Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cogburn Gallery Pictures

3 rd grade "where the wild things are" paper sculpture masks
4th grade abstract tissue paper movement designs

1st grade pop out boat winslow homer seascapes

K cave art

2nd Grade marbled paper w/ laminate water lilies

5th grade

Congratulations for our December Artists of the Month

Grant Mitchell, Alexis Lay, Ella McCook
Grace Gent , Victor Balboni , Aubry Marshall
India Wilson, Alexa Ovington, Kijon White
Donald Mahoney, Roshni Harihara, Connor Morris

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank you to all of our NoVEMEBER artists of the month!

AS you are buy shoes and all kinds toys this holiday... remember to recycle and use. Bring the boxes to art!!! We can use those for sculpture!!

ALL of students are studying FORM, 2D-3D properties, sculpture and installation art!

With sculpture... the sky's the limit!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Analogous What??

4th and 5th graders are checking out ANALOGOUS COLORS! what is that?? They are any three colors side by side on the color wheel . For instance... red, orange and yellow. OR red, purple, and blue.

4th Grade is discovering what movement is in Art by looking at Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract art. They are making collaged pictures with analogous color tissue paper. They are looking fabulous!

5th Grade is making a two part analogous color birch tree painting. They also are doing a spectacular job!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

kindergarten texture scarecrows

Students used many various textures to create scarecrows, Students even added corn and crows!

Young Masters Art Fundraiser and Art WORK

Your child may have brought home the Young Masters artwork fundraiser. You have the oppertunity to buy your child's artwork on different gifts and items. You can see all this information located in your child's art brochure brought home yesterday. If you would like to purchase anything please make your check out to Young Master's by MONDAY NOV. 9TH. You will recieve your products before the holidays to enjoy. Money raised will go directly to the art department for materials and supplies.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2nd grade abstract primary color paintings

second grade practicing their painting skils by mixing the primary colors to make secondary colors. they focused on overlapping shapes and what abstract art is.

students are now looking at local color, and fall inspired chalk pastel still lifes!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

value drawings finished

4th grade fruit value shown in three art forms(photo, drawing, oil pastel)

5th grade value grid drawing- stipple. hatching. cross hatching
industrial revolution pictures

art gallery

Finished Eric Carle Tint and shade animals 3rd grade

Monday, October 26, 2009

a two for one deal!!

Your child might be coming home saying that they now have two art teachers! Its TRUE! Mrs. Elder had been asked to move art to a cart. As the ART team, we decided the best environment for teaching art would be to team teach and share the large art room. We now are teaching two art classes at once! Your children will be recieving learning inspirations from two wonderful teachers this year. So far the classes have been great and we look forward to working together! ABOVE- Mrs. Elder and I at an early release day art teacher's meeting. We were having too much fun together!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Two pumpkins made by Mrs. Elder and Ms. Hollern as examples for the pumpkin contest. You can paint, draw, glue, tape, glitter, add too, etc on your pumpkin to make it creative. Please do not CARVE pumpkins, they will be put on display in the school. Winners will be choosen on Oct 30th and will win lunch with the art teachers!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Mrs Elder and Ms Hollern are hosting a fun student competition!
Artful pumpkin Decoration Contest.
Individual competition completed at home, students can decorate a pumpkin in anyway OTHER THAN carving it. Students must bring pumpkin to school (small pumpkins -no bigger than a basketball) and they will be judged on October 30th.
Pumpkins will be displayed around the school.
Winners will get to have lunch on us!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

whats been going on in art??

4th Grade is studying value using hatching, cross- hatching, and stippling

Kindergarten is discovering textures in art

3rd grade is studying the artist/author Eric Carle and creating their own habitat animal

2nd Grade is studying still lifes and drawing real pumpkins and gourds.

5th Grade is also studying value and making
industrial revolution grid drawings

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Van Gogh on IMAX

Now showing on IMAX at the Fernbank is VAN GOGH - brushstrokes with a genius. see some of the greatist works of art come to life on the biggest screen in town~~

visit fernbankmuseum.org for tickets and details.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jabari Jerome, Casey Stachler
Sophie Davis, Julie Hardy
Nicholas Sides, Jessica Tripp
Gilad Yehudai, Matthew Payne
Ori Yoked, Soumya Patel
Ethan Rendell, Maddie Petters


We have been busy creating amazing messy art! You may have noticed your little one coming home sprinkled with some paint? If so, no worries! All CWE artroom paint is washable. Pre-soaking or using a stain removing shouldn't be neccessary and most paints will come out with gently rubbing and water.

Ask your children what artist they're studying... these messy students made their own paper with paints and texture just like artist Eric Carle!

Monday, September 21, 2009



***extra credit will be given to the student who brings in any recyclable***
WALLPAPER , magazines

Friday, September 18, 2009

Its all about VALUE!!!

4TH and 5TH grade students are diving into the advance drawing techniques of creating value! Value in art is the lightness and darkness in a color or object. Students are learning how to apply Stippling, Hatching, Cross- hatching and shading with to their value drawings. If you would like to also learn these simple techniques- ask your child to sit down and show you. It might bring you back to your highschool art days.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our students are completing their Young Masters artwork this week and looking forward to meeting our new artists to focus on. Kandinsky, Eric Carle, and value techniques are artists and techniques we will be addressing.

What is Young Masters? Young Masters is a company that takes artwork and showcases it on pruchased items. Cogburn has been working with a similar company in past and its a great way to raise money for the art program. Items can be purchased when your child brings home an order form. These personalized items are great for the upcoming holidays!

Look for a letter in the next thursday folders. For now, check out the website: youngmastersart.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

miriam shapiro

Working on our Miriam Shapiro moving people!! Check out our awesome collaging skills.

Congratulations to our September ARTISTS OF THE MONTH.

Katie Pattillo Yashkirat Singh
Santiago Tovar Danielle Mae Espinoza
Grant Marzio Timi Johnson
Mackenzie Keller Nick Deal
Max McWilliams Saki Yamamuro
Anthony Mattie Celia Hunt

Monday, August 31, 2009


We have a big idea and will be needing about 200 shoe boxes for a large sculpture project!! We will be collecting them through-out the year. Extra credit will be given to those who bring them in. Just drop them off in the art room with a note.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Its FREE for you and a guest!!
All educators- sign up for Educator's Night at the HIGH!

http://www.high.org/main.taf?p=5,5 registration opens Septemeber 1st. (spots fill quickly)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Students have been working extremely hard to master the techniques used by some of their favorite artists! Check out our artwork created by our kindergarten inspired Jasper Johns project!!

Repeated letters and numbers was a huge hit for our little artists!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sign up to be an art volunteer tonight and tomorrow night at curriculum night!! Check out the Young Masters products, meet your child's art teacher and check out our blog!!
Students have started to create their artwork for Young Masters. Young Masters is a program where parents can have their child's artwork on different gifts. All money raised by products sold will go directly to the CWES Art Department. Money in the past has been used for field trips and supplies. Look for the link below to visit their website for more details!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got egg cartons?? we can reuse those in art too!! drop them off at school.

Friday, August 14, 2009

We are looking for the following donations of recycled materials

toliet paper/ paper towel rolls

fabric/ ribbon



plastic baggies

old cd's

plastic water bottles

Please do not go out and buy new, we supprt recycling!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sign Up to be an art volunteer at Curriculum Night!! Come find the art table ourside the art room!
Students will be participating in the Young Masters Art program. Check the link belowfor gift ideas, and how turning your kid's artwork in gifts can help our school!
Welcome students to a new and exciting year at Cogburn Woods. The art department is excited to see so many new faces and happy to start the new school year! We have already started creating art. Students are currently working hard on creating sketchbooks and revisiting the important tools of art.