First graders enter the woodworking studio in the fall, starting their journey as designers and creators. The students learn to use basic tools and develop their fine motor skills. Cutting a piece of wood with a hand saw is their first accomplishment proceeded by learning to hammer. This week first graders were hard at work using hammers to create their ‘happy blocks.’ As the year continues, they will further develop new skills and create many treasures.
By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |
January 27, 2023
The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…