Today, Kindergarten students used our Interactive Whiteboard to learn how to draw. We looked at a photograph of a penguin and discussed the various lines and shapes we noticed. Then, a few students took turns outlining the lines and shapes on top of the penguin photo and a work of art created by a student last year. Practicing digitally helped these little artists, because students were then able to draw the same lines and shapes onto their papers.
They will be painting the snow and the bellies of their penguins next week. The week after that, they will be learning about a career in art, Fashion Design! We will talk about the clothes we are all wearing, the fabrics they are made with, and the colors and designs we see too. We will talk about Fashion Design and how everything we wear was first planned by an artist. Students will be asked to design a "one of a kind" fashionable hat for their penguins. They will cut and glue their hats in place to make sure their penguins are ready for the snow that will be falling soon. Be sure to check our Artsonia gallery soon so you can see their finished Penguins sporting their fashionable hats!
Here is the link to our B.A. Artsonia gallery if you would like to see other artworks by B.A. students: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=1620
Jenna and her mom popped into the art room this afternoon after school. Jenna's mom had ordered a hard copy portfolio book in the Artsonia Gift Shop online. This book featured Jenna's artwork from Kindergaten through First grade. The book arrived in the mail today, and I was so honored that Jenna's first preview of her portfolio book was with me.
We flipped through each page, talking about our favorite lessons. Take a look at the cover of Jenna's book and the page displaying her Fantastic Feline (above)! Click on each photo to see larger versions.
This is the time of year when more students like to share their Artsonia products with me. Check out a few student keepsakes below:
Parents, thank you for your participation with Artsonia. This year, our gallery is ranked #2 in the state of NJ and #16 in the nation! Rankings are determined based on how many comments students receive, how many fans join student fan clubs, how many works of art are uploaded, how many artist statements students compose and how much fundraising we do.
Artsonia donates 15% of all purchases back to our art program at B.A.
This money directly impacts students as it is spent on supplies and technologies that will enhance your child's art education.
Thank you for supporting your artists and our art program!
K-4th grade students created these interactive chalk drawings on their last days of art class. Their objective was to draw a scene that they could then become a part of. They had the option of working alone or with others. This year, our district web and media non-consent policies were updated. Teachers are now allowed to post photos of students online (if parents did not send in a non-web/media release form). Because of this change, we are able to share these creative images with the world. These are only a few of the photos taken this past week. More pics will be posted to the B.A. Art Blog soon. Stay tuned.
Ashlynn: Grade - 3 "Sunset"
Matthew: Grade- Kindergarten "Rainbow Fish"
Jenna: Grade 5 - "Sparkle Through the Trees"
Staff members who have worked in the South Brunswick School District for 20 years were recognized tonight at the Board of Education meeting. Artists from each of the elementary schools were selected to have their artwork printed and gifted to the honorees. Joanne Kerekes, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, reflected on some of the memories and special qualities of each employee who has reached this impressive milestone. Mrs. Kerekes read artist statements written by student artists and their art teachers, and invited each artist to the podium to receive certificates of achievement before presenting their work to the 20 year folks.
The B.A. artists selected for this special award ceremony are Ashlynn (3rd grade), Matthew (Kindergarten) and Jenna (5th grade).
Congratulations to our artists for being chosen for this special event and to the 20 year honorees!
Thank you to all three of our artists' parents for bringing your children to the Board of Education meeting. It was a pleasure sharing this special evening with you.
Jessica's Artsonia "Artist of the Week" plaque and $50.00 Blick Art gift certificate arrived! Jessica was very proud that she was selected to receive these awards. We discussed and celebrated this news with her class on Friday.
Jessica and her parents decided to donate the $50.00 Blick Art certificate to our art program so that even more students could benefit from her success! This act of kindness is so very generous and very much appreciated! Congratulations and Thank You to Jessica and her parents!
Congratulations to B.A. Kindergarten artist, Jessica, for winning the Artsonia Artist of the Week Contest! Jessica will be receiving a $50.00 Blick Art gift certificate that she can use to acquire art supplies to use at home. She will also be presented with an award plaque from Artsonia. Our B.A. Art Program will be receiving a $100.00 gift certificate from Blick Art that will help us to have more art supplies at school!
Thank you to everyone who supported Jessica and took the time to cast votes! Thank you to Artsonia for selecting Jessica's artwork for this contest and thank you to Blick Art Supplies for the gift certificates. Everyone who participated in this contest is appreciated for helping to make a difference!