• Friday, May 1st, 2020

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Hello Friday art people,

     

    I do hope you had a great week and got out in the sun.

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    Now on to the art of the day....

     

     

     

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  • 6th grade-coffee painting

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 11:40:00 AM

    Hello there 6th graders,

    I hope you are all well and had a great week.

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

    Now....

     Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork (containing or using only one color), with a wide range of rich brown hues.

    You can use both instant and regular coffee to paint with. Check with a parent of guardian about both or either.

    Instant coffee is a great time-saver—all you have to do is dissolve some instant coffee in hot water. Change the coffee/water ratio ( amount) to achieve a lighter or richer color. Darker hues will require less water than the lighter shades.

    Coffee strength

    Regular coffee is even better, and sometimes there are leftovers after brewing it in the coffee maker.  Again, ask a parent or guardian, don't kill the coffee without permission!!!!

    If your coffee turns out too light, boil some of it in a saucepan ( with adult supervision ) for a couple minutes until it thickens up and gets darker. Just like watercolors, you can always add water while painting to make lighter values.

     

    Naturally, when painting with coffee you will also need paper, paintbrushes (or a stick), tissue for blotting up excess coffee, a pencil, and several small Dixie cups, or whatever you have on hand.

     

    Painting with coffee

     

    Begin by sketching your design lightly on the paper. Once the sketch is down, you can add the coffee.

    coffee fish 2

    Coffee lightens when it dries, so no matter how dark your thickest mixture is, you will probably want it to appear even darker on the paper. You will need to go over your paper quite a bit until you reach the desired appearance.

    coffee fish 3

    Wait until the previous layer is completely dry before adding the next. You can use a hair dryer to dry each layer and speed the process; it works beautifully.

     

    If you don’t wait until it’s dry, you may find your coffee bleeding into the previous layer. This can wash away color and possibly ruin your painting.

    coffee fish 4

    Continue layering it on and adding more details until you get the colors you want.

    coffee fish 5

    Here are some more examples of coffee painting...

    teaching tone, art class, art lessons, art education, early learning, Wee Warhols, Austin, tonality, color value, shading, art

    coffee coffee coffee

    Try it out! And enjoy the cheap, yet rich, color of coffee in your art.

    Please send me some pictures of your coffee art.

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  • 3rd grade-Zentangles

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 11:10:00 AM

    Hello 3rd graders,

    I hope you had a wondeful week and got out in the sun!!

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'. 

     

    On to the art class of the day.

     

    Y'all will be learning about and making Zentangles.

    "A Zentangle is a miniature abstract work of art created by a collection of patterns.

    It is typically done on a 3 ½” x 3 ½” paper “tile” using a pencil and a black pen. The small size allows for a work of art that can be completed in a relatively short period of time. The “zen” part of it is that it can be a very relaxing and meditative experience." -KinderArt

    The size of the artwork actually can be any size (they just refer to it by a slightly different name) and color can be added as well.

    Here are some “basics” to get you started…

    You can use any size paper you like, but I do think a square is a good idea.Use a black pen that has a fine tip if you have one, if now any black pen is great.

    1. Using a pencil, put a small dot in the each of the corners of your paper.
    2. Connect the dots with a line, not necessarily a straight one though.
    3. Using the pencil, sort of “scribble” in some lines, going this way and that, until you have created several spaces on the paper.
    4. Using your black pen, create a different pattern in each one of the spaces that you have drawn with your pencil.
    Zentangles. KinderArt.com.
     

    If you like, do some shading with a pencil.

    Zentangles. KinderArt.com.

     

    Putting two or more together in a grouping is fun too!  Here are three of my Zentangles, I played around with arranging them together.

    Zentangles. KinderArt.com.

     

    Here are some examples of patterns to get you started....

     

    pattern pattern2

     

    O.K.., have fun, relax, make great art and I'll see you next week!!!

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  • Thursday, April30th, 2020

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Hello there Thursday Art People, 

    I do hope you got outside yesterday, the sun was amazing.

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    On to the art of the day, scroll down to your grade and have fun today, people!!!

     

     

     

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  • 4th grade-coffee painting

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hello 4th graders,

     

    I trust you are having a good week and got outside yesterday! Gosh, it was amazing!!

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    Now....

     Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork (containing or using only one color), with a wide range of rich brown hues.

    You can use both instant and regular coffee to paint with. Check with a parent of guardian about both or either.

    Instant coffee is a great time-saver—all you have to do is dissolve some instant coffee in hot water. Change the coffee/water ratio ( amount) to achieve a lighter or richer color. Darker hues will require less water than the lighter shades.

