Art contests can offer great opportunities for artists to participate in a larger art community, typically with a specific visual challenge, as well as be recognized for ideas and skills.
Check out the information below for the Life is Good t-shirt design contest.
Visit http://content.lifeisgood.com/art-contest/ for more details.
Entries can also be submitted by mail and postmarked no later than May 1st, 2017 to:
The middle school students thought about what makes them happy and created these artworks below.
Students explore creating from their own ideas and observations using various "materials centers" during self-directed learning in art. The below projects have been created by students from Red Room through Blue Room. See the amazing art they've created!
We begin class with an art warm up where students take a few minutes to practice specific skills that ends up as a finished artwork.
Red Room students practiced tracing, cutting, applying glue, making a tint with paint, and adding texture to create these adorable birds perched on a branch.
"L" is for Linear Perspective
Blue Room students practiced drawing in one-point perspective to create these architectural letter buildings.
Check out some of these examples of braiding, weaving and sewing!
The Blacksburg New School students will each have an artwork displayed at the University Mall. Throughout the year the students are collecting their art in a portfolio for reflection and for display purposes. This would be one of those display opportunities where the students participated in choosing an artwork they felt a connection with, and felt was a completed composition. This Art from the Heart exhibit is intended to compliment the the BNS Chocolate Party event which is THIS SATURDAY, February 11. Be sure to come check out this fun filled event!!!!
In the middle school art classes, we are beginning to talk about their next project... Art Activism. Seems coincidentally relevant at this time. Below is a video we watched last week featuring artist Faith Ringgold discussing her experiences as a black female artist in the 70s.
At the beginning of art class we do a little art warm up activity. Students are given a prompt, and they respond visually for a few minutes before moving on to an artwork of their inspiration. These warm up activities sometimes consist of layering several times to create a completed artwork. Below are a few examples of how Yellow Room artists filled their paper with an overlapping line, looked for a figure or object, then added color. Green Room artists practiced gesture drawings in their sketchbooks, created a watercolor background, then added a contrasting gesture using charcoal.
Hello, my name is Patti Rowland and I am the art teacher for grades K - 8 at Blacksburg New School. I feel very fortunate to be able to have each class for an hour two times a week. Teaching at Blacksburg New School gives me the opportunity to explore and create a curriculum that incorporates choice-based learning, which serves the varying processing styles of our young artists.