Hello BNS Families!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I am looking forward to having a positive and exploratory art-making experience with your children.
Let me share a bit more about art and art related BNS events. Your child is collecting the art they make in a portfolio folder, which is stored in the art room throughout the year. This ensures that students are able to make choices about their art selections for exhibit opportunities. A great way you can support and nurture your child in art is by viewing their online gallery and talking about their art with them at home. If your child is excited about something that they are working on in the classroom, please feel free to come in and let them show you their “in progress” art. I will share general information about what’s happening in the art room through my art blog, so make sure you check that throughout the year at http://bnsartstudio.weebly.com.
Keep an eye out for these art-related events!
What I need from you.
If you are returning to BNS.... then, nothing! You are already set to go and will soon begin to receive information about your child's art.
If you are new to BNS, then please keep an eye out for an email invitation. There will be communication from Artsonia asking for permission for your child to be added to the Artsonia gallery. This is optional. If you would like to participate, parent permission for your child/ren is required. Visit the Artsonia website (https://www.artsonia.com/parents) for more information. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss other options.
I’m really looking forward to this year and what it has to bring. I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for sharing your creative children.
Jack correctly guessed the artist Henri Rousseau for the painting Exotic Landscape.
1844 – 1910
Born in France, Rousseau is known for his paintings depicting scenes from the jungle and claimed to have no training or teacher “other than nature”. His work was not appreciated until late in his career.
Naive painter is untutored and has invented his own expressive style and has his own vision of the world.
Congratulations Red Room Alice whose name was drawn as the Mystery artist winner! Out of 28 participants, there were 24 correct answers.
Goldworthy was born in the United Kingdom. From the age of 13, he worked as a farm laborer. He later compared his farm work to the repetition of creating his nature sculptures. His earth artworks are meant to be temporary. He uses a range of natural materials (ice, leaves, sticks and stones)which he captures with a photograph before it disappears.
Students were invited by the local garden club to participate in a Smokey the Bear poster contest to commemorate the 75 years that Smokey has been the representative for the National Forest Service. At BNS the third through fifth grade students were given the opportunity to participate. Check out their drawings below!
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.