Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Congratulations to our Kindergarten artists! Our latest audiobook was published by iTunes to the iBookstore. "The Kindergarten Artist Who Painted a Blue Polar Bear" is available for you to download into your iBooks app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac computer. Each page features a painting based on the style of Eric Carle's illustration, along with a short story written and read aloud by our student artists.

Here is how the book is listed in iTunes...
Enjoy the creativity of our young artists at Ranney School!!


This audiobook was created by the Kindergarten artists at Ranney School, Tinton Falls, NJ. The illustrations were inspired by the book, “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse,” by Eric Carle. The stories and audio are all presented by the student artists.

The Kindergarten Artist Who Painted a Blue Polar Bear
View in iTunes
  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Mar 01, 2017
  • Publisher: Ranney School
  • Seller: Barbara Levine
  • Print Length: 33 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book was designed for an iOS device and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.0 or later.

BEGINNERS . . . Penguins in the snow!

Penguin by Arjun

It might be a mild winter in New Jersey, but our penguins are enjoying a snowy day. Beginners practiced many art skills with this project. They used scissors to cut out their black penguin bodies and penguin feet. The snow in the background was made with their fingerprints and white paint. The furry penguin fur was made by gluing down soft, white cotton balls. To top it all off, they practiced writing their names in the sky!

Here are a few more adorable penguins to enjoy. Follow this link to our home page of artsonia to see all of our Beginner projects.   http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=114839

Penguin by David

Penguin by Emerson

Penguin by GiGi
Note to families...
This art blog will be updated regularly with new posts sharing our daily activities in the art room and news about upcoming art exhibits. To respect the privacy of our students, names will always be limited to first name only and identifiable photos will never be accompanied with a name. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write in the comment box below or send me an email at blevine@ranneyschool.org. I would love to hear from you!
    In my class, students are given the chance to explore different materials and fun new techniques as they develop their signature style. Some young artists love to draw with a pencil, some like to paint on canvas or create images in a digital format, while others prefer working with clay and molding three-dimensional forms. In my classroom, we use a variety of materials allowing all artists to experiment and figure out which type of art they like the best. At Ranney School, we place a strong emphasis on originality and celebrate artistic differences, always nurturing and encouraging the imagination of every student.
     Remember to check out our display of finished artwork and student portfolios in the Ranney home page of Artsonia.com.  http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=114839