For Globalization, Art & Education we are writing an executive summary of a local community program. I spent the afternoon at Gateway to the Arts, a space for the people of the community to be creative. There were between 25 to 30 participants today. We made collages, painted rocks, altered books, and colored. Everyone had a great time. I am sure I will be visiting this place again.
Last week elementary students enjoyed painting outside during art class. The objective--paint. Paint color, shapes, patterns, lines, or texture. Paint what you feel, what you see, what you hear, what you imagine, what you know. Don’t worry what other people are painting. Don't worry what other people think. There is no one way to paint. There are lots of ways to paint. And there is your way to paint. If you don’t like the way it looks, try something different. Just paint.
And that is just what students did!
You can check out student's artwork on Artsonia
Politics was the topic of interest today as students worked on their art.
Student one, "What is the difference between democrats and republicans?"
Student two, "One's a donkey and the other is an elephant."
Middle school artists' community statues are finished and on display in different locations around the school. Statues represent everything from Jensen Beach pineapples to FBCS football.
Teaching our 4th & 5th grade artists about batiks is always an interesting lesson. Although I explain the process and show examples, it is a hard concept to grasp. That's why I always look forward to the washing process where the actual artwork is revealed. I think this oak tree with a tire swing looks amazing.
Here is a link to our Artsonia Batik Gallery
Thursday night Open House visitors created pet rocks. Be on the look out as these rocks show up around the school.
AND....it was DR Seuss Week...
A new class, open house, research, school art exhibition, regional art show--it's going to be a very busy couple a months.