    Coffee strength

    Regular coffee is even better, and sometimes there are leftovers after brewing it in the coffee maker.  Again, ask a parent or guardian, don't kill the coffee without permission!!!!

    If your coffee turns out too light, boil some of it in a saucepan ( with adult supervision ) for a couple minutes until it thickens up and gets darker. Just like watercolors, you can always add water while painting to make lighter values.

     

    Naturally, when painting with coffee you will also need paper, paintbrushes (or a stick), tissue for blotting up excess coffee, a pencil, and several small Dixie cups, or whatever you have on hand.

     

    Painting with coffee

     

    Begin by sketching your design lightly on the paper. Once the sketch is down, you can add the coffee.

    coffee fish 2

    Coffee lightens when it dries, so no matter how dark your thickest mixture is, you will probably want it to appear even darker on the paper. You will need to go over your paper quite a bit until you reach the desired appearance.

    coffee fish 3

    Wait until the previous layer is completely dry before adding the next. You can use a hair dryer to dry each layer and speed the process; it works beautifully.

     

    If you don’t wait until it’s dry, you may find your coffee bleeding into the previous layer. This can wash away color and possibly ruin your painting.

    coffee fish 4

    Continue layering it on and adding more details until you get the colors you want.

    coffee fish 5

    Here are some more examples of coffee painting...

    teaching tone, art class, art lessons, art education, early learning, Wee Warhols, Austin, tonality, color value, shading, art

    coffee coffee coffee

    Try it out! And enjoy the cheap, yet rich, color of coffee in your art.

    Please send me some pictures of your coffee art.

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  • 1st grade-"Ish" read by Stephanie

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hello 1st graders,

    I hope you got out in the sun yesterday. It was glorious!!

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    This week in art, Stephanie, the librarian, is going to read you one of my favorite books entitled "Ish" by Peter H. Raynolds. This is the same author who wrote " The Dot", another one of my favorite books.

    Ish by Peter Reynolds

    You will listen to Stephanie read the book then you will make inspired by the book. So let's start...

     

    CLICK HERE to watch and listen to Stephanie read "Ish".

     

    In the story, Ish, a little boy named Ramon loves to draw, but loses his confidence when his picture is laughed at by his older brother. Over and over he crumples his drawings and tosses them on the floor and is ready to give up on art. But, his younger sister has been secretly gathering the crumpled drawings and displays them. She teaches Ramon that art isn’t about being perfect, but about thinking more -ishly!

    This week in art I want you to draw things more -ishly. Go around your house, go outside, and draw, keeping in mind how Ramon drew....ishly.

    And remember, there is no perfect in art or in life. Just go draw, really look at what you are drawing, try hard and, most importantly, have fun.

     

    Below are two examples of worksheets I found on the internet. These are just ideas of what you could draw but remember, you can draw anything you want. Listen to your heart and go for it.

     

     

    ish1

     

     ish2

     

    Have fun, relax and draw ishly!

     

    remember to Email me pictures of your work, and have a great week.

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  • 7th grade-School's Out

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/29/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Hello 7th graders,

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

     

    Next, your art assignment this week is the same as last week. I have posted it below for your convenience.

    This is a manditory assignment and it is due next week. Best of luck and remember, you can use color!

     

    O.K.., on to School's Out!!!

     

    As you may have figured, things are a bit different this year and so is School's Out.

    Al And Amy will be getting in touch with you soon about the writing and computer part of school's out and today we are doing the art part, the cover.

    Traditionally, the cover of School's Out has been black and white (with one exception) but this year, because it will not be printed as a physical newspaper, the cover can be color again. A color cover looks amazing, I am very excited to see what y'all do.

     

    Here are the parameters, or the do's and don'ts of School's Out cover.....

     

    You will need two pieces of regular 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper orientated horizontally.

    paper

     

     The first piece of paper we will call above the fold. In newspaper language this is the front of the news paper that you see when the paper is folded and stacked at the store. Above the fold has all of the most important information on it.

    What must be above the fold:

    The words School's Out spelled correctly. Folks need to know the name of the newspaper

    The word FREE spelled correctly. Folks need to know they can just grab this paper and not pay for it, or not pay for the app.

    The words A Kid's Guide To Martha's Vineyard spelled correctly. Folks need to know who this paper is written for, who is your audience.

    The year 2020. Folks need to know it is current.

     

    so1 so2 so3 so4

     

    The second piece of paper is called below the fold, it still has important information on it but not as important as the info above the fold.

     

    What must be below the fold:

    The words Created by the West Tisbury School 7th Graders spelled correctly.

