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Art


OCES ART NEWS

Fall 2019

Mr. Hulburd

Mr. Hulburd

 

Welcome Back!

Hi!  I’m Mr. Hulburd and I’m the new art teacher. I’m THRILLED to have the opportunity to teach your children. My goal is to continue the artistic groundwork set forth by Mrs. Dykes in her many years here. I’m excited to share my passion for art with your students and to establish a fun, enjoyable, and creative art experience for all of them. 

Students will be working on projects while following the guidelines of the Worcester County art curriculum, which is aligned with state and national visual art standards. During the year, they will experience various techniques, media, cultures, and art history. They will actually meet some current artists who will visit their classroom.

It is always important to me that there is room for individuality and self-expression in every project. Most projects are concluded with a critique, in which students have an opportunity to show their works and view each other’s. This helps them learn the language of art, as well as positive critical thinking skills.

What We’ve Learned

Since I’m new this year, I cannot show art created by my students as yet, but I assure you that I will be able to soon. For now, the best I can do is show you some art created by OCES students last year with Mrs. Dykes. Here are some examples of lessons done previously. Each grade created an abstract picture to learn about a different art principle. Kindergarten students learned about contrast, (and coloring skills), as they created Piet Mondrian-style pictures in primary colors.  First grade students learned about rhythm and optical illusions inspired by the art of Bridget Riley.  In second grade, the students learned the difference between linear and two-dimensional patterns creating repeating complex shapes with colored markers. Third graders learned the focal points “stand out” in a picture to create emphasis, and created oil pastel compositions with their own focal points. In fourth grade, students learned that artists rarely use symmetry in their art, but do make use of balance. They enjoyed creating abstract asymmetrically-balanced watercolor paintings.

 I’m so excited to teach and share my love for art with the wonderful OCES students. Can’t wait to begin.


Kindergarten

Kindergarten


First Grade

First Grade


Second Grade
Second Grade


Third Grade

Third Grade


Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade