at age 8! I thought you might like to try shading and reflection. This time of year I would have had the fifth grade learn to draw cats' eye marbels on black paper. Perhaps tomorrow we can continue with the art of shading and reflection.
Missing you always,
A beautiful morning boys and girls to celebrate the Flower Moon which is at it's fullest tonight.
It begins arpund 6:45 p.m. The Alguquin Indians named this moon the Flower Moon and the Corn Moon since this
time of year meant the growth of both flowers and the corn crops. The Mexican artist Ingrid Sanchez specializes in moon paintings. I have attached her beautiful Flower Moon. You might want to try to trace a circle and fill it in with painted or drawn flowers, perhaps to plan ahead for a Mother's Day present!
Thinking of you,
Ingrid Sanchez- Flower Moon
Good mornig boys and girls! Speaking of circles, a favorite fifth grade art lesson I have taught is The Magnifcent Marble drawings! I use a cat's eye marble as an image to draw. We first learn to make a smal circle with arches and then draw the cats eye in the middle.Shading with a white pencil helps to create the reflections on black paper. It is hard to understand at first but a lot of fun once you learn, like most things !
Here is Arlene Steinberg's drawing of the marbles.You can try whatever you have to draw with. In fact I will also show you a drawing done totally with a ballpoint pen!
Miss teaching you!
Arlene Steinberg- Marbles Ball Point Pen Marble
Hi boys and girls! Today is the artist Salvador Dali's birthday! He would be 116 years old! I thought I would send you an image of his "Elephants"
painting. Mr.Dali's work is called surrealistic since it represented dreams he might have had. In the painting you will see how long and thin the elephant legs are, how they appear to be weightless, contradicting the logic of how heavy an elehant is! You might like to draw something that contadicts the way we know it or maybe an image of a dream you once had.
Salvador Dali"s Elephants
Good morning Alden artists! I read this morning in the NY Times artists are have a Drive-By Art Show
in Long Island of their art on their lawns! What a great idea! I wonder if we could try it in Duxbury!
Some works could even be seen at night! I am sending an image of his paintings of "Waters of March" on his lawn.
Take a look and let's think about how we might display our art on the lawn!
Always thinking of you,
Eric Devers-Waters of March
Hey boys and girls! I found a sculpture this morning I think you will love!" BikeArch" by Mark Grieve.
It's an archway built from over 200 bikes and bike parts that were not being used.
Mark and his partner Ilana Spector recycled the bikes into this amazing arch at the entrance of
Burning Man Camp in Nevada. I am hoping you will be inspired to find objects around the house, broken toys,
you might plan to recycle in this way! It's wonderful what ordinary objects can turn into with
just a little creativity!
Bike Arch-Mark Grieve, Iana Spector
Good morning boys and girls! What an interesting day today is! It's the anniverary of Israel becoming a state in 1948!
In her honor, I am showing you the Israeli architect, Moshe Sadie's amazing Changi Airport. It was voted the best building design of 2020!
What a gorgeous place, I am sure you will agree! Perhaps you might want to design an amazing place! What would it look like and how would you create your ideas?
Moshe Safdie-Changi Airport
Heiio boys and girls! Today I want to show you a sculture by the artist Neri Oxman at the page botto.
The Silk Pavilion at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is quite wonderful! She
combines art with science and biology at a time when there is much information about
the two! Her sculpture is a structure built at the museum for live silkworms to form
their cocoon. In doing so, the silk worms make a shape in it's place!
As a result, Nature becomes the artist as well as the art!
I wonder what you could find in Nature that inspires you to create!
Hi Alden! Today is art museim day! The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
has a magnificent Monet exhibit I would love for you to see!
If you go to www.mfa.org and then click Monet and Boston - Lasting Impressios, you can start the video.
Many of you have seen Monet's work and enjoyed his pointilistic style of painting with dots called Impressionism.
I am attaching his beautiful Meadow painting toward the page bottom I think you wil like.
Wth pointillism, if you step away, you can see the shapes 3-dimensionally.
You might want to try making a shape with dots, using many colors to define the details.
Markers or colored pencils work well if you don't have paint at home.
Good morning boys and girls! May 19th was a day in 2007 that treasure hunters found a sunken ship with a treasure!
The ship sunk in the ocean on 1642 near Sicily, Italy and was found 365 years later near Cornwall England!
The treasure found was $500 million dollars in silver and gold! I have attached a painting by Adam Dune of a sinking ship, titled
'Let It Sink" at the bottom of the page. I think the colors and composition are beautiful. Perhaps you will agree and be inspired to paint
a boating scene, sinking or not!
Hi boys and girls! Today on May 20th, 1310, shoes were first made for a left and right foot!
Before that two identical shoes were made and sold for both feet.What a necessary invention! In honor of the design team
over 700 years ago, I have attached near the bottom shoe art by several artists: Van Gogh, Diane Dengel, and Paul Brent. Notice their
different styles and material choices. Which one do you like the best? Perhaps you have a pair of shoes you'd like to
use as an art subject! If the shoe fits, make art of it!
