camp invention

               Work will be displayed through the halls of Ridgewood Avenue School for Grades 3-6th. Please follow Red Arrows toward student work.  Work will be displayed from 10am-5pm. There is additional work outside the door of the Makerspace below the Main Office. 
    3rd and 4th Grade MAKERART Class
    Teacher Mrs. Jennifer Wujciak-Brunnquell

    2016-2017 School Year

    Science Technology Engineering Art Math
    1st Project-The 3rd Grade has learned about the artist Wassily Kandinsky and his designs using Concentric Circles
    They also learned about Dendrochronology the science of tree dating. This coincides with their knowledge of concentric circles.
    In the Process the 3rd Graders learned about the Element of Art:Value, Tint, Shade and the Principle of Art Contrast.
    2nd Project The Students then created a piece of artwork inspired by the Makerspace and is now being displayed around our "Makertree". 
    3rd Project- the 3rd Graders brainstormed words that described the Makerspace. We chose 32 words and each student created a letter out of our MakerMaterials that when combined created our description words which will then be used as Art for our Makerspace.  
    4th Project- The 3rd Grade students are currently learning about artist MC Escher. We discussed Perspective and Plane as well as the Principle of Art: Pattern. They created stencils which will become a TESSELLATION.
    The 4th Grade will begin learning about Artist Alexander Calder who was not only a sculptural artist but a mechanical engineer. Students will choose to create 1 of 5 areas in which Alexander Calder specialized in.
    3)Wire Sculpture
    4)2 Dimensional work with shapes and lines using only "pure" colors
    5) Wire/found object jewelry.

    "A Makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials while combining Art related principles and ideas". 



                 Art Club Dates

    Art Club Dates for 2016-2017 School year

    has MOVED from Mrs Wujciak's Art room to Doug Hellstern's Art Room. We are under construction in my art room which will now be the MAKERSPACE

    Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm

    Artists Palette, Palette ...

    September 28th

    October 19th and 26th

    November 9th and 16th

    December 14th is canceled and 21st still on!

    January 11th and 18th

    February 8th and 15th

    March 8th and 15th

    April 19th and 26th


    May 3rd and 10th

                                          MAY 13th GRAPA ART SHOW- DETAILS ABOVE 

    June 14th (Party)

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    What is Camp Invention?

    Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.

    June 26-30th
    8-3:00 pm
    contact jwujciak@glenridge.org or sign up at campinvention.org