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Beginning Band students preparing for their very first performance!







7th Grade Digital Art












K-2 learned a little about Marc Chagall and his whimsical paintings, then created some of their own:




Here's a sampling of projects made by the 5th and 6th graders for Open House: 





7th Grade is learning about countries in Central America and creating arts pieces from the countries. 




5th and 6th Graders are learning about the Revolutionary War in their classroom. In Musart, they are creating crafts from that era. 









Kindergarten explores watercolor. 






































































8/23/17
We're looking forward to another great year in Musart! If you haven't seen our bottlecap mural yet, please come see it! 
Most of our artwork gets posted on Artsonia these days. If you are a parent of an artist, or a family member who has been invited to see our school's page, you already see the art. If not, go to  
www.artsonia.com
and look for our school. You can also see great art from other schools!





10/19/16
http://monroeschool.podbean.
com/?source=pb
To get to this link, right click!


6/3/16
See our Andy Goldsworthy-inspired Art here: 
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=1166601

Our little band has been working hard on some new tunes and will have a concert on Friday, May 27 at Community Crew!! 

Please see our school's artwork on Artsonia, an online art museum for kids! Just go to www.artsonia.com and look up our school. Browse other artwork, too. It's great!!

You're Invited!!!
While some students are enjoying skiing/snowboarding at Bretton Woods on Tuesdays this winter, other students are working on various projects related to the arts. Some groups are choreographing dances, some are creating posters about favorite movies/shows/games, some are writing and performing plays, some are making puppets, some are learning about technical visual art, etc... Please come to school on Friday, February 9 at 8:15 to see all they have been working on. Wander around to their tables in the gym, enjoy what you learn from them, and ask questions!
This is now postponed until Friday, February 12!!!



Here's a preview of what will be available to bid on at the PTF Silent Auction!





One-point perspective spooky landscapes, by Third Grade. 





 
                      Honey Bees, Monarch Butterflies, Ladybugs, and         Hummingbirds!


Seventh and Eighth Graders begin creating Sugar Skull masks in honor of Dia de los Muertos.
   




Some pictures from Patino Vazquez's visit last week:




We are hosting a guest artist next week for a 45 minute presentation! Patino Vazquez, band leader of Los Sugar Kings, is coming on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:30! Check out this link:





While we were preparing for the Nationwide National Anthem Sing-Along, students chose a phrase from the National Anthem to illustrate in any medium s/he chose:
               
 

                                 

         

                                  
 
        

                                

          

                                 

              

                                   






Ken Kimball came to lead an observational drawing lesson with 5th and 6th grade. At the end, he created a cartoon Gavin!




On Friday, September 11, the  American Public Education Foundation is sponsoring a Nationwide National Anthem Sing-a-long, and MCS is participating! They are hoping to beat the Guinness World Record, so please join us to sing right at 1:00 in the gym!



Here are some pictures of our art installation project for the outdoor classroom:
 
A cornerstone for the outdoor classroom!

Hard at work!

Paper plates used to map out the stepping stones in the spiral shape for our labyrinth. 

This is the beginning of the labyrinth.



Digging up the grass.


Preparing cement for the stepping stones...













Here's a link to the video of our spring concert!!





1926 Conn Alto Saxophone for sale!!!!! 
See http://www.kissmywindsandbrass.com/bbinstruments.htm
for details....



First and second graders learned about Jackson Pollock. 

       



7th and 8th grade engineers build bridges to take to the annual bridge building competition at LI on 3/21!!











February 20
Ira reads an art book after finishing a mosaic project. 




November 19
7th and 8th graders work on name art for a community bulletin board. 


November
6th graders made plaster casts of footprints as part of their expedition about crime scene investigations.





October 31
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders work on A Body of Art project. 





August 29, 2014
Welcome back to Musart!!!! I can't wait for an exciting year enjoying the arts with our students!



Here are some younger students creating their part of a whole school mural which will soon be displayed...






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Here are 6th and 7th graders getting ready for our Theatre Career Day, which is Friday, April 4 at 8:10 AM in the gym. Come learn about job opportunities in theatre!


Is anyone interested in participating in summer theatre? Check out Vermont Children's Theatre in Lyndonville, VT. My youngest son participated for several years during elementary school and had a great time! 


5th and 6th graders at the beginning stages of rehearsing the play Trouble at Jamestown.



3rd/4th Percussion



3rd/4th Strings



3rd and 4th graders play their handmade stringed instruments.