Good morning everyone! Today is Henri Rousseau's birthday!
He was a famous artist born in France in 1844. He had decided as an adult to paint as a hobby.
He began by collecting ideas from paintings he had seen in art museums and from
his imagination. His work became famous and his style became Post-Impressionism.
I am including his painting of "Tiger Peeking Through the Grass" near the bottom.
You can see he liked bright colors that were used without much
mixing. You might like to try to paint something from your
imagination with bright colors!
What a beautiful morning, boys and girls we have! I have a beautiful painting to share,"Summertime"
by Mary Cassatt at the page bottom. Today, May 22nd, 1844, she was born. She started college at the age of 15 in Pennsylvania.
She loved painting and moved to France. There she became a famous Impressionist like Monet.
Her work in this piece shows loose brushworks with oils and apparent light refecting off surfaces.
The scene depicts a moment outside on the water with some of the boat and another person cut off.
Perhaps you might like to try to paint an outside scene capturing a moment!
Good morning boys and girls! Today, May 26th,1980, the Museum of Modern Art
in New York had the first retrospective show of Pablo Picasso's work!
There were 1,000 pieces shown illustrating his style called cubism.
Cubism is a style of art when the artist creates an image showing every
point of view at once, mostly with cube-like shapes.
This way of making abstract art is fun to try with any image!
I am including the cover of Time magazine with one of Picasso's cubist paintings.
Perhaps you might like to try cubism!
Pablo Picasso-MOMA Show
Hi boys and girls! Today is the anniversary of The Three Little Pigs
cartoon made by Walt Disney in 1933! It was 8 minutes long and
became the most popular cartoon in 1934! I have included the
original advertiesment for the film and a work of art illustrating
an impressionist pig painting by Chelsea Deen.
Perhaps you might try to either work today with either real or fantasy!
Impressionist Pig-Chesea Deen
Three Little Pigs Cartoon Ad
Good morning boys and girls! Would you like to have an art exhibit
in your yard for everyone to see? Today I want to
tell you about our Yard Art Show, June 8th-12th.
I am including the flyer that explains the details.
I am hoping many of you will partcipate by dispalying art you have made
in your front yard. It can be anything you like, a painting, a drawing,
a sculpture. You can attach it to a tree, hang it on your door,
it can be anywhere in your front yard so the viewers can see when they drive by!
Let us know how many you have found around the neighborhood.
Again the details are in the flyer I am including.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for
Hello boys and girls! I want to show you an
outdoor sculpture that is really wonderful! It's a plywood sculpture
by two artists, Ibinaz and Kim titled Torqueing Spheres.
It was exhibited at the Socrates Park exhibition in 2015 in New York.
The sculpture was made for the viewers to actually climb inside
and view the landscape through it. This might inspire
you to work with a friend to create art for the Yard Art Show!
Torqueing Spheres-Ibinaz, Kim
Good morning boys and girls! The artist Christo
died last week and left an amazing legacy of temporary
wrapped landscapes! His work often consisted of fabric wrapping
and dividing Nature. I have included his Surrounded Islands and his Running Fence.
Perhaps his art might inspire you to wrap a tree branch or
walkway in your front yard for next week's drive by show!
Hi boys and girls! Today, June 2nd, at the bottom of the page I have included a link
for the Class Art Show, illustrating a virtual slide show of completed
studentwork from grades 3, 4, and 5 from this year ending on March 13th.
These are pieces that were on the Artsonia gallery which parents had given permission to
be viewed by the public. In lieu of not having a physical art show this year, I hope you can enjoy
your work virtualy!
Hi boys and girls. Today, June 3rd is World Bicycle Day! This symbolizes a healthy life,
something we all need! I have attached at the bottom an image of a wonderful
sculpture of many bikes stacked by Ai Weiwei,a Chinese
artist who has exhibited his work internationaly of familiar objects arranged as art.
I also have included a drawing of a bike with just one line!
Might be fun to try either at home!
Good morning everyone! Today, June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day!
You know how much I love Koneko! A great Impressionist August Renoir
painted a beautiful portrait of a lady with her cat in 1875. The painting is
displayed at The National Gallery of ART in Washington,D.C.
I thought I would share the image at the bottom of the page and suggest you
think of how you might represent a cat with your art?
It doesn't have to be purrfectt!
Good morning boys and girls! Today, June 5th is National Donut Day!
To celebrate I am sharing a beautiful oil painting by Wayne Thiebaud,
Three Donuts! The work was completed in 1994 and sold at auction last for $855,000!
The artist used very thick oils and tried to capture detail in a painterly manner
to ordinary objects.Scroll towards the bottom to see the piece.
Perhaps breakfast can become a work of art for you!
Hi boys and girls! Today, June 8th, 1937
the largest flower ever bloomed was grown in the New York Botanical Graden.
It was lnown as the Corpse Lilly since it's smelled rotten! It made up for being
stinky by it's magnificent size, 6' tall and its grgeous colors!
See the beauty buy scrolling down. I am wondering if you might
like to draw a flower from your imagination or from a real flower at home.
Gergia O'Keeffe is an artist who is inspirational.
