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.