Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankfulness Trees

4th graders will be completing their Thankfulness Trees to bring home for Thanksgiving.  I hope that this project makes a place on your Thanksgiving tables this year.  It's wonderful to see what so many children are thankful for.  While some were thankful for burritos and tacos (hehe), all of the students had their families as the number one thing they were thankful for.


Happy Thanksgiving to all SFC families!  Enjoy being around those that you love and enjoy this time with your families!

Cute photobomber in the background!  :)








Monday, November 6, 2017

7th Grade Sketchbooks Due Tomorrow

Just a reminder that 7th grade sketchbooks are due tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7th for both groups A and B.  I will collect them at the 8th grade tables tomorrow morning before 1st period.  Only 3 sketches need to be completed this trimester (as the sketchbooks arrived late).

Sketchbook Rubric:
Student Name:





Sketchbook Entry:
Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Poor
ENTRY 1
ENTRY 2
ENTRY 3
ENTRY 4
ENTRY 5
Criteria 1Value/Shading/Details: The drawing is fully shaded or colored in.  It shows attention to detail.    
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1





Criteria 2Time/Effort/Care:It appears that great care and time has been put into the sketch (at least 30 min).  There is pride in craftsmanship.
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1










Sub-total:





TOTAL:          /100                                                             
Passing Grade:  70 or more on sketchbook               

First trimester:          /60  (only 3 sketches needed first trimester)
First trimester passing grade:      42/60 or more on sketchbook

Thursday, November 2, 2017

2nd Grade Foam Print Owls

2nd Graders have just completed their foam print owls and they are absolutely adorable!!! 

First students used a plastic tool to spread brown paint on their paper to create a textured effect.
Next they used a variety of "leaf" colors and painted their entire paper with a rich variety of colors.

Students learned how to draw an owl and drew one on a piece of paper.  This image was traced onto a piece of foam and then students used brayers to roll paint on their foam and made two prints of their owls. 

While these were drying, leaves were cut out, veins made with oil pastels and trees were made using torn paper.  When the prints were dry, the owls were cut out and attached to their tree branches.  They are too cute for words.





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8th Grade Sketchbooks due Tomorrow

Sketchbooks will be collected tomorrow morning before 1st period at the 8th grade tables.  Both A and B groups will be turning them in.   Only 3 sketches are needed this first trimester (as the sketchbooks were delivered late).



Sketchbook Rubric:
Student Name:





Sketchbook Entry:
Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Poor
ENTRY 1
ENTRY 2
ENTRY 3
ENTRY 4
ENTRY 5
Criteria 1Value/Shading/Details: The drawing is fully shaded or colored in.  It shows attention to detail.    
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1





Criteria 2Time/Effort/Care:It appears that great care and time has been put into the sketch (at least 30 min).  There is pride in craftsmanship.
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1










Sub-total:





TOTAL:          /100                 
Passing Grade:  70 or more on sketchbook               

First trimester:          /60  (only 3 sketches needed first trimester)
First trimester passing grade:      42/60 or more on sketchbook

Sketchbooks that don't pass will be returned to be revised and or redone by a specified due date or else the no-pass grade stands. A no-pass on the sketchbook requirement is a no-pass in Art. Sketchbooks are a requirement for passing Art.

Creative Compassion Update

On Monday, students in Creative Compassion were able to put together over 40 binders of reusable games and activities that are ready to be delivered to Lucile Packard Children's hospital.  

We are working on finishing up our joke book pages and coloring book pages, which will be made into books and given to patients as well.  

We had a few items that were made years ago from another enrichment group that I ran called Art for Charity.  From this we had about 20 leftover glass cross necklaces and guardian angel pins, along with prayer cards with artwork of St. Frances Cabrini and the prayer of St. Frances Cabrini on the back side.  We were able to package these up really cute as well to donate.  

I am hoping to have all items blessed by Father Michael or Father Gabriel and then some members of the staff are going to be going to Lucile Packard Children's hospital to donate all of the items and present them from the students.  We will most likely do this in early spring. 

When I see all of these items together, I can see all of the love that were poured into these.  I hope the patient's and their families will be able to feel it as well.  


















Monday, October 30, 2017

8th Grade Sketchbooks Due Thursday, November 2nd

8th grade sketchbooks are due this Thursday, November 2nd.   I will be out by the 8th grade tables before 1st period collecting them in the morning.  Both A and B groups sketchbooks are due on this date.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SFC Art Made the Valley Catholic

Here is the link:  http://tvc.dsj.org/2017/10/23/saint-frances-cabrini-students-show-compassion-through-art/

Saint Frances Cabrini Students Show Compassion Through Art

Saint Francis Cabrini students create worry dolls for Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital patients.
In their “Creative Compassion” art class, Saint Frances Cabrini Junior High students are using their artistic talents to create projects that will help others in their local community.
This semester, their first project was to create worry dolls that will be given to patients and their families at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto. Each folk doll will have a note attached with the Mayan legend explaining that the worry doll, when placed under the pillow of someone who is unable to sleep, will carry his or her burden of worry. In addition, students are also creating joke books, game and activity binders, and ceramic guardian angel pins for patients at the hospital.
Saint Francis Cabrini Art teacher, Mary Saca, has also equipped her classroom with a “creative compassion corner,” so that early finishers can work on projects that help those in the community like cards for police officers and firemen, placemats for Meals on Wheels, and joke books for people in hospitals.
All of the projects are made with a lot of love and students are learning that their art can be used to do good for those around them.

These Are a Hoot...

3rd graders just completed their ceramic owls.  I am attaching a paper clip to the back of them so that they can be hung as an ornament (a very heavy one) or hung on the wall with a push pin. 

Instead of glaze, students colored the owls with oil pastel and the painted them with a watered down black acrylic paint/India ink mixture.  They were then washed off and the black paint soaked into all of the nooks and crannies of their project giving them a weathered look.  

Students had so much fun making these!!!  What child doesn't like playing with clay?






6th Grade Sketchbooks Due Tomorrow!!!!

6th Grade sketchbooks due tomorrow in Art class!!!!!

Sketchbook Rubric:
Student Name:





Sketchbook Entry:
Excellent
Above Average
Average
Below Average
Poor
ENTRY 1
ENTRY 2
ENTRY 3
ENTRY 4
ENTRY 5
Criteria 1Value/Shading/Details: The drawing is fully shaded or colored in.  It shows attention to detail.    
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1





Criteria 2Time/Effort/Care:It appears that great care and time has been put into the sketch (at least 30 min).  There is pride in craftsmanship.
10
9
8-7
6-5-4
3 – 2 – 1










Sub-total:





TOTAL:          /100                 
Passing Grade:  70 or more on sketchbook              

Sketchbooks that don't pass will be returned to be revised and or redone by a specified due date or else the no-pass grade stands. A no-pass on the sketchbook requirement is a no-pass in Art. Sketchbooks are a requirement for passing Art.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Inchies: 4th Grade

How cute are these?!!!!!  Frame-worthy!  I can't wait to see these adorable Halloween creations hanging in the hallway. 





6th Grade: Aluminum Soda/Drink Cans Needed

We will need about 80 regular sized aluminum soda/water cans (please no beer cans).  I will be collecting them over the next two weeks.  You can have your child bring them to the art room.  Thanks in advance!

6th Grade Picasso-Inspired Musical Instruments

We are FINALLY starting to finish up the 6th grade projects.  Their works were inspired by Picasso's artworks that were based on musical instruments.  Students learned about cubism and a variety of different ways to deconstruct their choice of instrument.  Here are a few that are completed: