Natalie is a fifth grader at FBCS. In addition to drawing and creating, Natalie likes to play with her dog and swim. In this picture she is wearing a fox costume she designed and made. This is what she has to say about art.
What do you love about art? I love creating. You can do anything with art. I like being able to take my ideas and create new and fun things.
Why is art important to you? Art is important to me because it is something that I can do and I am talented at it. I enjoy creating costumes and I think I am good at it.
Are you creating anything special right now? I am creating a dog costume.
Do you have anything additional to add? Don’t think people are weird if they like to wear costumes in public!
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.
Former FBCS student A.J. Willsey's art was on display at Audi of Stuart this week. His jellyfish painting was the first piece to sell at the show. A.J. attends Clark Learning Center and is taking art classes at The Visionary School of the Arts in Stuart. I think he has a great future ahead of him. FBCS is proud of you, A.J.