Eagle Creek Academy's Art Classes
Green School Art Contest
Our elementary students entered the Michigan Green School Art Contest, along with 200 other Michigan students. Five Eagle Creek students placed either first or second in their division! Congratulations!
Our end of year art show displayed every student's art work and showcased the children's incredible talent and creativity.
Grade 1: Studying Line
First grade students have been studying line as one of the elements of good art. After drawing different kinds of lines, the students used bright watercolors to paint their drawings.
Grade 3: The Tree of Life
Students learned about the artist Gustav Klimt and studied his famous painting The Tree of Life. Students used their painting skills and talent to create their own versions inspired by Klimt's masterpiece.
Grade 4: Coil Pots for Earth Day
To celebrate Earth Day, the fourth grade students learned basic hand-building techniques. Then, they worked in small groups to create coil pots from clay.
Grade 4: 3-D Project
Students worked on a three-dimensional project using polymer clay. They concentrated on sculpting their snowmen ornaments with careful craftsmanship and skill.
Grades 5: Mexican Adobe Houses
Students learned about the architecture of Mexican adobe houses and used chalk pastels to create their own masterpieces.
Middle School: Scholastic Book Fair
Middle school students worked collaboratively to create posters for the Scholastic Book Fair. Their designs were used to promote the event.
Kindergarten: Clay Pinch Pots
Kindergarten students learned how to create clay pinch pots. These students are adding the finishing touches to their pots with bright watercolor paints.
Grade 2: Dia de los Muertos
Students learned the history and culture behind the Mexican celebration Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Then, they created sugar skull masterpieces using paint and crayons.
Middle School: Shape, Form & Space
Using their knowledge of shape, form and space, the students drew realistic pumpkins. Then, they used chalk pastels to produce color renderings with values.
Middle School: Abstract Designs
After studying abstract art and practicing color-blending techniques, the students used organic lines to create designs. Later, they added values of light and dark in their work.
Grades 1 & 2: Drawing People in Action
The first and second grade students worked on incorporating movement into their artwork. Students split into small groups, practiced different action poses, and posed for each other. As each partner drew, in order to make his figure look as if it was moving, he added movement lines. We practiced using different lines to show what was moving, and in which direction. Later, the students made up stories about their figures going places.