ART AUCTION!!

 

IT IS TIME FOR OUR ART AUCTION AND WE ARE BUSY CREATING AND COMPLETING OUR PROJECTS!

OUR AUCTION WILL BE HELD THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13TH AND WILL BE FOUND IN THE FOYER COMING INTO THE SCHOOL.  

THIS WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION.  JUST COMPLETE THE FORM AND PLACE YOUR BID INTO THE CAN PROVIDED.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE CONTACT INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE.

OUR AUCTION IS A MAJOR FUNDING SOURCE FOR OUR PROGRAM AND PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE WOULD NOT OTHERWISE HAVE.  IT IS ALSO AN EXCELLENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS TO SET UP AN AUCTION AND TO PRESENT THEIR ART WORK.

LAST YEAR’S AUCTION PROVIDED US WITH TABLETOP EASELS AND WOOD BURNING EQUIPMENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!  

I AM TRYING TO ADD POTTERY TO OUR PROGRAM, BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A LOCATION AT THE SCHOOL FOR A KILN.  THAT BEING SAID, I AM WORKING ON FIRING OFF-SITE SO THAT POTTERY MAY STILL BE A PART OF OUR PROGRAM.  OUR AUCTION HELPS TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS.

THIS YEAR, IN ADDITION TO OUR PAINTINGS, WE HAVE ADDED JEWELRY, HAND-PAINTED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, WOOD BURNING ART, STRING ART, ESSENTIAL OILS SOAPS, AND SOAP BOMBS; ALL MADE BY OUR STUDENTS.

SO LET US TAKE SOME OF THE STRESS OUT OF YOUR HOLIDAYS AND BRING BEAUTY TO YOUR HOME AS WELL.

SEE YOU AT THE AUCTION!

 

 

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held

Wednesday October 11th 12:45-7:00 PM

Thursday October 12th 12:45-7:00 PM

Friday October 13th 12:45-3:30 PM

with a dinner break for the teachers from 4:00-5:30 on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Junior High will hold parent teacher conferences as an open room without appointments on Wednesday and Thursday and FRIDAY BY APPOINTMENT.

We hope to see you as we celebrate your student.  If you need extra time please do not hesitate to contact that teacher to make a separate appointment on Friday.

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We Invite You to Visit the Foyer

 

We invite you to visit the foyer where there is a display of our pyrography (wood burning), acrylic paintings, and watercolor paintings.  We will be adding masks for the month of October.

Our annual Art Auction will be held in November.  We are excited to display our artwork and learn about how to set up, organize, and display our pieces.  All proceeds will go to purchase art supplies.  Last year’s proceeds helped to purchase tabletop easels and wood burning equipment.

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SIDEWALK ART

The weather did not cooperate and we will be playing this one by ear.  We will let you know when we have a clear sky forecast for a few days.

Weather permitting, our 3-D Art class will be doing sidewalk art next Tuesday, September 19th and we invite you to come and enjoy our masterpieces.  They will be located at the front of the school.

 

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Art Resource www.artyfactory.com

I use www.artyfactory.com as a resource for my students.  Some of their information is posted on my site.  They have excellent instructions and examples of many of the aspects of art.  Please feel free to visit their site and utilize the provided teaching tools.

http://www.artyfactory.com

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CLASS DISCLOSURE ON GOOGLE DOCS

THIS YEAR I WILL BE USING GOOGLE DOCS FOR MY DISCLOSURE ALLOWING YOU TO DO AN E-SIGNATURE.  A SIGNED COPY WILL THEN BE AVAILABLE FOR MY RECORDS.  THE LINK IS PROVIDED BELOW.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/GubVdo0rxl90WfTJ2

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WELCOME BACK!!

BEAUTIFUL FALL 

I am honestly excited to see this new school year launch! I LOVE MY WORK BECAUSE I LOVE MY STUDENTS and enjoy seeing them grow and develop as individuals as well as develop their talents as we explore the world of art.

My classes are split meaning that I have students in different classes in the same classroom. I am perfectly comfortable with this because I use differentiated learning meaning that I try to meet each individual student at their own interest and knowledge level. It does mean that there will be students in the room with different projects and assignments.

Our motto for art is ART: FINDING THE BEAUTY IN LIFE AND IN ME. I find that I have students who are anxious and concerned about the future. Many struggle with seeing the good in their lives. Anxious students do not do their best work. As a bell ringer each student will write down three good things about their day and why it is good, and one thing that they are looking forward to tomorrow. These will be collected.

