Welcome to Room 21, better-known as the Art Studio!
This is where Zanewood Artists in prekindergarten through fifth grade draw, explore, paint, make mistakes, sculpt, grown, weave and so much more!
Check out what we have made!
Fifth Grade scholars hand-built these AMAZING, functional mugs!
Students used a slab to form the cylinder and a coil for the handle. After a lot of scoring (scratching the clay with a tool), adding slip (clay glue) and refining details, their pieces were fired in the kiln. Next, we glazed, using Mayco Stroke & Coat Wonderglaze, and fired one last time.
MOVEMENT + ART
Can you believe no paintbrushes were used to create these masterpieces?!
Second grade students used MOTION to make their marks. They spun, rolled, pushed and swung different art mediums!
First, scholars used markers and CDs to create spinning tops. They spun, spun, and spun filling their paper with spirals and lines. Then they used tempera paint and marbles to shake, rattle and roll.
Fourth grade students studied contour lines to create their self portraits. First we had a photoshoot where students had their photos taken. Then with Sharpie, they traced their photo, creating a mirrored image on the back of the photo.
Students transferred their drawing to a plastic sheet and used acrylic paint. The background were made by marker prints.
Scholars at Zanewood are MAKERS! In this space they can create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools, equipment, and materials - everything from pipe cleaners and glitter to hammers, saws, and a drill press!
The young scientists at Zanewood inquire, observe, explore, discover, and explain using authentic scientific tools while answering real-world questions. Our 5th grade scholars also work with real scientists from Science from Scientists sponsored by our partners from Boston Scientific.
Zanewood scholars are becoming young naturalists with guidance and support from our community partners at Mississippi Gateway Regional Park (Three Rivers Park District). We have created unique outdoor learning spaces and a school garden.