This is the blog for the Waitsfield Elementary School Art Program in Waitsfield Vermont. This site is maintained by Nora McDonough. It contains photographs and information about past and current art projects completed at all levels, K-6.
Fifth and sixth graders designed their very own Ugly Dolls! We used felt and practiced our sewing skills to make these funny little friends. Students also wrote about their Ugly Doll's personality and likes and dislikes.
Third and fourth graders are studying the Abenaki. We looked at the flag of the Abenaki Nation and discussed what the different symbols stood for and why they were on the flag. Students used construction paper to design their own flags that represent the things in nature that are important to them.
Third and fourth graders are learning about Personification. This is when animals or objects are given human characteristics or traits. We looked at several examples of art that shows personified animals.
Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
Personified Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Each student chose a pair of photocopied animal eyes (thanks to www.artprojectsforkids.org) and created a personified animal around the eyes.