Abstract Suns - First Grade
The first graders Abstract Suns were done in colored pencil on
shrinky-dink plastic. Each student used different blending techniques to
create the rays of sunshine, which were then baked and shrunk down to
about half their original size. The result is really detailed and
beautiful miniature drawings!
Cityscape - Second Grade
Second grades Mixed Media Cityscape is the continuation of the much
larger collaborative mural you might recognize from our art show. We
used a reductive printmaking process in which you carve your image into
a sheet of foam, then ink and print it. As a group we planned the
background, then split up to create the sky and water using water
colors. After the background was completed, we printed our buildings to
create a reflection in the water.
Kindergartens abstract piece, Kinder Kandinsky, was
inspired by the work of Wassily Kandinsky. Each student filled the space
using oil pastels to create concentric circles. We then used our math
skills to cut each circle into quarters and rearranged them to form new
circles with their classmates.
Hamsa - Third Grade
To create this mixed media piece, each student was
assigned a different portion of the Hamsa. Each individual piece was
then collaged using pieces of corrugated cardboard. We then used
complimentary colors to paint each portion which made the Hamsa stand
out from the background.
Leaf Prints - Fourth Grade
Shalom Copper - Fifth Grade
Fifth grades Shalom copper piece was created using the Repousse method.
Each child used tools to press different designs into the metal. Once
each piece was complete we antiqued them by brushing India ink over the
surface, then buffing the ink off with a very fine steel wool, leaving
the ink only in the crevices of the copper.
Jewish Stars - Kofim
The Kofim class used a combination of gluing and painting to create
their own Jewish Stars. First, we collaged tissue paper to create the
background, then we used liquid watercolors and salt to create the
stars. The combination of salt in wet watercolors creates a starburst
effect when the salt absorbs some of the paint.
Butterfly Garden - Kipodim
The Kipodim's Butterfly Garden began by creating a watercolor resist
using a black oil pastel and orange water colors - first making lines
with the pastel, then painting over their lines with the watercolors.
Each child then punched out their own butterfly and added it to the
grassy tissue paper collage we created.
Relief Sculpture - Little Lerners
The Little Lerners created a relief sculpture using rolled pieces of
decorated paper. To begin each student used different painting
techniques to create interesting textures on small pieces of paper. Once
their papers were dry, we rolled and glued each painting into long
beads that we then pieced together to create one larger work of art.
Shabbat Table Linens & Rosh Hashanah Table Runner - Yanshufim
The set of Shabbat table linens and Rosh Hashanah table runner were
created by the Yanshufim class. The children used a watered down glue
solution to paint images onto cloth, the cloth was then dyed using
Indigo to give it the deep blue color. Wherever the cloth had been
painted with glue, or bound with rubber bands, the ink would not absorb
leaving it the white of the original cloth.