We were awarded a grant to purchase a wheel for the visual art classroom at Nickels! Thanks to the support from Michigan Youth Arts and the Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, many students who go through the Byron Center Public School system will be able to try out the pottery wheel. Below is a photo of the inaugural celebration for the wheel! Our first student to try it outl at Nickels was Brady! There is a long list of students who are excited to create using the wheel!
Our students are so talented and today they were able to show off their skills! The following students had their work accepted to the MAEA Region 9 art show and their art will go onto the state art show! Nickels is so lucky to have such talented students! I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing art teaching team and groups of students!
If you see Hanna R, Jackie K, Logan N, Emmie P, Josh P, Bryanna T, or Ava P in the hall; please congratulate them on their hard work and this honor!
Students had fun this year learning about the different stages of clay while making their mugs. Here are a few examples.
We have been having a ton of fun in art club this year! We have work with clay, paint, and drawing. We even made cloth flags with fabric markers and learned how to stich. If you are not in Art Club this year, it is full for this school year, but make sure to check it out next year!
5th and 6th grade art students are working on writing artist statemens about their work from this year. Check them out on our artsonia.com page here: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/statements.asp?id=70045&type=statements
6th graders are currently working on self portraits. They all selected the materials, theme, and feeling for their artwork. They are just starting and I am excited to see their progress with the unique and creative solutions they are coming up with already! Once they are complete we will post them on artsonia.com!
We had a wonderful day exploring several different ArtPrize venues! We started off the morning at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, working to create fashion pieces in groups. After our art making experience we had lunch outside and headed to other galleries. We stopped at KCAD, UICA, Amway Hotel, and the Ford Museum. It was a rainy day, but that did not dampen anyones spirit!
We had a ton of fun creating these portraits the first week of school. Each homeroom used a specific color for their portraits. We put it all together to make the exploratory hallway come to life. Can you find your homeroom group?
Last year in Brain Quest and Art we did a collaborative project. Students worked on a stop motion animation that was based on a science theme. Ms.Newton (Brain Quest teacher) and I worked together to help the students create their stop motion animations from concept to completion. This included drafting scripts, building sets and models, photographing, and editing their final videos. Here are some photos of production and final products from the project.
NIS Visual Art Teacher