Elementary School Art-i-facts-Here’s what’s happening in ES Art!


Elementary Art-i-Facts from Ms. Lisa Cooreman

Throughout the school year at SSIS students experience a myriad of media and learn how to manipulate art materials in meaningful ways. They explore a variety of ideas, genres, and art of many cultures. Here is some of the most recent creative work taking place in the Elementary Art Room.

G1 Still Life


Grade 1 artists practiced drawing cylinders of all sizes. Then each table was given an old soup can filled with 6-7 different art supplies–brushes, pencils, markers, etc… We then observed. Which object is tallest, shortest, widest, and narrowest? What shapes can we find in the pencil? We talked about overlapping. We used lots of triangles, rectangles and ovals.

G2 Monet Painting

French Impressionist, Claude Monet, had a dream of becoming a great painter.  How did he make that dream happen? What is something you dream about doing? How can you make that dream come true? What kind of action can you take? Grade 2 artists experiment with the Impressionist style of painting while reflecting on bridges, passions, dreams, and goals.

G3 Cardboard Loom Weaving

Grade 3 artists learned that in certain West African communities weaving ceremonial cloth is a sacred tradition passed down to the young men. Students measured and made cardboard looms to weave a yarn pouch. It is a challenging task and the students are developing a great appreciation for the amount of time and effort required for this craft.

G4 Op Art

Grade 4 artists use color theory and hone their shading skills to create optical art illusions.

G5 Change Agents


Grade 5 artists explore the elongated style of Italian Modernist painter,  Amedeo Modigliani to create chalk pastel portraits for their Agents of Change Social Studies unit, an in-depth investigation of individuals or events that have had a significant impact on our world.



All students and their families will join SSIS

for an artful evening to celebrate the creative

work made by EC & ES students this year.

Open House Reception will be held on

Monday, June 1st, 6:00-7:30pm

Artwork will be displayed throughout the ES 1st & 2nd floors, ES library, and the MS Hallways near and above the cafeteria.