K-5 Collaboration piece for the Primary Art Exhibition on May 17th

On May 17th we are having an art show. There will be a drop-in reception that evening from 6-8PM. The art show is an event to celebrate all the work the students have done in their art class over the year. It is also to showcase the art curriculum. Each student from Kindergarten through 5th grade will have at least one 2-D art piece in the show along with a mini sculpture that will be apart of a school collaboration piece. Pieces are selected to highlight all the various skills and techniques the students are learning throughout the year.

If you cannot make it to the May 17th reception or would like a second look the show it will also be open for viewing from 8:30 AM-5:00PM on Friday, May 18th, 2018.

5th grade studies Georgia O’keefe and Value

In 5th grade we are looking at the work of artist Georgia O’keefe. She changed the way people compose their work by really getting up close with her subjects. The students chose up close pictures of flowers and had to show the progression from one color to another color on each petal and the progression of light to dark which is called value. We also did exercises to prepare for the painting that helped the students visualize light source and color theory. The students are choosing backgrounds of complementary colors to contrast their piece.


A New Year in Art

Welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am to begin another school year. This year we will be focusing on increased collaboration with the homeroom teachers and making sure every student has a place to express themselves in their unique creative voice. Please follow our classroom instagram and/or twitter if you are able to catch more photos of what the students are doing at: https://www.instagram.com/khobbssisesart/?hl=en and https://twitter.com/katievhobbs. Please remember this year to dress for art. There are procedures in place to minimize mess but still accidents will happen so it is best students wear clothes and shoes that you won’t mind them getting messy. We will also be continuing the tradition of our end of the year art show where each student k-5 will have at least one piece exhibited.

Welcome Back!

Dear Parents and Students,

This year we will be covering many exciting techniques and processes in art. Each grade level will cover the following 5 major disciplines of visual arts: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and fiber arts. Each grade will cover a variety of techniques along with learning a wide range of classic and modern artists and their pertinent eras of art history. Students will also be looking at the elements of art and principals of design, focusing on composition and craftsmanship in their pieces. In May we will have an end of the year art show to celebrate and exhibit the amazing work the students produced throughout the year.

As many of you may know, my husband and I are expecting our first child sometime in the next few weeks and will be in maternity leave at the beginning of the fall semester. During this time Camille Lill will be in the art room as my substitute. Camille has been a kindergarten teacher with SIS for 3 years and holds a BA degree in Fine Arts from Western Washington University. She has a firm grip on the curriculum and is excited to see some familiar faces as well as getting to know some new ones in the art room this year.

I will return sometime in September and look forward to seeing you all then!

To stay connected look for updates coming at that time on social media:
Twitter: katievhobbs Instagram: khobbssisesart
Blog: http://share.sis.org.cn/khobbs/

Thank you,
Kathryn Hobbs