Our annual exhibition, Thinking Outside the Crayon Box, opened on Monday. I love this time of year. I enjoy watching the students share their work with their parents. This year we have a few extra tricks up our sleeve. We have QR codes that link to videos we have made throughout the year as well as links to student blog posts about their work. We have also experimented with a very cool app called Aurasma. Some students have recorded videos about their work. Parents can use the app to scan the artwork and have the video pop up. We have a few kinks to work out, but overall it seems to be working well. Thank you to all of the parents who have attended or who are planning attend the art show.
We are getting very excited about our up coming art exhibition Thinking Outside The Crayon Box. You are welcome to come view the exhibition anytime during the week of May 13- 17 but parents are specifically invited to join their children during their art class. Please see the schedule below to find our when your child will be visiting the exhibition.
I love visiting the high school art exhibitions for several reasons. The first being that I am always amazed by the work. The other reason I love it, is that I get to see where the kids I had five or six years ago went with their art work. This year I took my grade four and five students to the exhibition. My students loved it. I have a stack of notes to pass on to the high school students from my kids praising their work. My fourth graders spent a lot of time sketching their own versions of the AP kids art. It was so much fun, to watch my students discover, question and ultimately be inspired by the work of the older students.
Henri Matisse was our Artist of the Month in March. That is when we started work on our ceramic masks. We knew that Matisse had given Pablo Picasso a mask that had inspired him, so we thought we would make our own masks. Instead of creating an African mask like the gift Matisse gave Picasso, we used the designs and shapes that we saw in some of Matisse’s work to decorate our masks. It was a great way to practice clay joinery and work on our glazing skills.
Mr. Kennedy’s Class
Ms Farris’ Class
Mrs. Burnett’s Class
Ms Zarikow’s Class
Mrs. Buxton’s Class
The preparations for this year’s Thinking Outside the Crayon box exhibition have begun. My grade five students started selecting their work for the show today. Lots of tough decisions were made. The exhibition runs from May 13-17th. You are welcome to view the exhibition anytime, but if you have a student in one of my classes, you are invited to a special viewing during your child’s art class. You should have received an invitation a few weeks ago setting out the date and time. I will post the schedule in a couple of days. In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek of some of the work that goes on before the exhibition.
My grade three students have been learning about monochromatic colors, tints and shades. Here is a look at some of the beautiful pieces they have been working on over the last couple of weeks.
A few weeks ago, my students had the opportunity to work with Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This award winning author illustrator graciously shared her talents with all of the intermediate school students. Based on her book Hidden Alphabet, our students created their own hidden alphabet art. Here is a look at just a small sample of the work the kids created.