Art is created in all forms, whether clay, cardboard sculptures, illustration, painting, or mixed media. One of my favorite artwork forms is in the barista creations on the surface of delicious lattes. The barista, is an artist, who transforms steamed and foamed milk into hearts, flowers, and ferns.
The purpose of the Fire Prevention Poster contest is to make school children and their families aware that preventing fires requires everyone being alert everyday to those acts, omissions, and dangers which cause fires, and to develop an interest in fire prevention/fire safety through a poster recognition program for the fourth and fifth grade students, and to promote a joint education effort between schools and the fire services. The recognition program theme is:
FIRE PREVENTION - EVERYONE / EVERYDAY
Who is eligible to participate in the Poster Recognition Program?
All Fourth and Fifth grade students from public, private and parochial schools throughout the State of Connecticut.
Poster Recognition Program Entry Requirements
Posters must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the contest:
1. The posters must be created 12-inch by 18-inch paper. Manila, white drawing, colored construction paper, oak tag, or their equivalents can be used.
2. Use materials in color or black and white which can be commercially reproduced, e.g., poster tempera, crayon, felt tip markers, watercolors, pen and ink, computers, etc. Collage techniques are acceptable. Bold, solid colors carry better at a distance.
3. Include the theme title "FIRE PREVENTION - EVERYONE / EVERYDAY". Additional phrases or words should be kept to a minimum. All words must be spelled correctly and readable at a distance.
4. Be original art work and lettering.
5. The use of replicas of copyrighted or registered characters and/or logos, or software clip art is prohibited!
6. The poster must be reproducible.
7. All posters must be done by an individual. Joint artwork is not permitted.
8. Have fun and show off your talent!
Computer-generated art will be judged on the quality of the work and how well it conforms to all contest criteria. Collage techniques may be used to meet size requirements. Judging will be on the same basis as all other entries.
Each poster submitted must show legibly on the back of the poster:
1. Student's name and grade
2. The School name
3. School information, including address, town, county, and telephone number
4. Teacher's name
Each town is allowed to submit one (1) fourth grade poster and one (1) fifth grade poster to the County recognition programs. Local winners represent the town where they attend school. Town winners must sign a release statement for reproduction and a statement that the idea, concept, and artwork are all original, and free of "doctoring up", corrections or overdrawing or outlining by the teacher or someone else to be considered. Two (2) fourth and two (2) fifth grade winners will be chosen for each County, and will be entered into the State final. One (1) state winner will be chosen.
Dates and Deadlines
A. LOCAL recognition programs officially begin on October 1.
B. Posters must be submitted to your local Fire Marshals, or their designee, through your school principal by November 22, 2019
C. Local Fire Marshals must submit town winners to their County Representative by January 3, 2020.
D. County winners must be submitted for State judging by January 31, 2020.
E. A luncheon will be held for all county winners. The state winner will be announced at that time.
Rights and Awards
A. All recognition program entries become property of the Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Committee and will not be returned. The winning posters will be used to promote fire safety and prevention throughout the State of Connecticut. The winning statewide poster will be reproduced and distributed to all towns. Winning county posters will be exhibited at various locations, including the State Capitol during the month of October.
B. The decision of all judges will be final.
C. Each local participant will receive a certificate of participation.
D. Sponsoring Teacher of the State Winner will receive a framed certificate.
Local: At the discretion of the local Fire Marshal
County: Fourth and Fifth grade winners - $150 check
State: One overall winner - $750 Check
State winner's school: $500 Grant check
Possible Fire Prevention Poster Topics:
1. SMOKE DETECTORS: The poster could include where they should be in the home, and how often to clean and test them, replacement of batteries.
2. FIRE SPRINKLERS: How they work
3. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
4. CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS: Where you should have them, or how they work
5. FIRE CAUSE- CARELESSNESS: Examples of poor maintenance of your home could contribute to a fire
6. FIRE CAUSE- MISUSE OF ELECTRICITY: Overloading of outlets with power strips, use of extension cords, or damaged electrical cords and equipment
7. FIRE CAUSE- MISUSE OF SMOKING MATERIALS: Misuse of matches and/or lighters, Careless smoking
8. FIRE CAUSE- ALTERNATIVE HEATING: Use of space heaters, wood stoves, or pellet stoves incorrectly
9. Fire Survival programs such as E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills In The Home); Stop, Drop, and Roll; Learn not to Burn, etc.
