It is so hard to believe that we are about to enter our last week of school. We have been spending these last few weeks preparing for the end of the year Arts Night. The format for the art show is changing this year, which has in turn changed the format for preparing for the show. Art will be displayed on boards this year, opposed to hanging panels as we have done in the past. This has given myself, as well as the students, opportunities to participate together in assembling the art show together. I have really enjoyed connecting with each of the students about their year in art, along with what to think about for next year. They were also able to give important input as to how their art should be displayed, along with how to collaborate within a display space. I have truly enjoyed this switch so far. I do hope that you are able to come out and enjoy a fun filled night of visual and musical art THIS Thursday, June 1.
Be sure to check out the projects below at the BNS Auction on May 21! The students have been working very hard to complete these works of art. Doing projects for events like these give the students many wonderful opportunities. They are able to see how their individual artistic contribution can be part of a whole piece, work with materials that they may not otherwise work with, figure out how to work within a group, create both functional and visual art pieces, and participate in the contribution of a fundraising event.
The rainbows are coming home! Last Thursday, the students did as great job
Spring time is here... which means MULTI-colored tie dye. Students will be tying during class on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday this week. The tie dye event is on Thursday, and rinsing day is on Friday. For those of you who would like to volunteer on Friday to rinse all of those beauties, drop me an e-mail to let me know which hour slot works best (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.