Name Art

Students at LES have been creating Name Art the past few weeks. Each student used their name in a creative way to make a piece of art. They added patterns and color in unique ways. These are a few of the 5th grade explorations with graffiti art.

Pinwheels for Peace Day 2019

We had another beautiful Peace Day this year. Students gathered in the gym October 7th to remember International Day of Peace. Although the weather didn’t cooperate, we planted our pinwheels the following day out on the front lawn of the school.

Students shared poetry, songs and thoughts about peace. We had a visitor from the Peace Pagoda who described what he does to facilitate peace in our community. We ended our celebration with a Love Train that took us back to our classrooms. It was a meaningful assembly enjoyed by all.

Building on our Skills: Science & Art

Many of the students at LES have been exploring building through Science and Art. We explore different materials while we build like blocks, and found objects. It’s so much fun to see their wheels going while they build, always modifying their designs as they work, rethinking materials and techniques until they get things to work properly. Take a look at some of the interesting projects we’ve been working on this Spring.

Art Show 2019

Every student had artwork displayed during our Arts Night on April 30, 2019. It was a great show!! We showcased the learning the students have done throughout the year at LES and their wonderful singing and music making skills were also a part of the exciting event. If you missed it, be sure to attend next year.

Exploring with Clay

Students in various grades have been or soon will be exploring with clay. We will create pinch pots as well as pieces with coils and slabs. Here are a few photos of 6th grade as they construct with clay.

Inquiry through the Arts

Many classes have been exploring inquiry by looking at pieces of artwork, observing things they notice and asking questions like What do you see? What do you think is going on in this painting? What evidence do you have to back up your thinking? Students enjoy looking at art and delving into pieces with a more critical look. We intend to more of this as the year progresses. Join us in this activity by asking the same questions at home when you observe pieces of art or listen to music as a family. Here is an example we’ve looked at in 5th grade.

Amate Bark Paintings by 5th grade

The fifth grade has been creating Amate Bark Paintings in the style of Mexican folk artists. These examples were created on brown paper that has been torn on the edges to mimic the look of bark. Students used bright colors and lots of detail as in the original art they observed from Mexico. To see them all, don’t forget to attend our Arts Show coming this Spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Peace Day 2018

Students and staff of LES shared what peace means to them during our all school event on September 17, 2018. The event included the planting of pinwheels as a symbol of our desire to work towards a peaceful school building, and in turn more peaceful communities, cities, countries, and world. It all starts with each one of us striving for peace within ourselves and sharing that desire with others. Thank you for those who were able to join us in our celebration of International Day of Peace. Here are some pictures from the event.

Metal Tooling in Fifth Grade

Fifth grade explored metal tooling this spring. They each developed their own radially symmetrical design to create these brilliant pieces of art.