I look forward to this year and am thankful for the privilege to work with your student. I am very open and you are always welcome to email me with any concerns or suggestions.

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Color Theory

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The primary colors are Red, Yellow and Blue.  These colors are pure in that they cannot be made by mixing any other colors.

The secondary colors are made when two primary colors are mixed together.  For instance, red and yellow make orange; blue and red make purple; yellow and blue make green.  So, the secondary colors are orange, purple, and green.

Tertiary colors are made when we mix a primary color with a secondary color.  There are six tertiary colors and we state the name of the primary color first.

The tertiary colors are:

red-orange; red-purple; blue-purple; blue-green; yellow-green; yellow-orange

Complimentary colors are found directly opposite each other on the color wheel.  For instance, the complimentary color for red is blue; for yellow it is purple.

Analogous colors are three colors next to each other where one is a primary or a secondary color and a tertiary color.  An example is red (a primary color)/orange (a secondary color)/purple (a tertiary color).

Knowing this can give order to our art and bring harmony to our paintings.

See www.artyfactory.com for additional information

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Color Theory

We will begin color theory in art by creating a painting using only the primary colors and then a second painting using only analogous colors.  We will discus the effect that color has on us; blue depresses appetite, color harmony delivers visual interest and a sense of order.

We will continue to develop our color theory with a discussion of complementary colors. We will create a painting using only complementary colors from the color wheel.  In this way we will develop a sense of how colors work together to deliver a sense of harmonic appeal.Colorwheel-1

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Elements and principles of art

The seven elements of art are:

Line: a moving dot; used in hatching and cross hatching, contour lines (or outlines) and the line quality (thickness or thinness) can create the illusion of form.

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Shape: a two-dimensional area that is defined by a change in value or some other form of contrast.  As a two-dimensional shape they only have length and width.

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There are two categories of shapes.   Geometric shapes or regular shapes which include a circle, triangle, square, and trapezoid.

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Organic or freeform shapes are shapes that seem to follow no rules.  These shapes do not have a name associated with them and are typically not man-made.  They might include the shape of a flower or tree or bird or a hand or footprint.

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The defined shape is the positive space and the background is the negative space.

 

 

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Form: is an element of art or object that has three dimensions; it is 3-D and has height, length and width.

 

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Geometric forms have specific names and are usually man-made.  They would include a cone, cube, sphere, or cylinder.

Organic forms are typically not man-made and would include a rock, blob, or body.

 

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The illusion of form is created by creating an illusion of light hitting the object.

 

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Value: deals with the lightness or the darkness of a color.  Value deals directly with light because the reflection of light determines how we see things.  Value is the key to the illusion of light.

 

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When color is removed from this apple, we can see the values of color that are represented if we wish to paint it accurately.

Space:  the area around, above, and within an object.  The goal in our art is to create an illusion of space.

Objects that are smaller will appear further away.size

Objects that are further away will have less detail.

 

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Typically objects that are further away are cooler in color temperature while objects that are closer are warmer.  Therefore objects that are further away are lighter in value, while objects that are closer are typically darker in value.colorvalue

 

Color:  refers to reflected light.  Color theory is defined as a theory because it cannot be proved.  It is broken down into 3 parts – the color wheel, color value, and color schemes.

The color wheel is made up of three different types of colors: Primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) which cannot be made by mixing colors.  They exist as natural pigments.  Secondary colors are orange (made from red and yellow), green (made from blue and yellow), and purple (made from blue and red) and are made by mixing equal parts of any two primary colors.  Tertiary colors are red-purple, red-orange, blue-green, yellow-green, blue-purple, and fellow-orange.  The primary color is always listed first.

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Color value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color.  Adding white produces a tint, adding black produces a shade.

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Color schemes are monochromatic which is one color only; analogous colors which are the colors next to one another on the color wheel; complementary colors are colors found directly across from each other on the color wheel.  The use of these colors in this manner can make for a pleasing color scheme.

Texture:  refers to the way an object feels to the touch or looks as it may feel if it were touched.  Rough textures reflect light unevenly; smooth textures reflect light evenly; matte surfaces are created by building up the paint or molding paste on a surface to create a texture.

 

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See www.artyfactory.com for additional information

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