Archive for May, 2012

Drawing Day 2012 is June 2, 2012. Drawing Day will be held on the first Saturday of June each year. Due to the various time zone differences across the world, many events start friday and are open all weekend.

For more information, please visit http://drawingday.org/index.php

6th grade students created digital Super Heros using http://cpbherofactory.com/.

View their Super Heros on Artsonia at http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=436347

Taught Rotation 4: May 21st 2012

7th Grade students created personalized mini digital Lego Characters using the website http://www.reasonablyclever.com/?page_id=31.  This website allowed students to see what they would look like as  a Lego. View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=354452

Taught Rotation 4: May 20 2012, Rotation 3: January 4th 2010

7th Grade students studied the history of playing cards and created their own playing card design. Once drawn out, students carefully painted or colored in their one of a kind playing card.

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=426689

Taught Rotation 5: May 14th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: September 28th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 16th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: March  18th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: September 29th 2010

8th grade students in the Photography Montages showcase class brought in objects from home to photograph inorder to create a unique photo collage based on the same style as Artist David Hockney (http://www.hockneypictures.com/). View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=524786

Taught Rotation 5: May 5th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: February 23rd 2011,  Taught Rotation 3: January 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 2: October 25th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: September 21st 2010

Westfield Middle School’s very own ‘Cake Challenge for Charity’ Results

The Cake Raffle was held during Westfield Portfolio Night on May 3rd 2012 and in less than 1 hour, we raised $500.00 for the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry!

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To see Individual Photos of the 54 cakes entered into the Challenge, visit http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=521252 

To see the Cake Challenge for Charity Event and Raffle Photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100656474327289.2567273.30806118&type=1&l=0ff4c3a8df

For more information about the Cake Challenge for Charity, visit https://sites.google.com/site/cakechallengeforcharity/

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cOn Monday April 16th 2014, local visiting artist and Westfield alumni Alicia Eisenmann, proud owner of Delish Cakes in Old Town Bloomingdale, demonstrated to students and staff how she creates beautiful, as well as delicious, cakes that look like works of art themselves.

Students, staff and community members then registered to join Westfield’s own Cake challenge for Charity by creating their own cake to be raffled off at Portfolio night with all proceeds going to the Bloomingdale Township’s Food Pantry.

Everyone who participated in baking and decorating a cake for the Challenge received 1 free raffle ticket to try and win whatever cake they wish from the cake raffle. Additional raffle tickets were sold for anyone who wanted to win a cake. Tickets were $1 each or 6 for $5 or 13 for $10.

All of the 54 cakes entered into the Cake Challenge were raffled off during Portfolio Night, May 3rd 2012 at 7:00pm just prior to the start of the Honors Award Assembly. With all of the Raffle tickets sold, we raised over $500.00 for the Bloomingdale Township’s Food Pantry.

Based on all of the cake creations entered into the Cake Challenge for Charity, there was 1 Cake Challenge Student winner and a Cake Challenge Teacher winner who each received a Delish Cakes gift card from Alicia Eisenmann, our visiting cake artist and proud owner of Delish Cakes in Old Town Bloomingdale. The student winner was 7th Grader Justin Cattichio and the Teacher Winner was Mrs. Edwards. For more information about Delish Cakes, visit their website at http://www.delishcakes.net/   

A huge ‘Thank You’ goes out to everyone who made this event such a great success – we could not have do it without the support of everyone who participated and showed support at the raffle!

6th grade students studied Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt circular suspension lamps for Normann-Copenhagen (http://normann-copenhagen.com/) and created their own abstract works of art using colored card stock and circle stencils.

View all of these students’ abstract torn paper collage creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=47390

Taught Rotation 4: May 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 2: January 3rd 2012