Archive | June, 2010

2nd Grade: Cities at Night!

8 Jun

In Mrs. Johnson’s Art Room, 2nd Graders took a careful look at how different artists create cityscapes at nighttime. We discussed how buildings look when driving through the city, or viewing them from far away. We also talked about the different cities we have visited, and students chose one to feature in their artwork.

Students created a horizon line, which is the line that separates the earth from the sky. On the horizon line, students created many buildings, showing details like windows, doors, and signs. We painted anything that was “lit up” (like windows, street lamps, headlights, and stars) with a bright yellow paint.

See if you can guess which city each student featured in their artwork!


Green Day Celebration & Mural Dedication!

3 Jun

This year, Ilchester Elementary was proud to receive their official Maryland Green School certification. Part of the celebration included the unveiling of a mural created by Ilchester’s very own 2009-2010 5th Graders and 2nd Graders!

The theme of the mural was Maryland ecosystems. 5th Graders worked together with an artist-in-residence, Mrs. Suzanne Herbert-Forton to create clay tiles featuring local species and their habitats.

Around the border of the mural, 2nd Graders created clay tiles featuring butterflies that are common to our area (and that can be found in Ilchester’s outdoor butterfly garden – directly across from the mural!)

You can read more about the artist-in-residence who helped us create this muralĀ here.

Check out some photos of the unveiling (special thanks to Mrs. Behan for the photos!):

Mr. Langevin before the mural is revealed.

Mr. Langevin and Mrs. Iris

The mural is revealed!

Stop by to check out the mural in person! It is located in the courtyard outside of Mr. Langevin’s Art Room.