Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Please join us for the
Brown Elementary Student Art Show

Tuesday, May 15th

Family & friends:  Each student has selected a piece they are proud to share with you. Come check out what we have been working on this school year! We have been exploring:

 how are can express feelings
how are can show our identity
how art can change how we live and show our culture

There will also be 3rd grade musical performances taking place in the cafeteria. Be sure to have a listen!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Art News: Winter Edition

The next layer of our lives we will be working on is IDENTITY.
Students will be thinking about their identity and all the things they keep in balance in their lives.

First and second grade will be “zentangling” about their identity around photographs of themselves.

Third grade will be creating clay gift boxes that will represent each student’s unique “gift” to the world.  Save some bows and ribbons for the art room for third graders to embellish their gift boxes with.

Fourth grade will be constructing an identity box using an empty cereal or cracker box.  Students will need to think about whether a person’s identity is how others see them, or how they see themselves.  Keep bringing in empty boxes.  We need more!!

Fifth graders will be creating an alter ego based on a talent, wish or favorite animal.  It will be fun to see their ideas on how they would improve the world.

Things you can save for the art room over winter break:

c Wrapping paper that has been used. Metallic and fuzzy paper is a favorite thing for students to have in the scrap box.  Colors and patterns are best (rather than pictures of Santa.) 

c Bows and ribbons (see 3rd grade lesson)

Check out the art room blog! à

Did you know Stacey Peters ( my lesson writing partner, and art teacher extraordinaire at Hoffman Trails Elementary) has a website? You can find awesome drawing lessons and cool gift ideas at!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I learned today...

Today was a late-start day here in Hilliard City Schools. While some got to sleep in, you might be surprised to know that while students are away, teachers are off attending school staff meetings and professional development. The art teachers use this time to get together and share our findings, ideas, and projects.
Today, Ms. Beroske at Beacon Elementary shared with us how she uses to create wonderful technology packed lessons with her students. Today, we learned how to use iPhoto and Aviary to create a portrait that included our "imaginary friend." My birdie has a song in her head--just like me!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Art Fun + Holiday Shopping Opportunities for the Whole family

There are several events happening in Columbus this weekend that feature arts & craft vendors. Check them out!

A holiday artists’ market where fairgoers will find unique and beautiful handcrafted items for the home, office or gift giving.
Admission: $7
Children 12 and under free
Free return admission any day of the fair.
Dec. 2–4, 2011

Multi-Purpose Building
Ohio State Fairgrounds
10 am - 8 pm Friday
10 am - 8 pm Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Sunday

Columbus Museum of Art Local Artist Holiday Trunk Show:
Saturday Dec. 3rd
480 E. Broad ST.

Holidays at CMA:
1st Saturdays
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for this festive 1st Saturdays as we explore Lino Tagliapietra's whimsical glass installation, Endeavor, and then make a merry artwork. At 11:00 am, be sure to stop by the Cardinal Health Auditorium to watch the Columbus Children's Theater's classic performance of Mr. Scrooge. This program is recommended for families with children ages three to eight. This program is free with admission, no registration requested.

2011 Clintonville Holiday Trunk Show and Sale:
All local artists
4606 Indianola Ave. Unit M.
Sunday Dece. 4th 10:00AM-4PM.

Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show
Hilliard Davidson High School
Saturday, December 3