The 6th Annual Celebration of Young Photographers Contest is open to grades 6-12. All photos must be taken on a SmartPhone. This year's themes are: 1. Nature, 2. People, and/or 3. Architecture/Buildings. One photo may be submitted to ASAP via email, including identifying the SmartPhone the image was taken with, a caption describing the photo, and a photo release form if the category is people. The deadline is October 7th. A reception will be held at South Farms on Sunday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 pm.
Can you name the top three iconic logos globally? Warren School students (grades 3-6) are in the process of working with parent and artist, Mr. Daudlin, to generate a new school logo, possibly incorporating the current, beautiful "W." Students brainstormed ideas in art and are making multiple drafts like in Austin's Butterfly. Click here to see the top 50 most iconic logos.
James Morris School
Students in PreK through grade 6 are creating artwork during art classes for the JMS PTO Fundraiser Square 1 Art. Parents are able to order various products on-line, showcasing their child's artwork. Information regarding the ordering process will be coming home soon. The final artwork is due to Mrs. Sweet Friday, October 2.
Warren School and Goshen Center School will be creating artwork for Square 1 Art in early spring.
Students applied their observation skills by painting vegetables and flowers on paper to create beautiful placemats for the district's elementary schools annual harvest luncheons. Students participated in a sensory exercise of touch and smell with herbs. They brainstormed for ideas on how to use the herbs from prior knowledge and explored new ways that they might add the herbs to various recipes.
Students across the district K-6 drew Self-Portraits the first day of art class. Students used markers to create authentic drawings of "Who am I and How am I Seen?" They looked at master artists' portrait prints including Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Frida Kahlo. The portraits will become part of each student's portfolio. At the 6th grade Moving-up ceremony, students will receive a collection of their K-6 Self-Portraits, which illustrate developmental growth and creativity.
Students at Warren School have been learning about 20th Century artists such as Matisse, Calder, and Escher. Student work will be on display at the Warren Public Library
March 7 through March 27, 2015. The opening reception is Saturday, March 7, 4:00-5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
I picked up this THINK poster at the Epson booth at FETC. I was able to get a copy of the THINK poster for each art room. Students have analyzed the meaning of the word and each letter. The THINK poster is a tool to help us do our best!
Warren School kicked off their MakerSpace by celebrating the 100th day of school. Students met with Mr. Hibbert in the MakerSpace, and Mrs. Brady's Kindergarten class led a physical exercise count to 100. Students then went to the Gym or Art Room for various activities such as the 100 Cup Challenge, 100 Lego Pieces, 100 Word Project, 100 Word Poem, 100 Geometric Shapes Sculpture, and 100 Jumps of Rope. Students were vested in learning and creating. Projects will be displayed in the MakerSpace.
Quigley and I would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy time with you family and friends. Show an act of kindness on a daily basis. Say a word of gratitude every morning. Most certainly, have fun. Play in the snow! Get plenty of rest. Eat well, but take delight in special treats. I will see you in the new year.
I am an art teacher and TAG mentor for Region 6 Elementary Schools: Warren, Morris, and Goshen, CT.