Symmetry and Days of the Dead

Posted: November 9th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto


First graders practiced a number of skills in this Days of the Dead calaca collage.  They practiced cutting a symmetrical shape by folding the paper and cutting half the shape.  They also practiced cutting a shape within a shape to create eyes, noses and mouths.  Students observed a number of examples of calacas, or decorated skulls from the Days of the Dead celebration in Central America and added designs using oil pastels.

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Space…the final frontier, part 2

Posted: May 21st, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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Every year students participate in a drawing contest for aviation week.  This year Aviation Week coincided with Space Week.  Students created drawings using oil pastels and/or watercolor washes.


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Art Show Tomorrow!

Posted: March 31st, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

The RSU #1 Art Show is tomorrow night, 5-7 PM, at the Fisher-Mitchell School in Bath.  Limited parking is available, but you can park at Morse High School and ride the trolley to the show.  This year it is a K-12 production!   Hope to see you there!

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Picasso’s Three Musicians

Posted: January 29th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto


Pablo Picasso is one of the world’s most famous and well known artists.  Third and fourth grade students were introduced to his work by being asked “What do you see?” in his painting Three Musicians.  Students carefully observed the shapes, colors, patterns and people and objects in the painting.  Did you know there is a dog hiding under the musicians?  For the first lesson students learned how to draw a checkerboard and a harlequin pattern using a ruler.  (A checkerboard is made from squares and a harlequin pattern is made with diamonds)  The next week students were asked to create three characters of their own design using oil pastels.  A requirement was that they have a checkerboard and a harlequin somewhere in their drawing.  They created some very interesting characters!

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Posted: December 14th, 2009 by Rosemary Polizotto

Welcome to the Phippsburg Elementary School art studio blog.  The purpose of this blog will be to share news and projects created by our student artists.

All students, at PES have art once a week.  The Phippsburg Art Studio is a hub of creative activity.  Our young artists use a variety of materials to create paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics.

The art studio has art shirts, but if you would like to send in one, here is the class schedule:

Monday-Kindergarten, grade 1, 2 and 6

Friday-Grade 3, 4M, 4D, 5 and exploratory (grade 3/4 combo)

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