Past After School Art Projects Activities
Butterflies for Lurie's Children's Memorial Hospital
Elementary After School Art Projects and Jr. High’s Artworks combine together for a charity project! In the past, students from other schools have created over 200 ceramic butterflies each year for the Annual Memorial Services at Children's Memorial Hospital. The service is a time for families and staff to come together to honor and celebrate the lives of children we have cared for and who have passed. This charity project will be offered for 5-6th grade students.
(Fall 2012) Every fall, 5th and 6th grade students can learn techniques with acrylic painting. They receive a 16" x 20" canvas for their project. On October 23rd, 2012, the art show featuring the students' work will take place in WIlkins Library after school at 3:00pm. All parents and teachers are encouraged to attend!
4th-6th grade students create a coil pottery bowl, similar to what they learned in 3rd grade! Two days are set aside for creating the bowl, and one day for glazing.
(Spring 2012) 4th graders have the opportunity to work with paper mache to create a sculpture. The students choose the sculpture they wish to make, then spend three days constructing the sculpture out of newspaper, tape, and art paste. The students then add finishing touches with acrylic paint!
(Spring 2012) 5th graders had a chance to interview artist Cliff Roth online on the Google+ hangouts. Cliff is a caricature artist who is known for his "speedpaint hangouts" where he draws quick digital drawings in 10 minutes while viewers watch the process. The students then created their own caricature drawings!
Modern Art Mobiles
(Fall 2011) 5th and 6th grade students learned to make a mobile with geometric shapes. They learned about the artist Alexander Calder, who is known for his balanced mobile art. The projects were on display around the art room in 2012.
Jean DeBuffet Inspired Sculptures
(Spring 2010) Students grades 4-6 learned about the artist Jean DeBuffet and his organic sculpture forms that are famous in many cities, including his sculpture in front of the Illinois State Building in downtown Chicago.