    You must measure out a rectangle approximately 3 1/2x5 inches in size. This blank space will be used for a class photo.

    sob1 sob2 sob3

    Lastly, you must have cover art. What is the idea or theme that is going to hold together all the information above? Your cover art should extend to below the fold. Or the cover art should cover the entire front page of the paper, above the fold as well as below the fold.

    sofull

     

     

     

    *Start in pencil so you can erase if needed.

    *Double check that you have all the MUSTs and they are spelled correctly.

    *Color in your cover completely, use any material you want to color in the cover.

    Take a great photo of your work and sent it to me.

     **This is due in two weeks**

    Y'all are super creative and amazing artists, I am excited to see your covers.  Email me if you have questions or want feedback.

    Have fun and have a great weekend.

     

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  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/28/2020 5:00:00 AM

    Hello Wednesday Art People,

     

    I trust your week is going well and that you plan on having Pizza for lunch today!

     

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    O.K., On to the art...scroll down and find your grade and have a great day!!!

     

     

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  • 4th grade-coffee painting

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/28/2020 4:00:00 AM

    Hello 4th graders,

     

    I trust you had a good week and got outside!

     

    Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork (containing or using only one color), with a wide range of rich brown hues.

    You can use both instant and regular coffee to paint with. Check with a parent of guardian about both or either.

    Instant coffee is a great time-saver—all you have to do is dissolve some instant coffee in hot water. Change the coffee/water ratio ( amount) to achieve a lighter or richer color. Darker hues will require less water than the lighter shades.

    Coffee strength

    Regular coffee is even better, and sometimes there are leftovers after brewing it in the coffee maker.  Again, ask a parent or guardian, don't kill the coffee without permission!!!!

    If your coffee turns out too light, boil some of it in a saucepan ( with adult supervision ) for a couple minutes until it thickens up and gets darker. Just like watercolors, you can always add water while painting to make lighter values.

     

    Naturally, when painting with coffee you will also need paper, paintbrushes (or a stick), tissue for blotting up excess coffee, a pencil, and several small Dixie cups, or whatever you have on hand.

     

    Painting with coffee

     

    Begin by sketching your design lightly on the paper. Once the sketch is down, you can add the coffee.

    coffee fish 2

    Coffee lightens when it dries, so no matter how dark your thickest mixture is, you will probably want it to appear even darker on the paper. You will need to go over your paper quite a bit until you reach the desired appearance.

    coffee fish 3

    Wait until the previous layer is completely dry before adding the next. You can use a hair dryer to dry each layer and speed the process; it works beautifully.

     

    If you don’t wait until it’s dry, you may find your coffee bleeding into the previous layer. This can wash away color and possibly ruin your painting.

    coffee fish 4

    Continue layering it on and adding more details until you get the colors you want.

    coffee fish 5

    Here are some more examples of coffee painting...

    teaching tone, art class, art lessons, art education, early learning, Wee Warhols, Austin, tonality, color value, shading, art

    coffee coffee coffee

    Try it out! And enjoy the cheap, yet rich, color of coffee in your art.

    Please send me some pictures of your coffee art.

    Comments (-1)
  • 2nd grade-'Ish" the book

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/28/2020 4:00:00 AM

    Hello 2nd graders,

     

    I hope you had a great weekend and got out in the sun. It was glorious!!

    Firstly, I need you all to go to the *EVERYONE* tab on my website click here to go to the *EVERYONE* tab and check out the whole school art project. It is growing and it would be so cool if everyone made something.  Just sayin'.

     

    This week in art, Stephanie, the librarian, is going to read you one of my favorite books entitled "Ish" by Peter H. Raynolds. This is the same author who wrote " The Dot", another one of my favorite books.

    Ish by Peter Reynolds

    You will listen to Stephanie read the book then you will make inspired by the book. So let's start...

     

    CLICK HERE to watch and listen to Stephanie read "Ish".

     

    In the story, Ish, a little boy named Ramon loves to draw, but loses his confidence when his picture is laughed at by his older brother. Over and over he crumples his drawings and tosses them on the floor and is ready to give up on art. But, his younger sister has been secretly gathering the crumpled drawings and displays them. She teaches Ramon that art isn’t about being perfect, but about thinking more -ishly!

    This week in art I want you to draw things more -ishly. Go around your house, go outside, and draw, keeping in mind how Ramon drew....ishly.

    And remember, there is no perfect in art or in life. Just go draw, really look at what you are drawing, try hard and, most importantly, have fun.

     

    Below are two examples of worksheets I found on the internet. These are just ideas of what you could draw but remember, you can draw anything you want. Listen to your heart and go for it.

     

     

    ish1

     

     ish2

     

    Have fun, relax and draw ishly!

     

    remember to Email me pictures of your work, and have a great week.

     

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