Ellie is a 7th grade student at FBCS. When Ellie is not creating artwork, she is cheering for FBCS sports. Ellie loves art and feels it provides a way to forget about your troubles and it gives you a way to express yourself. Currently she is making doll furniture for her sister out of popsicle sticks. Ellie made the artwork featured in the picture above from recycled materials. Here is what she wrote about it:
My sculpture looks like a tower you would see in a big city. My sculpture is about how you can take scraps and leftover or useless things no longer needed, to make something cool. My piece is titled "Scrap Needle" because it resembles the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The tower is full of all different colors added on top of one another and it has a unique shape and textures that are rough, rugged, smooth and bumpy. The proportions are also unique. The shape is evenly balanced out by the placement of the materials and supplies.
Our two lower elementary school artists for this nine weeks are Morgan and Kason. Morgan is a Kindergarten student at FBCS. When she is not creating artwork, Morgan likes to play with her dolls. Kason loves sports, especially baseball and soccer. He enjoys making things and he thinks art is important because it teaches you how to build things. Great job Morgan and Kason!
Heath is a 7th grader at FBCS. He enjoys playing basketball and X-Box. Heath thinks art is fun, loves that it offers him the opportunity to make things, and he is good at it. The boat picture is a project he just completed in the FBCS Art Studio. It is a great example of art being used to make a statement about an important issue. The following is what Heath wrote about his art. Great job Heath!
My artwork looks like a fishing boat. The title is the Lonely Fishing Boat. It consists of stuff that people would throw away, like cardboard, old glue sticks, bottle caps, and pencils. My artwork was inspired by boats. I wanted to show that people throw things away that can be used for art. My goals were to reuse and recycle. Making this helped me reach my goals because I took something that someone would throw away and made a boat. I learned that people throw too much stuff away that they could reuse. I will probably make more boats.
Getting Back in the Studio
It was nice to get back in the art studio after missing half our classes last week for Hurricane Matthew. Today 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade artists worked on their crayon resist projects. While some students were still coloring, others began painting with watercolor. Middle school artists drilled, constructed, glued and sanded stands for sculptures they will be making from discarded art supplies. To find out more about these lessons click here and here.
A Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Art Studio 214 is having a sleepover--but it's not your ordinary sleepover. It's a sleepover for stuffed animals! Yes, you heard that right. A collection of furry friends are tucked in while they wait for our FBCS 1st and 2nd grade artists to finish their portraits. To find out more about this lesson click here.