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Ms. Fruchtman - Art Room 40

2019 - 2020



Cape May City Elementary 


Winter Arts Festival


Yayoi Kusama


Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts.



Yayoi Kusama

PreK Verdi

The Pre Kindergarten students made model magic “Verdi” snakes and built a “jungle” habitat. “Verdi” is a wonderful book by Janell Cannon.  The students learned color mixing, Blue and yellow primary colors make the secondary color, green. They are always excited to share their enthusiasm over their art work with the classroom pal, Iggy the iguana, who is also green.



The Second Grades studied space and the stars which inspired the creation of their own constellation in a life size representation.  Black paper with pastels, collage was used to create the personal constellation and acrylic paint was added to represent distant stars with an understanding that their number is seemingly infinite. Look for their artist statements on the Artsonia website, they will tell you their constellation stories.




Many of our students participated in the study of Yayoi Kusama, and her investigations of infinity with her endless dots.  


The Third Grade completed a multi step printing project.  The process is illustrated in the display where you can see the beginning sketch, the printing plate and the finished product.


The Fourth Graders studied Native American Heritage in a new look at our Thanksgiving celebration.  They created clothing from t-shirts and found objects with the intention of using the idea of family, conservation of materials, cooperation and respect for each other; adopted from the ideals of Native American Culture.


Fifth Grade added Native American symbols to style and decorate bags.


The Sixth Grade worked hard on a One Thousand Crane project.  Once they completed folding their ten cranes, each student added a wish they would make as if they had done one thousand.


A few sixth graders took a stab at a Kusama infinity box with mirrors and dots.


Pre Kindergarten through First Grade was busy painting and drawing dots.


The First Grade had their own project of paper quilling “Clouds”.


Primary Focus Art studied light and shadow with their pumpkin painted paper collages, which are under the cloudy sky.


Please visit the website and check out the Focus Art Secondary Georgia O’Keeffe paintings and lots more of what our students have been making this fall.  Look for a parent invitation coming home with your personal family password (if you haven’t already joined). Here you can even add artwork done at home, invite friends and family to view your students work and leave comments or order gifts.


Thank you,


Sharon Fruchtman


Visual Arts Teacher



With lots of space to create this year!


“Artsonia is the world's largest student online art museum with over 50 MILLION artworks published from schools worldwide! Thousands of teachers, parents and students use Artsonia every day: teachers use it to manage school art galleries in a safe and educational manner, providing a positive and safe educational environment for students to showcase their creative works, developing students' pride and self-esteem and involving parents and relatives in student arts education.”

If we have your email address, please look for an email invitation to sign up and grant permission on line.

Safety and Privacy of your students personal information is completely protected on the Artsonia Website.


It only takes a minute and your email address.  

Grades 5 and 6 will be posting Artist Statements and using the website to assess their own work and write reflections.

If you have already granted permission for your student in years past, that still works, and thank you.

Please check the Grade level page for your students. There you will find a brief description of what your child does (or will be doing soon) in Art Class.


 Contact me anytime at (609)884-8485, ext 241 there is always email: (probably the best) or leave a message on my mobile phone, (609)408-0009





WANTED: Parent Volunteer Must have a smartphone. Must be willing to photograph artwork and post it to Artsonia. (They have a free App that makes it so easy) Hours: whatever is convenient for you!



The Art Room is collecting the following materials:  Old Maps (*who needs them, don't we all use Google Maps now?)  Plastic jars with lids, used and sturdy boxes ie: cell phone, tablet, laptop boxes.

colorful plastic caps, such as caps from: laundry detergent, peanut butter, soda bottles etc..


Thank you.