Lookout Mountain Elementary School
321 N. Bragg Avenue
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

423-821-6116

Visual Art

Brazilian rain forest mural 2015 2nd grd

Brazilian Rain Forest Mural, inspired by the work of Henri Rousseau – Second Grade (2015), one of twelve created for fund-raising event

“Anchor”, Montague Sculpture Fieldsanchor

summer flowers by Elizabeth, K

Kinders created red and grey wolves using painted papers they had made and wallpaper

Kinders created red and grey wolves using painted papers they had made and wallpaper

Culture fest 2016

Fifth Grade shoes, 2016

Fifth Grade shoes, 2016

Second Graders tackled expressionistic profiles in chalk, 2016

Second Graders tackled expressionistic profiles in chalk, 2016

Students with the Beehive After-School Arts Program channeled Matisse this Spring, 2016, acrylic on canvas

Students with the Beehive After-School Arts Program channeled Matisse this Spring, 2016, acrylic on canvas

Beehive Artists, Grades 3-5, acrylic paintings on canvas

Beehive Artists, Grades 3-5, acrylic paintings on canvas

Ivy Academy Science teacher Jim Watson brought COCO the rescue dog to visit our Third Graders. We talked about art, drawing, Jim's work with rescue dogs, dog breeds and their history, science, geography and so much more while the kids drew Coco!

Ivy Academy Science teacher Jim Watson brought COCO the rescue dog to visit our Third Graders. We talked about art, drawing & painting, Jim’s work with rescue dogs, dog breeds and their history, science, geography and so much more while the kids drew and painted Coco!

Michael's mandala 2016

Mandala using fractions by Michael, 2016

mandala by walker 2016

Mandala with fractions, by Walker watercolor, 2016

AA Fourth grade

Fourth Grade designs for Aboriginal mural, 2015

AA grade 2W

Second grade Brazilian Rain Forest Mural #2

AA fifth grade

Fifth grade working on American Graffiti mural, 2015

AA first grade animal mural

First grade african wildlife designs for mural, 2015

Art Show 005

AA murals 2015

Matterhorn Winter Sports – Third Grade mural, 2015

AAA photo of art

AAA photo of Connor's howler monkey

Mixed media Second grade howler monkey in Brazilian rain forest, 2015

AAA photo of high five team

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, 2015

AAA photo of painting

Arkadi Monastery monk (Crete), acrylic on birch board, 2015

AAA photo of teamwork

Fifth grade creating graffiti mural, 2015

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Fifth grader as Leonardo at Artist’s Soiree

November, 2012 – Kindergarten students view work by Gauguin, aka Della Perry

Art 4-29-14 1AAA photos for website old mosque of Chania, Crete, 2015

LMS Visual Arts, 2016-17

Noteworthy Dates for 2016-17

October 18, 2016 – First Grade field trip to see THE JUNGLE BOOK, Chattanooga Theatre Center

November 3, 2016 – Fourth Grade field trip to see LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW at Memorial Auditorium

December 13, 2016 – Fifth Grade field trip to see A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta

January 18, 2017 – Fourth Grade MUSEUM COLLECTORS’ DAY

stay tuned, more special events to come!

Creative HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Books about Art, especially those by Bob Raczka: NO ONE SAW and  ART IS… – two great ones!

Art supplies: oil pastels, watercolor paint and paper, good brushes, DO-a-DOT kits, unlined journals,

Zentangle books and supplies – (paper and markers), a ruler and compass, colored or watercolor pencils, printmaking supplies – soap erasers, a carving tool (gouge) and ink pads, quality air-dry clay like paperclay (paintable), and FIMO or Sculpey, Twisteez wire for sculpture projects, sets of art pencils with charcoal and sepia crayons too!

“The educational success of our children depends on creating a society that is both literate and imaginative, both competent and creative.  This success depends, in turn, on providing children with tools not only for understanding their world but for contributing to it while making their own way.  Without the arts to help shape students’ perceptions and imaginations, our children stand every chance of growing into adulthood as culturally disabled.  We must not allow that to happen.”

-National Art Education Association Education Reform Handbook, 1995

WHY VISUAL LITERACY?  …”tests show that people can remember the content of more than 2,500 pictures with at least 90% accuracy 72 hours after exposure even though the subjects see each picture only for about 10 seconds.  Recall rates one year later still hovered around 63%.  The same research says that if new information is presented orally with no image present, people only remember about 10% of what was presented 72 hours after exposure to the images — but the percentage remembered goes up to 65% if a picture is added to the new material after the fact.   It turns out that the reason for this is that the eye processes and interprets the content of complex imagery, such as photographs, 60,000 times faster than it does words.” -Burmark, 2002, p.5, Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn, New York: ASCD

 

     

       

   

     

Byzantine mosaics in Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy – 2011 Renoir visits his paintings. Sculptor Michael Wimmer demonstrates his techniques to Fifth Grade students and their parents (2010).

 

Interesting website for your children to peruse and have fun with:  www.pbs.org/hanshofmann/push_and_pull.