Friday, December 6, 2013

Deck the Halls.....AND the Tree!

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

Cool Weather....Cocoa Weather!

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

Fabulous Flowers

These glue and pastel drawings by our
 Second Grade 
are sure to brighten up your day!

Monday, September 30, 2013

MMMMMMM! Fabulous Fruit!

Our Second and Third graders' mixed media fruit projects looked so yummy they made us hungry! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sixth Grade Bad Hair Days!

What do you get when you start with a cute candid playground shot, snip away all those flowing locks, and add a newly "zentangled" do? Some of the coolest Bad Hair Day pictures EVER!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

First Grade Computer Fun

Our PDS first graders have been having lots of fun using Kidpix to practice basic mouse skills.
 Look at these happy faces!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

All A'flutter in the Art Room

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

Art Is.....

Art  is ....sautered....painted....welded...constructed...

Get ready for a busy, busy year in the art room!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


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!

Art Day 2013



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Entangled with Zentangles

The Fifth grade certainly became enthralled and  "entangled" by their zentangles! It was fun to watch their organized doodles grow and change as patterns evolved  from simple sketches to more complex designs.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And the Winners Are......

Congratulations to our District and State Art Competition Winners!!!!!!!

K4 and K5 District Winners
William, Ryan Dawson, Breland, and Josh

First through Third Grade District Winners
Catie, Homer, John Christopher, Katy, Eli, Farrar Kathryn
Fourth through Sixth Grade District Winners
Trent, Elizabeth, Jane Ellen
Makayla, Zoie, Caroline
Caleigh, Annsley, Austin
First Place District and
Second Place State
Jane Ellen and Homer IV




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

Insects Aren't ICKY...They're INKY!

 PDS Sixth graders' beautiful India ink and watercolor insects dispel the rumors that insects are "icky", don't you think? Here's a glimpse of their works in progress.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Celebrating with 4K

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

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

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

On The Road with Third Grade

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

Second Grade: Where the Action Is!

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

Draw with an EYEDROPPER?

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?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Penguin Power

Little did we know last week when the Second graders made these adorable penguins that we'd finally have a blast of winter weather!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish you a
Happy New Year
Thank you for supporting the
Christmas Ornament Sale!