Source: Back to School!
Woo, hoo! We are back to school! After a nice, long summer break we are back in session. It was great having the extra 2 weeks off this summer. I’m very excited to be back with the kids though and ready to get to work of some fantastic art projects. This year we are starting off by studying Vincent van Gogh at Inman and Fantasy Space Art at Washington.
In the spirit of van Gogh, I did some sewing this summer and made a “Starry Night” blouse. I wore it yesterday and the look on the kids faces when they saw it was priceless! They were so excited.
I follow an art teacher website by Cassie Stephens and they are having a “What the Art Teacher Wore Back to School Contest” this week. Please take a minute to go on and vote for me at the following link:http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2015/09/what-art-teachers-woreback-to-art.html The contest ends this coming week. Thanks!!
In the past our Spring Art Show at Inman Primary has included approximately 3,000 pieces of artwork from our students. After a visit from the State Fire Marshall’s office, however, the IPS art show will be taking on a different look. This year’s art show will be online instead of in our school hallways. Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed at first, but I do understand where he is coming from. This is a drastic change but the safety of our students comes first. If you have ever attended the Inman art expo, you know that the artwork has completely covered almost every square inch of wall space available,
As an alternative plan, we have decided to still hold an Art Expo online. If you will take a look at the left hand side of this page, you will notice the headings: Kindergarten Creations, Fabulous First Grade, Sensational 2nd Grade, Great 3rd Graders, and Fantastic Fourth Grade. Simply click on that link and it will take you to the students artwork. Once you see the students teacher’s names, it will take you into their class video.
Hope you enjoy the videos!
The first artist we have been studying this year is Grant Wood. Grant DeVolson Wood was an American painter born four miles east of Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century. We have enjoyed studying Grant Wood and learning about his love for the great state of Iowa.
I once had a student make the comment “you don’t have any art to do in the summer, it’s your un-art time of the year.” Well, that doesn’t seem to be my case. I keep busy judging 4-H at the county and state level. I also LOVE to decorate cakes, especially wedding cakes, one of my favorite art projects. This past summer in particular was a very busy one indeed. My daughter got married in September so a lot of my summer was spent making lots and lots of fun decorations for her wedding with her. Being an art teacher I had a fun “playing” with wedding things all summer. I even got to design and make her wedding cake. I hope you have fun looking at some of my summer “un-art” projects.
The 3rd Annual Art Expo at Inman Primary is going on now! It runs all week during the school day and on Thursday it runs from 8:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M.. We hope you can attend. Please click on the following link for a quick preview. Enjoy!
Washington Intermediate’s 2014 Art Expo is now underway. If you have not yet attended, we hope you will put it on your “TO-DO” list this week. It runs from 8-4 daily and on Thursday, April 3rd it runs until 7:00 P.M.
Here is a link to a sneak preview, but you will want to come and see everybody’s art up close.