After school students stayed to use a overhead projector to transfer their drawing ideas onto the wall behind the school office. This coloring book look will be filled in with colorful paint by the entire art club during the February Art Club meeting. It took about a month and a half to transfer on the drawing to the wall. Thank you Ms. Geesey who dedicated many hours helping me after school!
The mural has begun! Ms. Geesey and I have begun to transfer the mural design onto the wall. We take care of the high stuff while our designers take care of the lower land outlining. Take a look at the progress so far.
Congrats to Ashton, Morgan, Dakota, Jada & Mayra for being selected to be the mural designers for this year.
We became animation artists today! Creating an 8 block storyboard with text and illustration students created characters and important props using polymer clay. Mixing various colors to make the objects just right! Students used shoe boxes to set up their setting and used iMotion, tri-pods and helpful MS students to record their quick animations. Check out the students that finished so far!
Creating the characters and prompts from polymer clay...
We had a very special art club session this week. For the holidays, art club likes to give back in an artistic way! This year we decided to make craft kits for the organization, Caitlin Smiles which is located in Harrisburg. They are a group of people who put together craft bags for kids that are spending time in the local hospitals. Prior to our art club session students donated materials to make these kits. Thank you to all of the families that did donate materials to the cause. We were only going to spend half of art club on these kits but our kiddos have such big hearts and they were on a mission. If we made 444 craft kits we would have enough to put in each bag that the Discovery groups are decorating next week. Guess what... WE MET OUR GOAL! We made 444 craft kits. It was such an honor to see these students want to give back without getting anything in return.
Enjoy the photos below!
Ella & Brian hard at work. We measured too!
Ben made a lot of kits!
So much fun!
The whole group with their bags and 444 proud. Thanks to the MS helpers too, they made a bunch of kits themselves.
Another mural is underway. Students have been working so hard on their mural ideas that I cannot wait to see the final results. The theme this year is the Special Area classes: Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Guidance, Health & Library. We are inspired by so many of these classes that a wall should be dedicated to them. Students are working individually and in pairs.
Students also create portfolios with graffiti style letters representing their initials. They then spray painted them n the sink using the primary colors to make the secondary colors. Check out a video of Mackenzie's new inventive way to create.
Every year Art Club gives back in a “crafty way.” This year we will be making craft kits for Caitlin Smiles. Taken from the website: “Caitlin’s Smiles provides children in hospitals with arts and crafts activities in the forms of “Bags of Smiles”, individual arts and crafts kits, homemade cards and treasure and treat kits. These kits help us put smiles on the faces of children facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses by encouraging them to focus upon creative arts activities to boost their self-confidence and self-worth”
This is the day we all were waiting for, the first day of Art Club! As Art Club members students will have their own individual portfolio to keep their work in. They can take it with them throughout the year to keep creating at home too! We went to the computer lab and experimented with a graffiti creator website. The website is: www.grafitticreator.net. Please visit the website at home for more creating. Students designed their initials and printed a copy. We went back to the art room and drew our initials in graffiti style but much larger. We outlined and made them appear 3-D with colorful sharpies.
Graffiti artists use colorful spray paint to create their art and they do so in pre-approved areas around the community. Here is an example of appropriate graffiti art in Harrisburg, PA:
We used a "spray paint" made by Mrs. Jarrett. We used the primary colored spray paint to mix to the secondary colors beautifully. We are patiently waiting for them to dry and will attach them to our portfolios next time we meet.
Check out the students working on their drawings.
Thanks for visiting. Stay tuned to check out the finished portfolios!