The Hudson Yards and Vessel The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points. Plan a trip to New York City and reserve FREE tickets.
ASAP! is pleased to announce its 9th annual Celebration of Young Photographers. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit two photographs based on this year’s theme: Current Mood. A panel of professional photographers will select 60 photos to be included in a unique exhibition at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT on November 17th, 2019, 2-4pm. The exhibition will then move to Judy Black Park and Gardens for a two-week extended viewing. The top four photographers will be recognized for their outstanding work and will receive the 2019 Dylan’s Wings Photography Award and a special prize. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019! Please see Photography Guidelines.
The art rooms were transformed into botanical still life arrangements for students to paint images from observation and to incorporate innovation. Students were able to touch and smell Tulsi, Mint, Sunflowers, Swiss Chard, and many other herbs and vegetables grown in the school gardens. What a great time students had mixing colors and painting their colorful creations! Take a look at our garden gallery.
In the first art classes of the year students PreK through Grades 6 drew portraits from observation using mirrors. They looked at portraits generated by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made of objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. The portraits will remain in the art room until the Sixth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony, when students will receive a collection of Self Portraits created over their elementary school years.
Welcome students and parents to my art blog. Here you can find happenings in and out of the art room, photographs of student work, and art resources. Art meets once a week for 45 minutes. Students are encouraged not to wear their best clothing, as they will get messy at times using paint or clay. However, the art room does have smocks. Students can bring in their own art smocks (a BIG T-shirt works great!) as well. I look forward to working with students in exploring creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Please visit the National Core Art Standards here.
The theme is "When I grow up, I hope . . . "
Google invites students to draw upon their dreams and imagine the ways the world can be better. Food for everyone? Shoes that fly? An Earth-cooling fan? It's up to students to interpret the theme, where they can take it artistically, and what materials to use to create their unique doodle.
Forms and info can be found on the Doodle4Google website. The deadline is March 18, 2019. 53 students will be named winners from their state/territory. Five finalists will be flown to Google's Mountain View headquarters, and one winning student from among the five will receive:
The Doodle for Google Team
Thursday, October 4
Warren Public Library
TUE 10 AM - 7 PM | THU 10 AM - 5 PM FRI 10 AM - 5 PM | SAT 10 AM - 2 PM 15 SACKETT HILL ROAD
WARREN, CT 06754
Inspired by CITYarts Pieces for Peace project of New York City. Sponsored by the Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World.
Last spring the Senior Blended class was selected to create 6” x 6” artworks in the form of painting, poems, or drawings for the DKG Alpha Kappa Connecticut Pieces for Peace Traveling Exhibition . Works were chosen by Warren School students and staff in a blind jury process. The traveling exhibit will on display at the Warren Public Library, September 28-October 25, 2018. The exhibit will be returning to the Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT, December 3-28, 2018.
Works that are not part of the traveling exhibition can be seen on the digital gallery https://dkgct.weebly.com/pieces-for-peace-gallery .
Students have been honing in on their observation skills and expanding on creativity by painting placemats for the Harvest Luncheons at all three schools. By practicing looking closely at still life garden flora and vegetables, students are not just artists but scientists as well. They continue exploring sensory imagery using smell and touch. Studying Giuseppe Archimboldo gives cultural insight to a 15th Century Italian painter, who generated painted portraits in a non-traditional manner. The school gardens offer exploration and learning outside of classroom walls, whether planting seeds, taking care of vegetables that are shared in local food banks, creating delicious dishes to taste at the annual harvest luncheons, or learning how to put the gardens to bed for the winter.
I am an art teacher and for Region 6 Elementary Schools: Warren, Morris, and Goshen, CT.