A percussion making workshop...


Third and fourth graders experiment with air columns and sound. 






Catching snowflakes on our tongues!



The printing shop has now completed all of its work!!! These canvas bags will be on sale at our Ocean Expedition Night, Dec. 5. All families get first dibs on their childrens' bags!

Young printers at work.



First Graders decorated a box to hold donations for CHAD.



The LI Dance Company came on Oct. 28 to present to us, then they had a workshop for 6-8th graders.

K-2 Students created seahorses using oil pastels and watercolor. 

Third and fourth graders created stained glass salt marsh word art.
 


Check out the following link for 10 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Music Practice. It's great advice for all musicians, young and old: 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/09/03/216906386/10-easy-ways-to-optimize-your-music-practice





 














Teacher Contact Information: 
Telephone: (603)638-2800 ex. 21

TeePee
Wire and Popsicle Sticks
by Second Grade Sculptor, Liam




7th Grade Sculptors and Fiber Artists
Introducing Mr. Pickles








6th Grade Sculptors












8th grade sculptors at work. 






























9/12/17
North Country Chorus recently announced the creation of a Children's Chorus!! Informal auditions will be held at the St. Johnsbury School for children in grades 5-8 on Tuesday 9/26 and Wednesday 9/27 beginning at 5:15 PM. Children should come prepared to sing a few bars of a song s/he enjoys. Rehearsals will be on Sundays from 4:30-6:00 at the St. Johnsbury School. Contact Director Kaitlyn Bryant at kbryant@stjsd.org to schedule an audition!














6/3/16
It doesn't look like we'll have quite enough caps to finish our mural before summer, so please keep collecting throughout the summer!!! We need blue, purple, pink, and brown/tan only. Thank you so much for all of your help so far!!!!

Here's our collection of bottle caps so far. Keep them coming! Thank you!      


This is the band Grades 3-8 went to see on Feb. 3!

YouTube Video



Making gifts for the birds!


Kindergarten students went searching for pinecones for an art project on a recent spring-like December day. 







These are some of the Sugar Skulls created by grades 7/8 in honor of Dia de los Muertos. More will be coming soon!



First and Second Grade painted pumpkins. They practiced observational drawing and color mixing. 


LI Dance Team

The LI Dance Team visited today! 
(Oct. 26)

Grades 5-8 participated in a dance workshop with the Team. 
 
 



Fifth and sixth graders read music and play instruments.


First and second graders use play dough to create musical symbols. 



Kindergarten learned about different kinds of lines, created some with oil pastel, then painted with tempera.



These third graders are critiquing their National Anthem art projects.



Students work on the banner for the Harvest Festival. 















              The grass is out! Ready for mulch.









Setting the stones.






                       
                         It's finished!!!!



                      
              

Soon, there will be a key to the labyrinth, so as you step on the stones, you can refer to the key to see the meaning of each symbol. You will receive the gift each stone has to offer as you walk!
                  






First and Second graders are creating compass roses. 




Third graders begin creating cave art, after learning about the Anasazi people who lived thousands of years ago in the Grand Canyon area. 





3rd and 4th graders presented a song they've been practicing to a group of visiting teachers just before vacation.

So Sang the River - 3rd & 4th Grade







Fourth graders created sand paintings to represent the Grand Canyon.







Watch a video about how rhythm is part of life, and how the djembe is created :



Kindergarten artists create faces like Picasso did.



Exploring the Elements of Art
  




March 3
Grades K-4 learned about Henri Matisse and created works of art in his style.




November 18
3rd and 4th graders work on their puppets for "Voices to Remember"


 




October 29
7th and 8th graders work on their ancient civilizations costumes in preparation for their wax museum exhibit. 


































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K, 1 and 2 learned about Georgia O'Keeffe and created their own flowers to brighten up our art gallery!





Fifth graders created braided rag rugs as part of their study of Colonial America. 




K-2 has all kinds of materials to choose from to make ocean animal masks. 

A finished mask!!


K-2 students created Laurel Burch style fish with oil pastels on black paper. 
http://www.laurelburch.com/

Guest artist Ken Kimball came to teach some third, fourth and fifth graders about drawing ocean animals. 

Here are middle school students carving out an illustration on rubber to use for printing. 


K-5 explored color theory and created a piece all about themselves. 


Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders created split-face self portraits.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders  explored positive and negative space.


Here's a great resource for arts in education for teachers, paraeducators and parents!  Check it out!