Monday, February 22, 2016

Clear fish design

The fourth grade created there own fish based on observation.  They were allowed to mix and match different shapes and designs to create a fish. They then transferred there fish to a piece of plastic using sharpies to outline and color in.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles

The fifth grade students have finished up making bubbles using chalk.  The effect is very realistic when they keep control of the chalk, add color and add a shine to them.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Drawing shells

Drawing shells in third grade.  The third graders will use their drawing as reference so that they can create a mono-print of their work.

Back up and running

Grade 5 drawing coral.  The fifth graders drew coral by observing actual pieces.  They will eventually transfer these drawings to a piece of foam.  They will use that foam drawing to create a print of their coral drawings.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Welcome Back and News!

Dear parents and students,
Welcome back to school.  This year we have a new theme in the art classroom.  Our theme is “Water.”  This theme is going to drive all of our artwork this year.  The artwork that your children will be creating will be related, directly or indirectly to water.  You can check in on what is going on in the art room at the Fox Hill Art blog.  The address of the Fox Hill Art blog  is scarpullafh.blogspot.com.  This is a place where you can see what your children are working on currently in my classroom and see what is going on in other grades as well.  This is especially important for the fourth and fifth grade parents because I keep a lot of their work for the Fine Arts Night which takes place on the same night as the spring concert.
This year I will be in for the first week of school and then be out on leave to take care of my son Zachary.  He is about 5 months old now and I am excited to be home with him.  I will be out until November 4th.  I am excited to have Ms. Lauren Vigneau as my substitute.  Ms. Vigneau has a background in art and has already been working in the Burlington schools as a substitute.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  scarpulla@bpsk12.org or 781-238-5663.
-Mr. Scarpulla

Fox Hill Art

Friday, May 22, 2015

Op art

This student has really challenged herself in this example of Op art.  She has blended 2 different illusions and has worked very hard to make both work together.

Op Art

The fifth grade has been working on optical illusion art or "op art."  This type of artwork is very challenging.  Many of the concepts are very advanced but the fifth graders are taking it in stride.  You can see the results of their hard work and comprehension in these 2 samples.