Monday, November 3, 2014

Fayston Welcomes Bread and Puppet!

“We believe in puppet theater as a wholesome and powerful language that can touch men and women and children alike, and we hope that our plays are true and are saying what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightment.”
–Peter Schumann

Two artists from the Bread and Puppet Theater are this year's Artists-in-Residence at Fayston School.  Katherine and Joe have joined us from Glover, Vermont to teach students about different types of puppet and mask making and help put together a school-wide production around themes of community and teamwork.  

Thank you to our PTO for making this Artist-in-Residence possible! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kindergarten Night Pictures

Kindergarten artists took themselves on an imaginary nighttime walk outside. Here's what they saw. 


First and second grade artists turned their monsters from Monster Draw into large, colorful creatures with moving arms and legs. 


Fifth and sixth grade artists are slowly finishing their mandalas, which we started in celebration of International Dot Day.  Click here to learn more about mandalas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Matisse Goldfish Collage by Grades Three and Four

Third and fourth graders looked at Henri Matisse's Goldfish painting as inspiration for their Original Works Fundraiser collages.  We started by painting a variety of colored paper using different watercolor techniques.  Then we used crayons to create a patterned background using watercolor resist.  We looked at several examples of Matisse's paintings and collages for inspiration for the patterns and colors of the background and shapes to include in our collages.  

Painted paper using liquid watercolor paint, salt, plastic wrap, bubble wrap and other techniques:

Collages inspired by Matisse's Goldfish:

Kindergarten Butterflies inspired by Eric Carle's Collages

Kindergartners are quite familiar with Eric Carle's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."  It is a favorite moment in this story when the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly.  Inspired by this transformation and the colorful collage art in Carle's books, Kindergarten artists used tissue paper collage to create their own beautiful butterflies.  These pieces will be used for our Original Works PTO fundraiser.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (360p) from Nasim Bobat on Vimeo.

Monster Draw Dice Game

First and second graders had a blast playing "Monster Draw" when they finished their flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe.