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.
Last spring 6th graders created self portraits using any materials that they chose. It was exciting to see the results when they were able to have a choice in the medium that they used. Here are some of the results!
Every year we put a display of K-8 art at the Administration Building. This year I was able to hang four pieces from Nickels Intermediate School. Here they are! Congratulations to the four students who had work selected to be in the show.
What a wonderful day! A group of 30 6th grade students, the PE teacher, a wonderful group of chaperones, and me went down to ArtPrize 7. We started our day off at the GVSU Eberhard Center with a art making activity. Students were given junk and asked to create something that was wearable. They created some very interesting pieces! Next we ate lunch by the river outside and enjoyed some bird watching. After lunch we headed to the UICA and some of the outdoor venues. It was a bright sunny day and we were able to see many wonderful pieces of art!
Five of our student artists will have their watercolor paintings on display at Barnes and Noble Rivertown Crossing Mall October 10th from 10am to 4pm. There is a district wide book fair. Check out the flyer below and stop by!
This year for watercolor painting 5th graders explored the artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe and used her work as inspiration for their flower paintings. Students learned how to paint using several different painting techniques such as; wet-on-wet, salt texture, graded wash, and crayon resist. Check out all of their work on our online art gallery.
At Nickels we had one student who had their artwork selected by judges to be on display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum for the MAEA Region 9 art show! Congratulations to Clayton for this honor!
This is what Clayton had to say about his artwork:
The most important thing I have learned while doing this artwork is details really bring the art out. When people look at this piece I hope they will be inspired to make a piece of their own and let your imagination go wild. This work allowed me to explore the grand canyon and have fun doing it!
All 6th grade students will be coming home with a artsonia.com coupon this week. We have been working on holiday art and it will be posted by Friday, if the student has finished on time. There are many other galleries to look at too. This is a great way to create cusom holiday cards or other keepsakes. Below is what the coupon looks like. Remember the school earns 20% back as a fundraiser for the art room!
There will be an artist reception on Monday December 8th from 5:30-6:30 for K-12 visual artists. The reception is in the Gainey Gallery, which is attached to the Van Singel Fine Arts Center, attached to the high school. 6th graders, please check the posting in Schoology to see if you have work in the show. If you do not, stop by anyway to see all of the beautiful work and support your fellow classmates and the visual arts district wide. Artastic is after the reception, stick around to hear our musicians in the district as well!
NIS Visual Art Teacher