It has been an awesome school year! It is amazing to think that it is over, but before you know it - 2011-12 will be here!
Some accomplishments from the year include students being published in 3 different books and a magazine, 8 Scholastic Art Awards, 1 Honorable Mention for the Davis Art ATC contest, 7 Sooper Art winners, 1 Artsonia Artist of the Week (2 others nominated), over $2500 in additional funding from various grants, field trips to ArtPrize and the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, over $900 in food and funds raised and donated to Byron Community Ministries from Arts students, over 800 paper cranes sent to Princeton for the Million Crane project, over 2300 student works published online...
That is a lot of stuff for just one year - I cannot wait to see what all is accomplished in the year to come!
I will continue to post various Art news online over the summer, so stay tuned and use this time away from school to make Art!
If you get a chance to this weekend, head downtown and check out the sights and sounds of the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts.
One of my favorites was this Polka band jamming out by Calder Plaza!
In addition, admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum is free and you can check out local artists whose work was selected for the Art Festival's show on the third floor.
I also enjoyed some refreshing Hawaiian Ice on my way out of Rosa Parks Circle.
All in all, you will not be dissappointed when you head downtown and take part in this annual celebration of the Arts!
8th graders are finishing up their sketchbooks for their last project this year.
It is fun to see the variety of methods being used to complete each page in their flag book.
From collage to paint to drawing and more, students are showing their creativity in interesting and diverse ways.
Once finished, the work will be posted on our online gallery!
7th grade students are starting their final projects today by collaborating with others and showing what they know about line, shape, and color.
After switching papers to draw various lines and shapes, students get back their original piece and choose a color combination from the previous project to apply to it.
From tints to shades, warm and cool - students are showing what they know in new and interesting ways.
We should be finished with this by Monday!
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.