Friday, August 30, 2013

Drawing center

Today our students continued learning about our drawing center. Drawing from observation is one way to practice skills. Other students used their imagination or experimented with new media.
Some of our fourth graders gave advice to our other students.
 This student is working in pen and ink.
 Another student is making a Zentangle! It is very relaxing.
 These students used their imagination. They also tried out new materials.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New year in the art room 2013-2014

Welcome back Sliney artists!! We have opened drawing today and we have some art to share with you.
 This kindergarten student drew a skyscraper with a person in an elevator
 This student made a colorful house for his drawing experience!
 A pastel mermaid,
 Some wonderful pencil drawings by another kindergartener,
 And a third grade portrait in progress!
Finally, this kindergarten artist used his eraser to make a drawing! Spectacular!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Monochromatic paintings

Students in fourth grade learn how to create a monochromatic painting. Using only one color plus black and white, students are asked to create a work of art. Students learn concepts like color mixing, tints and shades, and how color has value.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


One student noticed a copy of the book DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK in our room. A student left it behind one day. he asked to borrow it for art, and made a fabulous Darth Paper origami! This student has been inspiring others with his knowledge of origami!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New year at Sliney!

Welcome to our Sliney art blog for 2011-2012! We will be showcasing a bit of work throughout the year. come back to see examples of what the students are interested in as they create their own original works of art. See the information on the sidebar for upcoming events. We will tell you more about our yearly art shows as we get closer. Welcome again, and thank you for supporting the arts at John B. Sliney elementary!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Our students have been busy at the drawing center!

Friday, January 15, 2010

New art, new year

This student began folding paper without a design in mind and came up with this wonderful 3-dimensional paper sculpture!

We have begun using our pen and ink mini-center and this second grader has been working on this piece for several classes.

This kindergarten artist is in the process of painting his dog.