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Arlington, VA 22207
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Resource Team

Welcome to Art with Ms. Wade
Ms. Wade teaches Art at Nottingham on Thursdays and Fridays to the following classes: Mrs. Hemstreet, Ms. DeAtley, Mr. Flood, Ms. McWeeney, Ms. Costa, Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Sipe, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Matthews, and Mr. Tarpey. You can email her at: emily.wade@apsva.us

Second grade artists created self-portraits, in the style of an Ancient Egyptian. We learned about the proportions of a face, and how to draw a self-portrait. We looked at Ancient Egyptian mummy portraits, and discussed the colors, symbols, shapes, hairstyles, clothing and jewelry they used.
First grade artists learned to make visual texture by drawing patterns. They invented texture creatures in a landscape, using crayons, watercolor paints, and collage. Students were inspired by the story, Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. Then, they made texture creatures in clay.

Kindergarten artists created collage self-portraits. We looked at the portraits of artist, Romare Bearden, and discussed how a self-portrait tells something about yourself.

Kindergarten artists have been learning to make curved and straight-edged shapes with lines, paint and scissors. We mixed primary colors and created collages inspired by the artwork of Henri Matisse. 
First grade artists have been learning about different kinds of lines that make geometric and organic, or free-form, shapes. They used drawing, painting and printmaking to create a vision of their “Beautiful Place”.
Second grade artists painted autumn leaves, by mixing the secondary colors of orange, green and violet. We first drew leaves from observation, focusing on different kinds of lines. Then, we painted tints (lighter) and shades (darker) of these colors. We looked at the artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe for inspiration.