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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


*Art at NSE with Mrs. Zink*

Below is my weekly schedule so you can see which rotation day your child has art class. Each week I will give an overview of what students will be learning and creating in art class. I will also include relevant images, information, and links to additional resources. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!!





Day 1 and 6
Day 2 and 7
Day 3 and 8
Day 4 and 9
Day 5 and 10
1st Cooper
4th Leibig
1st Schuster
2nd Wiscount
1stBridy
4th Herring
2nd Leibensperger
4th Staudenmeier
6th Ney
2nd Corinchock
5th S. Houser
6th Ackell
6th Hysock
6th Grade Art Club
5th Grade Art Club
Kdg. Frushon
5th Wolfe
Kdg. Borden/Jones
3rd Lynch
5th Fey
3rd Selgrade
Kdg. Smith
3rd McCabe

Kdg. Potts





Wed. 12/6/17 until Winter Break

Fri. 12/22-Early Dismissal
Tues 1/2/18-Return from Break




Kindergarten
Fall Tree (Mixing Orange)

The students will finish outlining their trees with Sharpie, then color in neatly with crayons. Once the students are finished coloring they will discuss color mixing and mix and paint to create orange leaves for their trees.



Winter Tree (Mixing Green)

The students will learn how to draw a pine tree and then discuss the differences between the two types of trees they learned to draw. They will discuss the primary colors and how to mix the color green. They will apply knowledge to paint their paper green. Once dry, they will draw the pine tree on the back and cut out. They will glue onto background and add details and snow.






1st Grade

Geometric and Organic Shapes Collage in the style of Matisse

The students will be introduced to Geometric and Organic shapes. They will practice drawing a variety of both types of shapes on the whiteboards. They will then complete worksheet. The students will review and discuss art by Henri Matisse. The student will learn the process of creating a collage. The students will review their primary and secondary colors and then apply their skills and knowledge to create two collages: one with Geometric Shapes and Primary Colors and the other with Organic Shapes and the Secondary Colors.





2nd Grade

Greek Vases

The students will learn about the life and art of the Ancient Greek people. The students will learn about symmetry and patterns. The students will complete worksheet practicing symmetry and patterns. The students will discuss the project requirements and begin sketching vase shapes. They will draw and cut out 3 vase shapes and then add a variety of unique patterns in the style of the Greek people. The students will glue onto background and add a shadow.






Coil Pot

The students will then learn techniques for working with Model Magic. The students will learn how to create a coil pot. They will apply skills to create unique coil pot and then paint it.





3rd Grade

3-D Pipes

The students will review value and how to shade. They will learn how to draw a variety of connecting pipes and add value to make them look realistic. The students will complete worksheet. The students will learn about oil pastels and how to blend them correctly. The students will practice blending oil pastels. The students will then apply knowledge and skills to the 3D pipes project.  







4th Grade
The Elements of Art

The students will review the Elements of Art and how they are used to create successful artwork. The students will learn about each element, practice on the whiteboards and then complete pages from the packet. Once all of the pages are complete the students will then apply each element to the project in a creative way.




5th Grade
Reduction Printmaking
The students will finish any remaining prints. Once dry, they will pick their best print and cut it out and mount it.




Shaded Rope/Ribbon/Bow/Chain

The students will be introduced to drawing a variety of subject matter and practice each one. They will learn how to apply their knowledge of value to make them appear realistic. The students will then choose one and create a unique project incorporating that subject matter.




6th Grade

Monochromatic Painting

The students will discuss proper painting techniques. They will begin by completing a painting inside the lines worksheet in which they will develop their brush skills. The students will then learn about tints and shades and how to properly mix them. They will then apply knowledge to paint value scales of both tints and shades. They will use all concepts to paint and blend a monochromatic flower. The students will then sketch ideas for the project and then paint in using all skills learned.  





Thursday, November 16, 2017


*Art at NSE with Mrs. Zink*

Below is my weekly schedule so you can see which rotation day your child has art class. Each week I will give an overview of what students will be learning and creating in art class. I will also include relevant images, information, and links to additional resources. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!!





Day 1 and 6
Day 2 and 7
Day 3 and 8
Day 4 and 9
Day 5 and 10
1st Cooper
4th Leibig
1st Schuster
2nd Wiscount
1stBridy
4th Herring
2nd Leibensperger
4th Staudenmeier
6th Ney
2nd Corinchock
5th S. Houser
6th Ackell
6th Hysock
6th Grade Art Club
5th Grade Art Club
Kdg. Frushon
5th Wolfe
Kdg. Borden/Jones
3rd Lynch
5th Fey
3rd Selgrade
Kdg. Smith
3rd McCabe

Kdg. Potts





Thurs. 11/16/17-Tues. 11/28/17
(Day 6-10)
Wed. 11/22-Early Dismissal

Thu. 11/23-Mon. 11/27-No School


Kindergarten
Fall Tree (Mixing Orange)

The students will follow along to draw a tree on the whiteboards. They will then draw their final copy, trace with sharpie, and then color in.






1st Grade

Realistic Food Drawing in the Style of Wayne Thiebaud

The students will review Abstract and Realistic Art. They will review artwork created by Wayne Thiebaud. They will go over the steps that will help in drawing realistic artwork. They will pick their best and create their final copy, which will then be outlined with Sharpie and colored in realistically.

Image result for wayne thiebaud



2nd Grade

Egyptian Collar (Symmetry)

The students will view examples of Egyptian Collars. They will decorate their collars with a variety of materials. They will discuss symmetry and how they can apply it to their projects.  When the collars are complete the students will discuss Symmetry in further detail, along with pattern. They will begin worksheet.







