Friday, December 6, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....especially in the PDS Art room! For the past few weeks the children have been busy making these beautiful ornaments for our annual Ornament Sale. We hope you like them as much as we do!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Cooler weather brings thoughts of holidays and hot cocoa for our PDS 4K students.....especially since we've begun making Christmas ornaments for our 2nd Annual Ornament Sale! Check out the pictures below of Mrs. McNeer's and Mrs. Malloy's kids, showing off their "Hot Cocoa" cups complete with pom pom marshmallows and pipe cleaner peppermint sticks. Don't they look yummy?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I wish you could have been a fly on the wall to see the excitement on the faces of our 4K children as they revealed their beautiful Symmetry Butterflies! The Art Room was filled with giggles, oooohhhs and ahhhhs and lots of great big smiles! Here's a glimpse of what Mrs. Ferguson and I got to enjoy.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A HUGE PDS THANK YOU
goes to the
Crosstie Arts Council
for its generous mini grant which allowed our Sixth graders to take home these sure to be treasured mementos of their years at Presbyterian Day School!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Congratulations to our District and State Art Competition Winners!!!!!!!
|K4 and K5 District Winners|
William, Ryan Dawson, Breland, and Josh
PDS is SO proud of all our young artists! Our school recently hosted the District art competition, and our PDS representatives pictured below walked away with LOTS of awards!
District Art Competition Participants
|K4 and K5|
|Grades 4 through 6|
|Grades 1 through 3|
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!!!!
The 4K Kindergarteners have had a ball celebrating the birthday of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! Here's a collage of their works in progress. We'll post pictures of the finished artworks soon.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With every drop in the temperatures lately our first graders have been dreaming of snow, so I decided the art room needed to help them out a bit! Their "flurry" of activity resulted in these adorable snowmen triptyches!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
This year each grade is exploring the printing process in one form or another. From handprints to simple one-color foam relief prints to more complicated three and four color designs, the results have been awesome! Below are some prints the Third graders made recently. We really liked the texture printing with bubble wrap gave the backgrounds!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Since the Second graders have been learning about verbs, I thought it would be fun to give their study a little artistic spin! First, the children used pipe cleaners to make a poseable manniquin complete with beaded joints. We dscussed how verbs show action, and then the children had fun posing their manniquins. Finally, they referred to their manniquins as each child drew a picture of a person in action. Here are a few of their great drawings.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sometimes artists use commonplace items in not so common ways. Such was the case recently when our Fifth graders drew portraits with EYEDROPPERS and India ink! Once the drawings were dry, they carefully used brushes to add bursts of watercolor. And yes, they are SUPPOSED to have elongated necks since we were painting in the style of Modigliani!
|Painting by Modigliani - Our Inspiration|
Now check out the beautiful portraits below!
Didn't they do a fabulous job?