Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sculpture Everywhere!

Second Graders create recycled poster board and tissue paper puppets 
with at least on moving part... and a selected talent!

Third Graders design "robots" that make the world a better place! 
(They also use recycled poster board and tissue paper.)

Fourth Graders learn about 3D sculpting processes and techniques 
from visiting artists Rita MacNelly and Beezy Bogan, and create
 aluminum wired beast sculptures based on their continuous line drawings.

Sketching and Scratching: Symbolic Self Portrait Scratchboard Still Lifes

For these compositions, 4th Graders first compiled lists and symbols of who they were, who they are and who they might become. Then they viewed works by surrealist painter René Magritte and, based on their lists, sketched a symbolic self portrait in the form of a realistic or surreal still life. Once the sketch was complete, they used a graphite transfer technique to shift the drawing to a scratchboard. Using pens with metal nibs, they removed the ink coating from the surface of the boards to reveal silver paper and their completed images.

Art Walk UNITEs Us!

 JK - 12th Grade artists light up the halls in April and May with amazing compositions!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Collagraphs or Collages? Or Both?

Collages and collagraphs are filling the studio this month. Students began with sketches of all sorts of landscapes and seascapes and turned them into 9x12” collaged printing plates loaded with textures. Soon they’ll be experimenting with papers and inks to create collagraphs, and the printing plates will turn into finished collages with oil pastel details added to them once the printing is complete.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Visiting Artist update from May 2016!

In May of 2016, Collegiate Lower Schoolers were led through a fabric design process by visiting artist Dawn Flores, director of The Forest Project. Utilizing natural materials rescued from a soon-to-be-cleared urban forest, the students arranged, painted, printed, drew, made rubbings and wrote poetry to record and appreciate the forest as it was. 

Ms. Flores manipulated repeat pattern and color and uploaded the designs into the Spoonflower website, where fabrics, wallpaper and giftwrap are printed on demand with eco-friendly dyes. She also constructed a beautiful quilt, now hanging in the Lower School library! The fabrics she used and over 100 other designs created by Collegiate students are available at