• December 2021 

    Hello GFB Families,

    Happy Winter! We began this month talking about lines. Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal and more!!! Check out the Scratch Garden video we watched. The students loved it! We also enjoyed more experimenting with watercolors. 

    - The 2nd Graders used blue painters tape and salt to make winter scenes of birch trees. 
    - The 1st Graders drew contour lines with black glue and then experimented with watercolor and salt as well. 
    - In addition to learning about how pencils are made the kindergarteners tried their hands at painting but without using brushes! We use the edges or carboard pieces to make lines!!!

    As far as looking at art, we have spent a lot of time looking at and talking about Vincent Van Gogh and his work.

    Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!

    Mr. Osburn

    Please, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at j.osburn@winthrop.k12.ma.us



    November 2021

    Hello GFB Families,

    Happy Fall! We began this month talking about the warm and cool colors. We have also been experimenting with the wax resist method of using crayons first and then painting with watercolors on top. The students are always excited to see that their crayon colors don’t run. 

    In addition, we have begun to look at and discuss artwork. In the art room we emphasize the Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS).

    We ask ourselves;

    1. What is happening in this picture?
    2. What do we see that makes us think that?
    3. What else can we find?

    One YouTube Channel that I use in class is Scratch Garden. The kids love it! Check it out! 

    Please, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at j.osburn@winthrop.k12.ma.us

    As always, thank you for your patience and understanding,

    Mr. Osburn

     

    October 2021

    Hello, I am Mr. Osburn, your student's Art teacher. 

    The goal of the GFB Art room is to provide your student an opportunity to experience and explore a variety of techniques and materials used for creating art. We will ask the question, “Why do we create?” We will talk about creative ways of self expression. We will look at art as we learn to observe the details in the world around us.

    In this class your student will create artwork using a variety of media. At times we will be working with wet and/or messy materials. I will try to let your student know the week before.

    Please, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at j.osburn@winthrop.k12.ma.us

    Thank you for your patience and understanding,

    Mr. Osburn



the dot
the dot
the dot
  • To begin this year all of the students made dots for our hallway! I am very proud of how well the students worked.

    The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

    The Dot is a book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti who discovers her artistic talent.