To contact Ms. D'Arthenay:
Postcard contest- due May 1, 2013- see contests link
CONGRATS TO PIPER VAUGHN FOR WINNING THE SHERIFF'S ART CONTEST!
Art Teachers nurture 6 senses in developing visual literacy...the ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and video using both conventional and 21st century media in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning.
A student with a sense of...
DESIGN can create and appreciate human-made objects that go beyond function and may be perceived as beautiful, whimsical, extraordinary, unique, or emotionally engaging.
STORY communicates effectively with others by creating, as well as appreciating a compelling narrative.
SYMPHONY synthesizes ideas, sees the big picture, crosses boundaries, and combines disparate pieces into a meaningful whole.
EMPATHY understands another's point of view, is able to forge relationships, and feels compassion for others.
PLAY creatively engages in problem solving and benefits personally and socially from flexibility, humor, risk taking, curiosity, inventive thinking and games.
MEANING pursues more significant endeavors, desires, and enduring ideas, and has a sense of purpose, inspiration, fulfillment, and responsibility in making informed choices toward higher-order thinking skills and tranformation
Pink, D. H., A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, 2006
KEEP ART IN OUR SCHOOLS
TO VISIT THE ART WEBSITES YOU HAVE USED IN ART CLASS, LOOK TO YOUR LEFT AND CLICK ON FUN ART LINKS...there are so many great ones to use! Our current favorite is National Gallery of Art for Kids (Games and Fun). You will need to download a plug-in, but it is SO worth it and so much fun! And free, of course!
....... Currently Showing At STARBUCKS (the drive-thru by Chipotle):Currently on display are 8 pieces by 5th graders that are based on underwater scenes, overlap and emphasis on detail. They are watercolors with ink detail. Please check them out and leave us comments in our comment envelope there!
ART APPS for the ipad! In art, we have used the following FREE art apps: Easy Animate-great for sequencing, creativity and creating animations! , Pottery HD Lite-built in assessment piece, great for study in form and design, Spawn Glow- spatial awareness, Glow Paint- design, Doodle Buddy- design, Doodle Dandy- radial symmetry, Mandala- radial symmetry, Forge of Neon- spatial awareness and design, 123D Sculpt- spatial awareness and design, Art Maker- sequencing, storytelling and design, ToonTastic- sequencing, storytelling and design creativity...
NEEDS FOR THE ART ROOM: Rolls of paper towels, egg cartons, corks
A number of you asked me about art lessons. Here is what I know so far- and I will update with more info as I get it.
1)Meiningers (in Denver)- Art Club for kids- www.meininger.com
2) My Art School- Castle Pines- www.myartskool.com
3) MonArt- Parker- www.parkermonart.com
4) Abrakadoodle- Rec Center- Castle Rock-303-841-9278 or check out Rec Center site
5) Ashley Barr- Castle Rock (small group lessons)-
6) Suzanne Pizzano- Castle Rock- private lessons-
7) Art For the Whole Child- (Denver)- Artforthewholechild.com
8) Saturday lessons (starting in May)/Week Art Camp (summer)-Jill Modesitt/Alicia Conrad-www.thepurplestripe.com
9) Daniel Gonzalez- www.meetup.com/figuredrawingpainting
10) Art Students League- Denver-www.asld.org
11) Denver Art Museum- www.denverartmuseum.org
12) Art lessons (SUMMER) at Legend: http://www.modsdesigns.com/
Original Works: For a number of years, our budget has been solely supported by Original Works profits. Please help us support this program! It will buy us our art supplies (: Thank you!!!
Ms. D's Schedule: This year, we are doing a 3 day rotation.
Useful Art Materials to have on hand for your budding artists: Oil pastels, chalk pastels, tempera paint, watercolor paint, watercolor paper, variety of colors of paper, paintbrushes, water and paint cups, fun items to make texture in paint and/or clay (forks, sponges, thread spools, etc.), modeling clay, colored pencils, magazines to collage, glue, scissors, crayons, drawing books (how to draw....), beads, wire to sculpt with, glue gun (for SUPERVISED USE FOR OLDER KIDS), glue sticks, ribbon, blocks, legos