Archive for September, 2015

7th grade students studied American Sculpture Claes Oldenburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes_Oldenburg) to learn about enlarged sculptures of every day objects in order to make their own mini Oldenburg sculptures. Students first had to bring a food bag/wrapper from home which they could measure and draw. Student then formed groups and picked one of their drawings to actually make using  butcher paper. After the objects were created, students painted them to look like the original object.

View all of the students’ larger then life sculptures on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=574608

Taught Rotation 1: September 21st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 25th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 1st 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 27th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: April 18th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 20th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 16th 2012

Clay6th grade students made their clay marionettes more realistic by adding various colors of Underglaze (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underglaze) to coat and color their unfired clay marionettes from last week. These pieces will be fired in the kiln which will turn the under glaze into solid color so that the items can be created into toys.

View all of the students’ musical Clay Marionettes creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=850259

xmaTaught Rotation 1: September 18th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: April 10th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 18th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 1st 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2013, Rotation 4: April 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: September 4th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 9th 2102, Taught Rotation 3: February 13th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 7th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: August 29th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 14th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 9th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: November 1st 2010, Taught Rotation 1: August 26th 2010

6th graders learned about artists Leo Sewell (http://www.leosewell.net/) and Robert Bradford (http://www.robertbradford.co.uk) which introduced them to the Washed Ashore Project (http://www.washedashore.org). Students then used their recycled junk brought in from home to create their own animal junk sculptures with a partner. View all of the students’ recycled creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=697239

Taught Rotation 1: September 18th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 19th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: March 10th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 11th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 22nd 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 25th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 3rd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: October 1st 2013, Taught Rotation 4: April 22nd 2011, Taught Rotation 1: August 18th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 15th 2010, Taught Rotation 3: January 10th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 24th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 22nd 2011

Sock it to Me is a sock company that designs amazing, funky, and affordable knee socks and crew socks for both men and women. They are hosting their annual Design a Sock Contest were individuals can win up to $2,000.00 and some artsy socks created by the winning designers! Join in on the fun today and enter the contest by Friday September 25th so that Mrs. Matt can submit all the entries on time!

View previous winning sock designs at: http://www.sockittome.com/design-a-sock-contest/past-winners.html

Check out some sock examples and other contest info on Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/a/sd13.org/folderview?id=0BzEdZW-esi6iakpXQVZlcG9SSUE&usp=sharing

For even more information, visit the Sock it to Me Contest website at http://contest.sockittome.com/  If students want to join in on their ‘Design A Sock’ sock design contest, students can do so by creating their own designs on this template: http://contest.sockittome.com/DASC-Entry-Form.pdf

View all of the students’ Sock It To Me Sock creations on Artsonia at:  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=307983

Taught Rotation 1: September 17th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: August 17th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 4th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 18th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 14th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 15th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: September 3rd 2010

Artist Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss painter and sculptor, was influenced by cubism and surrealism. His sculptures of the human form are large, thin and more elongated then others. He once even said that he wasn’t sculpting the human body but rather the shadow it cast.

Pinterest: (https://www.pinterest.com/jnmadani/giacometti-for-kids/)

 

(http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=997310)

Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration on International Dot Day (http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/)!

BoardInternational Dot Day was inspired by NY Times best-selling author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds’ book ‘The Dot’ (Watch the read aloud here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM).

Join in on the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place by making a mark. Remind your students to complete the Dot Day Extra credit coloring sheet for some awesome extra points! (Students can download the sheet on their Edmodo accounts if they forgot it at school!)

7th graders whistled while the sculpted as they created their clay whistles by watching a video on artist and teacher Paul Guion  (http://www.crizmac.com/online_catalog/store.cfm?step=display&productid=1589). Students were able to choose whatever imagery they thought fit their whistle’s shape and after their whistles were dry and fired in the kiln, students were able to use glaze to paint their whistles.

View all of the students’ musical Clay Whistle creations on Artsonia at:  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=548204

Taught Rotation 1: September 8th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 9th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: November 17th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 22nd 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2013, Taught Rotation 4: April 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 11 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: September 4th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 9th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: February 13th 2012, Taught Rotation 3: January 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 7th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: August 29th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 15th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 9th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 25th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: August 31st 2010

6th grade students sculpted clay marionettes after watching a street theater performance done by the Royal de Luxe; a French mechanical marionette street theatre company (http://www.thesultanselephant.com/about/royaldeluxe.php).

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=550552

Taught Rotation 1: September 8th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: April 19th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 9th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: November 17th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 22nd 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2013, Rotation 4: April 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: February 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: September 4th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 9th 2102, Taught Rotation 3: February 13th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 7th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: August 29th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 14th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 9th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: November 1st 2010, Taught Rotation 1: August 26th 2010

6th grade students put themselves in the shoes of artist Edvard Munch, as well as the ever famous character from his Scream Painting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scream) and created their own modern version of the scream.

View all of the students’ Screaming Paintings on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=997220 or their Scream Drawings on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=987332

Taught Rotation 1: September 4th 2015, Taught Rotation 4: April 14th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 4th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: October 30th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: September 8th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 30th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 12th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: October 29th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 4:  April 5th 2013, Taught Rotation 3:  January 29th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: November 6th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: August 29th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: April 3rd 2012, Taught Rotation 3: January 26th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: November 10th 2011, Taught Rotation 1: September 6th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 2nd 2011, Taught Rotation 4: March 11th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: January 12th 2011, Taught Rotation 2: November 9th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: September 22nd 2010

Need help with unimbussing the Nimbus Extension? Use this Google Doc:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fJOs4wBL52m50GetIU03Z

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