We are collecting paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, and wrapping paper tubes. 5th graders will be using these to create a collaborative piece of artwork that will be on display in the music room at Nickels. If you have any that you can donate, please send them into school with your child.
I am very excited to have met all the new faces this week in art. 6th graders finished up art for the year last week and now the 5th graders get a chance to have art! If you are a 5th grade parent visiting the site for the first time, welcome and thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by frequently, this is the best place to find all of the updated information about 5th grade art. below is the syllabus and survey that students brought home, if it did not make is home you can download and print it here. Students also took a pre assessment in art so I can see where they are with their knowledge on the visual arts. Check back to see what we create throughout the year!
Art club kids are working on beautifying the school by painting trash cans. We asked teachers to participate and had a huge response. Students were assigned to a teacher and had to then do some research and find out what the teacher likes and dislikes were. Once they had their research they began planning and sketching their designs and had them approved by the teacher. We have just started painting and the final products are now in progress! Photos will be posted of the final trash cans later.
6th graders worked very hard on creating their larger than life self portraits. They used huge pieces of cardboard to draw from observation and then mixed paint colors. Students finished off their artwork by drawing details back on with oil pastels and construction paper crayons. Some of the students had fun placing them around the room.They turned out great! Take a look at the rest here:
For Immediate Release Contact: Allison Kaufman
January 9th, 2014 616.365.2227
BYRON CENTER STUDENTS PUT ART SKILLS ON DISPLAY AT KENT ISD
GRAND RAPIDS – Traditional art from Byron Center Public Schools artists is now on view at Kent ISD. Pencil drawings, paintings, digital art and more can be viewed in the lobby at 2930 Knapp NE during business hours now through February 1st.
The student artists in grades K-12 study a variety of mediums. Teachers Rachel Ambroso from Countryside Elementary, Jon LaBeau from Brown Elementary, Molly Marshall from Nickels Intermediate, Elizabeth Wilson Fischer from Marshall Elementary and Janine Campbell from Byron Center West Middle School help students explore elements of design, a variety of materials, art history and creativity. “The curriculum is centered on exploring how art is integrated in all aspects of our lives and how we can share our experiences with others through the use of visuals in a variety of media,” said Campbell.
Each instructor works to incorporate academics like history and social studies with art. “Through art and education I hope to facilitate critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.” says Fisher. Her students’ work includes mediums ranging from photography to abstract objects.
Cultural and history studies are evident throughout all of the work on display and are expressed differently by each student. “The work shown should all reflect growing knowledge and aptitude in design in an abstract sense as well as growing historical and cultural knowledge,” says LaBeau.
The Byron Center Public Schools art display is one of a series during the year from schools within Kent ISD. Forest Hills High School will have art displayed in February. Other schools with displays this year include Caledonia High School, Plymouth Christian High School and Kentwood Public Schools. Kent ISD also participates in the annual Congressional Arts Competition, serving as local judges and occasionally offering purchase awards to student winners.
NIS Visual Art Teacher