Allen Brook and Mansfield Art Studios

The painting above, made in '08-'09, depicts the old Williston train station. This is one of two images that depict historic buildings of our town. The children learned how to project an image, copy it onto canvas and observe angles, color values and tones and other details from the original black and white photos. They also imagined the colors of the building, sidewalks, train, clothing and surrounding landscape. The paintings hung for a while at Dorothy Alling Library and now are at Allen Brook School.

Friday, December 16, 2011

First and Second Grade Abstract Paintings

The artists have been experimenting with overlapping layers of shapes, colors and lines this semester. In these abstract paintings they used primary, secondary and complementary colors. We recycled the tape used in these art works by creating a tape monster sculpture as an introduction to 3-dimensional form.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Inventions in Progress - Grades 1 and 2

Bird - wood, paper and feathers

Hat - paper, feathers and raffia
Dog - paper, fur, pen and ink
Dining Table at the Beach

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Colorful Cakes by Grades 1 & 2

Math and Art concepts were investigated while creating these vibrant cakes. Towards the end of the project, the children were introduced to  "Pop Art", through the playful images of Wayne Thiebaud. 

The artists practiced great restraint and patience in order to not eat the original cake. To see more cakes click on the link.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Explorations in Looking, Seeing, Responding, Inventing and Practicing: What We Do

 To view some of the types of art experiences that your child may have or may have had during the course of his or her art education at Allen Brook, please click on the link below. You may also visit Older Posts for more pictures and videos. These images include works by our former third and fourth graders.

Personable Puppets by Kindergarten Artists

Experimental Papers and Weaving - Grades 1 & 2

Friday, March 11, 2011

1st & 2nd Grade Paper Sculpture Dragons

First and second graders made these lively dragon puppets as they learned about Chinese New Year traditions.