Mrs. Cheifer, Art Teacher in Clinton Twp., NJ

Mrs. Cheifer, Art Teacher in Clinton Twp., NJ

Historic Hunterdon Printmaking

Historic Hunterdon Printmaking

draw, paint & sculpt

draw, paint & sculpt

a brief bio

a brief bio

Foil People and Clay House Containers

Foil Figures showing an emotion, inspired by Rodin
 




























Clay House Containers using coils to build the walls with empty spaces for windows.

Woven Stll Life

Inspired by cubism and works of Picasso and Braque, students painted the same still life two times: one in low key colors and the other in high key colors. Cutting them into strips and weaving them created a fascinating movement of design similar to cubism. Ages 7-12.


Butterfly Hangings



Age 5 to grade 1 started making symmetrical line printing based on a Japanese style of print making. These were then painted symmetrically, cut in wing shapes then glued to large black butterfly wings. Keeping with the patterns of painted piece, children connected then continued the patterns onto the black using oil pastels.
Kindergarten


Kindergarten

Pattern Animals

Grades 1-5 drew their animals first then colored them with heavy crayon. Next they painted one section at a time and etched through wet acrylic paint to make line and shape patterns.
5th grade

2nd grade

Birds in Trees

Age 5 years
Age 5 years
Age 9


Historic Hunterdon Printmaking

Ages 5 to 12 gathered at the Red Mill and make wonderful prints of historic buildings and structures in our county. This event was part of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee celebrating the county's 300th birthday. Using plexiglass 'plates' children drew on the plexi with watercolor markers, dampened paper, then made their prints. Over 30 showed up for this successful event.





Jackson Pollock Houses

Ages 4-6
Children first designed houses in their journals using templates made from recycled packaging. After they were exposed to Jackson Pollock and his painting style they came up to large boxes, leaned over, and splattered 3 tempera colors with a brush onto paper at bottom. Next class they placed the same templates on back of paper, traced, then cut them out. Purple paper strips were 'large wooden beams' that could be used to support the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd floors, the roof, or become a pillar. Last they drew in windows and other details. They had a blast while creating their architecture.