Have you visited your Artsonia Gallery yet this year?  I've started to upload artwork and our B.A. Gallery is looking great!  We have so many talented artists in our school and it's wonderful to be able to showcase student work online!  

Some students have already begun to write and post "Artist Statements" about their artwork to let viewers know a little bit about what they were thinking when they were creating their artwork. One of the latest artist statements was written by Samantha (see pic above).  It is obvious that Samantha reflected about her work and the creative choices she made. She also shared how this work of art makes her feel.   

If you would like to tell the world more about your artwork, please do!  Ask your parents to visit your gallery.  Here is the link to our B.A. Gallery  http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=1620

Once you are on your gallery page, your parents should click the yellow box under your artwork that looks like this:

They will need to click "Click Here" and sign in with the email and password they used to activate their account.  Parents, if you do not remember the password you created, please call Artsonia during work hours at 1-(800)-869-9974  
Artsonia will be happy to retrieve your information for you.  

After you are logged in, students can type and post their artist statements!  I'm looking forward to reading what you all have to say about your artwork!  
Mrs. LaRocca's 3rd grade students accessed their artwork using an online form that I created on Artsonia. From within their classroom, students took turns finding their work within the form. They typed their artist statements and clicked "submit" when they were finished. 

Since I could not be there while they were doing this work, I gave Mrs. La Rocca one of our Flip Video cameras and asked if students could film each other for a few seconds so that I could see them working on their statements. 

It was a pleasure to read and approve all of the artist statements from within my teacher account on Artsonia. All statements are now posted underneath student artwork in our gallery: bit.ly/s834Gr

We did not have enough time during art class for students to write their statements. Thank you Mrs. La Rocca for allowing students to compose their statements during your class time and for participating in this wonderful art, writing, and 21st century skills cross curricular lesson!


Inspired by the fall season and artwork by artists at one of our buddy schools (Dryden), 3rd grade artists at B.A. created these beautiful pumpkin landscapes. Thanks Mrs. Fuglestad and Dryden artists! Watch the video above to see us working diligently in the art room.  

Students used our interactive whiteboard to practice concepts digitally before working physically at their tables. We looked at the lines that Vincent Van Gogh painted in the "Starry Night" and then used our digital markers to trace over some of the swirls and spirals in the painting.

Students then mixed primary colors blue and yellow to make the secondary color green to paint the grass. They mixed primary colors blue and red to make the secondary color purple to paint the wind in the sky. 

Artists cut out three pumpkins. We discussed foreground, middleground and background before gluing the pumpkins into place. Some students practiced moving pumpkin shapes around digitally on our interactive whiteboard prior to working physically. 

Worksheets and our whiteboard enabled students to practice drawing curved lines on pumpkins prior to drawing them on their artwork to make the pumpkins look more three dimensional and round. The artists cut, glued, and outlined leaves onto their landscapes and outlined their pumpkins and horizon lines as well.

Students will be reminded that Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all that we are thankful for and will have the opportunity to compose artist statements that will appear under their artwork in their Artsonia galleries. See students typing their artist statements in this video below.
I am thankful to be able to share my love of art with my amazing student artists! 

Please view the "3rd Grade Pumpkin Landscapes" galleries on Artsonia by clicking the "Artsonia" tab at the top of this page.  I am sure that students would be "thankful" to receive comments about their work.  Click on the "Comment" bubble on your child's gallery page to send a web comment.  Also, remember to log into your Artsonia account to approve comments.  After you approve them, they will appear on your child's page.  If you need assistance, please contact me using the form on the home page of this website.