Pastels, colored chalk, crayons are fun to
overlapp colors with as we have done with the 3rd and 4th grade classes
in the past!
Here's to flower power!
Good morning boys and girls! Today we can celebrate Donuld Duck's
birthday of 86 years! On June 9th, 1934 Donald Duck made his firt appearance
in a Disney cartoon,The Wise Little Hen! It was a story about Donald and a pig
who did not want to do their chores so they tried to fake stomach aches!
Today you might want to try to recreate Donald as he was or in modern
dress, maybe a mask, and dispaly it somewhere in your front yard
for the art show this week! Scroll up for more info on the show in the poster
and scroll down for Donald's image!
Hello everyone! Today, June 10th is Gustave Corbet's birthday.
He was a french realist painter who was born in 1819.
His work is very beautiful with a realistic approach.
I am sharing at the page's bottom an oil painting of his, La Mer
(The Sea). It might inspire you to draw or paint a boat scene
in Duxbury and display it in your front yard this week.
Be sure to check ou the info about Yard Art in the Alden newsletter
and here, scroll down. Let me know where your art is and I will drive by!
Good morning boys and girls! Today, June11, a drone video of 64,000
green turtles was released showing their migration to a reef in Austrailia!
The numbers showed success in saving the turtles! I am attaching below
the world's largest turtle sculpture! It is made of 2,000 wheel rims by
George Gottbreht in Dunseith, North Dakota. Mr. Gottbreht owns a barn
hardware store next to the turtle and made it to attrack business!
Anyone can become an artist I guess! Perhaps this piece
will inspire a recycled sculture for your front yard!
Hello boys and girls,
Today is June 12th Anne Frank's birthday.
She was given her diary as a birtday present.
Anne Frank was 15 when she died from circmstances of the Holocaust.
Her diary lived on as a book and several movies. She wrote
about an unusual and uncertain time. Writing in a diary can be an art in itself.
Sketching can be added as well . Perhps you might
be inspired to start a diary of your own with sketches. A diary can
help us remember these times and help us keep strong.Anne became a hero of her time.
She found something positive everyday. Something positive everyday
is something special to hope for. I have attached below a picture of her diary.
It is on display at the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.
Good morning boys and girls! Today is National Nature Photography Day!
I am sharing at the bottom of the page, an example of a photo I took over the week-end. I created
an arful composition with a pink rose and a vase. Perhaps yu might like to find
something in your yard to do the same!
Hi boys and girls, today is June 16th and Geronimo, the famous Apache Indian's
birthday. He would be 111 years old! His portrait was painted and photographed
by many artists to represent the American Indian. He was a great warrior
and wished hehad never surrendered. His mostfamous portrait is by Elbridge Burbank
and exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Art. I have included an image below.
Perhaps you might like to create a portrait of a famous person of your choice!
Hi boys and girls! Today is Alden's parade to wave good-bye
to teachers! I have shared below the page, a wonderful watercolor painting,The Dog Parade
by Margarite Chadwick Juner. The details anddoggy costumes are fabulous!
Today we can imagine having our pets with us to celebrate. Our art will be
in our imagination! Hope to see you soon!
Good Morning boys and girls,
Today June 18th is National Fishing Day! Fishing can be a fun hobby,
especially in Duxbury. I have included on my page bottom an
image of Vincent Van Gogh's of Fishing Boats on th coast of France.
It's a beautiful work with lots of bright colors and an interesting
composition, having the boats to the side of the canvas.
The artist painted his work in 1888. It is displayed at
The Hermitage Museum in Petersberg, Russia.
You might try to create one of your own like Van Gogh's!
Boys and girls, this is our last day together! As you may know I am retiring
from teaching art in Duxbury at the end of this school year.
I will miss you all so very much and I hope to visit you next year.
I will install the Shoelace Mural as soon as you can return physically.
I have included a collage of some memories through the years.
Stay safe and know that art can always be there for you!
Forever-Ai Weiwei One Line
Henri Rousseau-Tiger Peeking Through the Grass
Diane Dengel-Kitten Shoe
Paul Brent-Flip Flop Beach
Adam Dune-Let It Sink
Neri Oxman-Silk Home
Baby Yoda - Savannah Alexandra Diego Rivera- Chihauhau
Nance Danforth-Apples in Plastic
Letting Go-Sarah Sze
Alaster Noble - Paper Boats and Messages
Pool Magic Glass Wave-Ben Young Barbara Stanton-Minature Art
Micey Nibbles Kitty Loaf
World Art Books
Mona Lisa Drawn with Icing
Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jeff Koons Balloon Bunny
Italian Drops Installation Bronze Drop in Vancouver
Dale Chihuly -Glass Blown Sun
Renoir-Woman with a Cat
Wayne Thiebaud-Three Donuts Corpse Lilly
Gustave Corbet-La Mer
Wheel Turtle-George Gottbreht
Anne Frank Diary
Nature in Photography -Ms.Klein
Geronimo - Elbridge Burbank
The Dog Parade-Margarite Chadwick Juner
Fishing Boats-Vincent Van Gogh