3rd Grade

Shaded Forms

The students will review value and how to shade. They will learn how to apply value to forms. They will complete worksheet and then practice drawing a variety of forms. They will practice shading forms. They will begin final copy of project.






4th Grade
The Elements of Art

The students will be introduced to the Elements of Art and how they are used to create successful artwork. The students will learn about each element, practice on the whiteboards and then complete pages from the packet.




5th Grade
Reduction Printmaking
The students will review the steps to create a print. They will finish their sketch, trace and transfer onto foam and then begin printing. Once they have printed multiple copies, they will then trace the details of their drawing onto the same piece of foam. They will then print again.




6th Grade

Illuminated Letter

The students add final details and then trace with Sharpie and then color in.


Thursday, November 9, 2017


*Art at NSE with Mrs. Zink*

Below is my weekly schedule so you can see which rotation day your child has art class. Each week I will give an overview of what students will be learning and creating in art class. I will also include relevant images, information, and links to additional resources. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!!





Day 1 and 6
Day 2 and 7
Day 3 and 8
Day 4 and 9
Day 5 and 10
1st Cooper
4th Leibig
1st Schuster
2nd Wiscount
1stBridy
4th Herring
2nd Leibensperger
4th Staudenmeier
6th Ney
2nd Corinchock
5th S. Houser
6th Ackell
6th Hysock
6th Grade Art Club
5th Grade Art Club
Kdg. Frushon
5th Wolfe
Kdg. Borden/Jones
3rd Lynch
5th Fey
3rd Selgrade
Kdg. Smith
3rd McCabe

Kdg. Potts





Thurs. 11/9/17-Wed. 11/15/17
(Day 1-5)


Kindergarten
In the Style of Mondrian

The students will review qualities of artwork created by Piet Mondrian. They will cut and glue black construction paper and add to their Mondrian project.  If there is additional time, they will practice drawing a tree.

 Image result for mondrian




1st Grade

Realistic Food Drawing in the Style of Wayne Thiebaud

The students will review Abstract and Realistic Art. They will review artwork created by Wayne Thiebaud. They will go over the steps that will help in drawing realistic artwork. The students will follow along to practice drawing a variety of food items. They will pick their best and create their final copy, which will then be outlined with Sharpie and colored in realistically.



Image result for wayne thiebaud


2nd Grade

Egyptian Collar (Symmetry)

The students will view examples of Egyptian Collars. They will decorate their collars with a variety of materials. They will discuss symmetry and how they can apply it to their projects.  When the collars are complete the students will discuss Symmetry in further detail, along with pattern. They will begin worksheet.




Image result for egyptian collar


3rd Grade

Shaded Forms

The students will review value and how to shade. They will learn how to apply value to forms. They will complete worksheet and then practice drawing a variety of forms.





4th Grade
Assemblage Sculpture in the Style of Louise Nevelson

The students will apply second coat of paint if necessary.

The students will then be introduced to the Elements of Art. They will view examples and complete worksheet.




5th Grade
Reduction Printmaking
The students will learn more about printmaking and develop and sketch ideas for their reduction printmaking project.  Once ideas are developed they will trace onto foam and begin printing first color.




6th Grade

Illuminated Letter

The students will finish their thumbnail sketches for the project and then begin their final copy. They will trace with Sharpie and then color in.  



Wednesday, November 1, 2017


*Art at NSE with Mrs. Zink*

Below is my weekly schedule so you can see which rotation day your child has art class. Each week I will give an overview of what students will be learning and creating in art class. I will also include relevant images, information, and links to additional resources. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!!





Day 1 and 6
Day 2 and 7
Day 3 and 8
Day 4 and 9
Day 5 and 10
1st Cooper
4th Leibig
1st Schuster
2nd Wiscount
1stBridy
4th Herring
2nd Leibensperger
4th Staudenmeier
6th Ney
2nd Corinchock
5th S. Houser
6th Ackell
6th Hysock
6th Grade Art Club
5th Grade Art Club
Kdg. Frushon
5th Wolfe
Kdg. Borden/Jones
3rd Lynch
5th Fey
3rd Selgrade
Kdg. Smith
3rd McCabe

Kdg. Potts





Thurs. 11/2/17-Wed. 11/8/17
(Day 6-10)


Kindergarten
In the Style of Mondrian

The students will review art created by Piet Mondrian. They will recognize his use of lines, shapes, and the Primary colors. The students will trace a variety of squares and rectangles onto their paper. The class will then go over painting rules and procedures. They will paint their shapes the primary colors of Red, Yellow, and Blue.





1st Grade

In the Style of Miro

The students will review Abstract and Realistic Art. The students will learn about the artist Joan Miro. They will view pieces of his artwork and complete worksheet.   




2nd Grade

Egyptian Collar (Symmetry)

The students will view examples of Egyptian Collars. They will cut out and paint their collars gold, then decorate them with a variety of materials. They will discuss symmetry and how they can apply it to their projects.  







3rd Grade

Shaded Forms

The students will review value and how to shade. They will learn how to apply value to forms. They will complete worksheet and then practice drawing a variety of forms.






4th Grade
Assemblage Sculpture in the Style of Louise Nevelson

The students will review painting procedures and then paint their sculptures using only one color.




5th Grade
Reduction Printmaking
The students will learn more about printmaking and develop and sketch ideas for their reduction printmaking project.  




6th Grade

Illuminated Letter

The students will finish their thumbnail sketches for the project and then begin their final copy. They will trace with Sharpie and then color in.