Monday, February 13, 2017

Ugly Dolls Are Here!

6th graders have been hard at work design, creating, and sewing their very own ugly doll inspired creations. They have learned such valuable life skills during this project such as pattern making, hand sewing techniques.  These students took their ugly dolls to a place I couldn't even imagine. 

They are adorable!

Take a peek at few here and stop by the Howe Manning Library 
to see every more of these adorable ugly dolls!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Grade 3 Tree Weavings

3rd Grade Artist have just wrapped up a school wide fiber arts unit.  Each student created their own loom using a paper plate.  They painted hilly landscapes and then created a woven tree in the foreground.  These students experimented with patterns, textures, and design as they brought their tree landscapes to life.

Check out 3rd graders at work and a few of their finished products!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

"String Theory" in the 5th Grade Art Room

I 5th Grade Fiber Artists

Inspired by a project by art teacher Cassie Stephens, Howe Manning 5th graders set to work exploring geometric patterns using yarn and a needle.  Students learning a few basic patterns such as radiating lines and rotation squares.  

They used these as a jumping off point to create their own color unique designs.  I loved seeing their creativity and imaginations run wild with possibilities.

Take a look yourself!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February Mystery Artist

I'm back to posting the mystery artist facts on the blog today!
Here's our artist for February.
Happy guessing and "may the odds be ever in your favor"!

Mystery Artist Facts
1. I am a contemporary African American Artist born in 1924
2. I am a printmaker and painter.
3. I was the founder of the International Review of African American Art.
4. I have 4 degrees, made 5 films, published 7 books, and have a large body of renowned artwork.

Submit your guess in the envelope at school or in the comments section below! 
* Include your first name, last initial, and class code ONLY for online guesses (ex. George S., 5Ha)