Our new school year is off to a very artistic start!
Over the summer, we worked along with SSM Health to have a rotating art display in the Pediatrics waiting area. Currently there are five pieces on display. That, however is going to change! They were so pleased with our students work, they asked that we add four additional frames! So in a few months, we will have a total of nine pieces on display. It is my hope that we change them seasonally.
How are the pieces chosen? I first wanted a selection that had some vertical and a few horizontal pieces. Further, I chose pieces that represented summer and summer colors. It is my hope that we will have the full spectrum of grade levels on display.
New this year is how the art projects will be organized. Each grade level will be tackling texture in the fall. All of our projects will have this as their theme. The Getty museum defined texture quite well: TEXTURE is the surface quality that can be seen and felt. Textures can be rough or smooth, soft or hard. Textures do not always feel the way they look. A drawing of a porcupine may look prickly, but if you touch the drawing,the paper is still smooth. (Source: The Getty Museum)
After our texture unit, we will be studying lines. How to make different ones; how to use different lines to draw; patterns and shapes.
Most art work is displayed each week. Thank you to Sabrina Meichtry who helps me do this each week. I could never get it all done by myself! The students love to see their work displayed and they very much enjoy seeing what other students are working on as well. When the pieces come down, I keep one or two for the art show in the spring. Artwork not kept for the show is sent home. So look in your child's backpack for their creations. If something delicate is coming home, I try to send out an email to keep you on the lookout for it!
Always feel welcome to email me with questions!