Monday, March 30, 2015

Fayston Art on INSTAGRAM! A New Way to Follow Fayston Art

A photo posted by Nora (@artclass_allday) on

Do you use Instagram? This photo editing and sharing app is a fun way to see what your friends are up to and where beauty and creativity exists all around us.  Now you can see what is going on in the Fayston art room by following Instagram username artclass_allday. 


Click on the camera to see more images from Fayston and Waitsfield artists and follow artclass_allday on Instagram!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March is Youth Art Month!

Ten Circles, Five Lines by Kindergartners

Kindergarten artists were asked to create artwork using ten circles and five lines.  We discussed all of the ways they could use theses pieces to create unique works of art.  They painted with liquid watercolors. 

Clay Masks by grades 1&2

Monday, March 9, 2015

Onomatopoeia Words Inspired by Roy Lichtenstien

Pop Art!
In the 1950s and 1960s, young British and American
artists made popular culture their subject matter. 
By incorporating logos, brand names, television and
cartoon characters, and other consumer products 
into their work, these artists tested the boundaries
between art and everyday life. 
Roy Lichtenstein was one of the originators of this 
new pop movement. Fascinated by printed mass 
media—particularly newspaper advertising and 
cartoon or comic book illustration—Lichtenstein
developed a style characterized by bold lines, bright
colors, dot patterns, and sometimes words.

The art of today is all
around us. 
Roy Lichtenstein

"America's Worst Artist Ever??"


"Splat, Giggle, Moo"

click here to learn more about Roy Lichtenstein from the National Gallery of Art

Hundertwasser Architecture Evaluation

Fifth and sixth grade artists:

Please click the link below to fill out the evaluation for your Hundertwasser Architecture ProjectPlease submit one evaluation per group!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I'm back!

After a brief stint at Waitsfield School and a lovely February break I am now back at Fayston until the end of the school year.  Mrs. Morse will now be covering my classes at Waitsfield for the rest of the year.  

I returned from maternity leave to find many wonderful lessons completed or in progress.

First and second graders created "Stick-Start Abstract Paintings." They used sticks to print abstract designs in black acrylic, then painted the white space with liquid watercolors. 
Third and fourth graders learned about the color wheel and complimentary colors.
They also created Picasso face collages.
Kindergarten artists also learned about Picasso and created Picasso Portraits. 
Click here to learn more about the progression of Picasso's portraits from realistic to abstract.
First and second graders created collages inspired by Jerry Uelsmann.
Fifth and sixth graders learned about Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  They created buildings in Hundertwasser's architectural style. 
First and second graders painted green paper in different values and textures, then used these to create tree collages.
Thank you to the wonderful Kindergarten class for such a warm welcome back and a fabulous Dr. Seuss hat!