Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MAEA Youth Art Month Show

Six students from Byam Elementary were featured in the 2017 Massachusetts Youth Art Month Show at the State Transportation Building in Boston. The show featured artists from Kindergarten to 12th grade from districts all over the state. Here are some pictures from the show, congratulations to Hunter Fink, Rachel Shapiro, Maya Barry, Kaylee Benigno, Carly Peal, and Jordan Bailey!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

First Grade Wayne Thiebaud Gum Ball Machines

This week in the art room, first graders learned about the artist Wayne Thiebaud. He is known for his colorful and playful paintings of cakes, pies, candy, and ice cream cones. We took a look at his artwork and noticed his bright colors, blue-violet shadows, and exciting compositions. Here are a few of his paintings below.

Here are some drawings done by first graders. We had fun using dot markers, crayons, and sharpies to create our gum ball machines!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Third Grade Jackson Pollock Instruments

Third Graders studied the artist Jackson Pollock this month in the art room. We looked at some of his "action paintings" and studied his process. Jackson painted with buckets of house paint and he used a paint brush to throw paint onto his canvas, which he placed on the floor. His action painting stirred up the abstract expressionist movement and gathered a lot of attention around his artwork. One of his paintings recently sold for $140 million! We took his idea and then used our painted paper to create instruments. We also looked at complementary colors for our background. Here are our action instruments below!

Coiled Baskets

Fourth grade just finished up their Native American inspired coiled baskets. These were made with coiled paper and colored yarn. We studied how Native Americans created baskets for food, water, and everyday items and created our own version. Check out the results below!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Principal Gallery March

Congratulations to the students chosen for March's Principal's Gallery!

Kindergarten - Addyson Mele

First Grade - Estella 

Second Grade - Kaira Noronha

Third Grade - Cody Distasi

Fourth Grade - Sam Mccrensky

Monday, March 6, 2017

Second Grade Clay Texture Tiles

This month, second graders learned about different types of texture art. We started off by working with a piece of clay and rolled it into a clay slab. Then we cut out our design and added texture on top. These came out very bright and beautiful, great work second graders!!