Welcome to the middle school art room. I am excited to have moved up from the elementary with my new 6th grade classes. Stay tuned to this space as September gets closer.
Upcoming Due Dates
Getting everyone caught up
The last few weeks in an art room are extremely busy so this will be my update of goings on and due dates. (I will announce the winners of the visual arts award later).
For the 3 people who do not know, I am retiring after 18 years at LMS. It is both exciting and sad since I have had the opportunity to teach many wonderful students. My replacement is well known to the Lakeshore community. Gail Harrah, Hollywood art teacher will be taking the position and continuing this art program injecting her own style and creativity.
Students wrapped up a two and a half week lesson of art nouveau and art deco creating two different projects. The art nouveau project was a mirror frame and the art deco project was a fused glass tile. Both projects were very work intensive and everyone did a wonderful job.
Students have begun a pop art painting. We will then create a relief print using safety cut (softer than linoleum) to carve out our plate. We will be using a vegetable as our inspiration and creating an edition of 5 prints.
Students will then be introduced to abstract expressionism creating artist cards of 4 artists and they will wrap up the year by creating a Calder style sculpture using a pop can.
Students will also have and exam the last week of school (date will be posted when the day is decided). 2nd quarter study guide linked to the right
Upcoming Due Dates
All clay pieces mus be glazed by Friday, May 16th
The 8th grade classes will be working on 2 projects at once. Students will be creating a mirror frame using cardboard and papier mache. During this time, small groups of students will be creating a fused glass tile. Students in 5th hour have been scheduled to work on the glass due to the limited supply of glass tools. Students will need to contribute $5 for glass to do this project. Students who cannot contribute this money can earn glass by working in the art room for 40 minutes. Students may also choose not to do this project and will be assign a different project that meets the learning targets.
Upcoming Due Dates
Upcoming Box Factory Show
The annual Middle School and High School art show will open at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph on March 27. This show is sponsored by the Krasl Art Center, The Box Factory for the Arts and the Berrien County RESA. This year there have been a number of changes to the show. One of these changes is cash prizes for 1st and 2nd places in 2D and 3D. The most substantial change is the limit of 25 entries per school.
The Box Factory is located on 1101 Broad St, St Joseph, MI
The show opens on Thursday March 27th
There will also be a reception for students that evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with a 6:30 pm awards ceremony
Wednesday April 16 Show closes
Monday - Saturday from 10-4 and Sundays from 12-3
To see the works on display
We are wrapping up a sculpture project and will begin on a self portrait, learning the correct facial proportions before the end of the quarter.
Students will have an exam over information learned these past weeks. A copy of the study guide is linked at the right (8th grade, 1st quarter study guide)
Upcoming Due Dates (Weds. March 24)
We are catching up on various projects we have started. This week we will begin a sculpture of a bird that is inspired by the work of John James Audubon which will take about 2 weeks. We will also break to glaze our sgraffito plates.
1st quarter Exam - Weds March 26 (study guide linked to the right)
EVERYTHING IS DUE ON Weds. March 26 - end of quarter
You will still be having a drawing exam on Monday, February 3rd. Drawing study guide is the button to the right.