Check out the board next to the art room for the December Art Raffle Winner and the January artwork. It's a fun way to talk and think about different artists and their art. Maybe you'll have a fun conversation about it at dinner this weekend! Parent help is encouraged!
Blacksburg New School had a finalist from third, fourth, and fifth grades move on to the national level for the Woodsy Owl poster contest for the Forest Service (sponsored by local garden clubs). Check out the posters below. Very exciting!!
Students are using chalk or charcoal to create a drawing from a photograph. They are focusing on changing proportions, showing a range of value, and matching textures.
Southside Garden Club has offered to sponser BNS as participants in the 2018 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster contest. Students in grades 3-5 have been working on posters to share the message of Smokey the Bear or Woodsy Owl. it has been a great exercise for students to think about how to use lettering, use a iconic character, and make sure the message is clear. They have been doing a great job. Parents will be contacted if students would like to participate in the judges portion of the contest.
The students at BNS get all twisted up with color theory on Messy Day. Of course they could play the original version to avoid the mess!
Green Room students and Turquoise Room students have been exploring mixing tints and shades. Green room students mixed a color with white, and then black right on their page to explore variations of color. They added a contrasting image or design with India ink to finish the painting. Turquoise students lightly penciled a composition creating many shapes or spaces to paint in. They mixed variations of tints and shades in a pallet to paint in the all of the areas on their page. Check out some examples below!
After students complete their skill-building warm up at the beginning of class, they then move on to self-guided art making. Currently, the students have been exploring materials in the drawing, watercolor, and painting centers. Take look a below at some of the art that the students have been working on.
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.