St. Francis of Assisi School


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Minor Subjects - Art

     Most SFA students, during the 2014/15 school year, might be focusing on the following mediums:  collage, sculpture, paper mache, and printmaking.  I’ve chosen to concentrate on a few mediums instead of many to give students the opportunity to arrive at a better understanding of each.  While practicing these they will also be learningthe origin of the methods and the artists who became known for them.

     Collage sometimes includes using clippings from magazines, newspapers, bits of colored paper, photographs, found objects and text.  You might want to have your child start collecting for their collage over the summer.  Romare Bearden is an artist well known for his collages in children’s books.

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     Sculpture is a medium which is 3 dimensional.  Materials sometimes used for sculpture are stone, metal, wood, and clay.  Michelangelo is the most well known sculptor.  A much lesser known form of art SFA students will be learning about is the Maneki cat, which is Japanese.
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     Paper mache is French for chewed paper. The history of paper mache goes back to the Egyptians. It is a process used to create art that involves shaping paper and hardening it with an adhesive.
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