To complement our are learning about the culture and landscape of northern Canada, we learned about Ted Harrison and his art last week. Ted Harrison is an artist who was born in England but moved to Canada and was charmed by the land. His art is known for its bright colours, simple designs, and connection to northern landscapes and cultures, which you can see in our paintings above! You can learn more about Ted Harrison and his art in the interview and slide presentation below.
Today we made illustrations of snow globes in Art class. The students had fun making creative choices about what to fill their snow globes with, and they turned out great! They had to be extra careful because they drew their outlines in sharpie, and you can see their excellent focus in the photos below. You can see your child's snow globe art on Seesaw.
Not only are we learning all about hot and cold temperatures in our class, but we can also portray temperatures using colour! We learned about warm and cool temperatures in Art last week, and you can see your child's winter snowflake that we painted using cool colours (such as purple, blue, and green) on Seesaw!
Today we learned about the art of Henri Matisse, a painter who was very important in the style of fauve art where artists painted with wild colours. We watched the videos below about Matisse’s art, and used his style to make our own self-portraits. The students did a wonderful job of imitating Matisse’s style, and their choices of pastel colours were lovely! We now have a very colourful set of class portraits.
Using our knowledge of 3D objects from our learning about geometry in math in grade two, each student got their own Tinkercad account this month where they could design with a variety of 3D objects with all sorts of vertices, edges, and faces. After working through some tutorials on Tinkercad on how to manipulate and design objects, students used the "Key Ring, Letters!" tutorial on the website to create a custom-designed Father's Day keychains for their dads and grandpas.
Each keychain turned out very special, and they ranged from Star Wars designs to Stanley Cup models to affectionate words of endearment. The students were very proud of the designs that they worked on so independently, and the highlight of the whole project was the printing process when they got to see their keychains gradually take shape on the printer bed. It was meaningful for students to make the connection between their math learning and how that learning is useful in the world of design!
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing 2B dads! The students in our class have been working hard on sculpting inuksuks, writing and handcrafting cards, and decorating their wrapping for their dads. The effort they put into their gifts were evidence of how much they love their dads (and some grandpas)! You can see the photos below for all the thought and effort that went into crafting the Inuit pieces of art!
Happy Mother’s Day! The students were thrilled to take home their Mother’s Day projects this past week that they had worked so hard on. You can check out the students hand-crafted cards and artwork that they were so proud of. Thank you to all you fantastic 2B moms who love your children so very well!
This past week we learned about the artist William Wegman. William Wegman is a photographer who is famous for taking pictures and videos of his Weimeraner dogs wearing costumes. His dogs are very well-trained, and have even appeared on Sesame Street. This month, 2B made our own silly-looking drawings of dogs in human roles. We hope you enjoy
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.