Wednesday was our first 7th & 8th grade art club meeting of the school year and I'm excited about what we are doing. Instead of having prepared activities, the students are having open studio time. That means they can bring projects they are working on or start new ones. They can explore and experiment or stick with something they are comfortable with. This week we had artists painting, drawing, and creating comic books.
These FBCS 5th & 6th grade artists are amazing. I enjoyed every Wednesday afternoon art club meeting with them. They created beautiful art displays for the whole school to enjoy. Thank you for your hard work, enthusiasm, and love for art!
Art club is more than a lot of fun! Art club provides an opportunity for students to build a close-knit community. Students get to practice their artistic skills and learn from each other. The first session of art club this school year consists of 5th & 6th grade artists. They are currently creating fall artwork to display in the hallway leading to the lunchroom.
FBCS 5th & 6th grade Art Club Christmas Party was a blast! We decorated cookies, ate ice cream, and had a White Elephant Gift Exchange. I love these students!
5th & 6th grade art club installed a display of fabulous Christmas artwork and two students have buyers for their work. Congratulations Vivian and Piper!
Art Club placed their first RANDOM ACTS OF ART on the wall this past week. Members created fall artworks using oil pastels and watercolor. They matted and arranged them on the 1st floor in the middle school building. They look fall fabulous. Great job FBCS Art Club!
I am taking steps to re-create the Art Club I started a few years ago. The first year I started the club I had more students than I could fit into my classroom. We literally had to bring in chairs from the library. It was fun but changes definitely needed to be made. The next year I divided Art Club into two groups, fifth and sixth met during first semester and seventh and eighth during second. Again, we had fun. But this year I am ready to restructure again. I am interested in starting a mentorship Art Club.. My thoughts are, seventh and eighth graders will start art club Wednesday, October 1. They will research, design, and create a mosaic. Second semester these students will adopt a fifth or sixth grader and will help their student walk thru the same project. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated?