Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Readers' Reef Mural Day 3 Update

Art Club Session 3 continued to tackle the mural painting. This group was able to finish almost all of the sand. The seagulls now have color and the Snack Shack is almost complete. After three session, the Readers' Reef Mural is looking fabulous! Great job UDAES Art Club! Thanks Art Helpers.

Below is a slideshow of the progress.

Readers' Reef Mural Day 2 Update

The second Art Club group continued to add vibrant colors to The Readers' Reef Mural. They finished the palm trees and began adding color to the beach critters. The sand is the biggest part of the mural and is taking the longest to complete!

The fish that you see hanging from the ceiling in the Readers' Reef Room were created by First Grade Art Students. These students were happy to donate their fish to the Reading Room for the 2012-13 school year.

Below is a slide show of the progress.

Art Club Takes Part in Grandparents Day

Art Club Session 1 took some time to prepare for The UDAES Annual Grandparents Day Celebration. Third and Fourth Grade Art Club Members were eager to help paint a welcome sign that would hang behind the stage during the school wide musical performance. Third Grade Art Students also helped decorate trees with leaves using an artistic style called Printmaking. Below is a picture of the display.

Readers' Reef Mural Day 1 Update

The first Art Club group began painting the Reader's Reef Mural. They enjoyed painting while having their toes in the sand! Ms. Bowman asked UDA Middle School and UDA High School Students to be Art Helpers during all Art Club Sessions. Ms. Bowman loves having the Art Helpers and they enjoy helping the Elementary Students while painting along side them.

Below are pictures of Art Club Members and Helpers working hard on the mural.

Readers' Reef Mural

Upper Dauphin Area Elementary is having their first ever after school Art Club. Started by Art Teacher, Ms. Bowman. The first Art Club Project will be a mural. This mural will be painted in the Reader's Reef which is the new Elementary Reading Room. Prior to the start of Art Club, Ms. Bowman enlarged a beach drawing that was done by a UDA High School Student, Courtney Windemaker, onto the wall in the Reading Room. She used a projector screen to enlarge the drawing and painted it with black paint.
Below is a slideshow of the room before the painting began.