Sandersville has five students, one from 1st through 5th grades, whose artworks will be included in this year’s Elementary and Middle School All State Art Show. A link with be shared so families can enjoy exceptional student artworks from across the Commonwealth!
Tony Cragg is a British artist who explores 3-D forms to create sculptures. His artworks often tell us about the materials he’s chosen to use.
Here’s a project idea inspired by Tony Cragg’s sculptures.
Have you ever heard of or played Minecraft? What did you notice about how the images or graphics look? Minecraft graphics are made up of pixels, which means they are are designed with visible block shapes instead of smoother lines.
Today, you’ll create a portrait using pixels. A portrait is an artwork of a person or an animal. Take a look at the video, then begin your portrait.
- Choose a person to draw- is it a real person, someone you know, is it yourself?
- Find the middle line. Use the middle line to help you add facial features, such as eyes, mouth, head, hairline, neck, and body.
- Add details.
- Trace lines with marker (it doesn’t have to be black).
- Add color. Take you time, have fun!
It’s time for the 2021 Doodle for Google Contest, the theme is “I am strong because…”. Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what inner strength means to you.
What is the “Doodle for Google” contest? Doodle for Google is an annual art contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on Google.com, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools.
Need more information? Click the image below to learn more about the contest.
Link: Entry form
Link: Enter your Doodle online
- One student= one entry
- Original artwork, no copyrighted or trademarked characters, images, or logos (like Mickey Mouse)
- Submit your entry two ways: online by Friday, Feb. 26 OR give to Ms. Baird by Wednesday, Feb. 24.
- Submitting your own artwork online by Friday, February 26. Take a high quality photo with good lighting or scan your artwork. Complete the online entry form and upload your photo here: Enter your Doodle online
- If you’d like Ms. Baird to turn it in for you, complete an entry form and turn in your artwork and entry form by Wednesday, February 24. Grades K-2– bring entries to school and ask your homeroom teacher how best get it to me. Grades 3-5– bring entries to the Sandersville front office, let the office staff know it’s for me.
Youth Art Month is coming up and Kentucky is getting ready! Youth Art Month will be held in March and encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. Visual art programs help develop skills including:
- Problem solving
Art shows, special exhibits, and school and community activities take place annually, to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12.
- Designs must be in color.
- Designs must include the Youth Art Month logo AND the name and shape of the state of Kentucky (shown above and in entry form).
- Designs must illustrate the 2020 Youth Art Month theme “Art Connects Us” and include these words in the design.
- Entries must be submitted on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of copy paper (no lined paper).
- The contest entry form (see form shown below) must be glued to the back (no staples). Entry form needs to be in a horizontal format (sideways).
- Information on completed entry form must be typed or printed clearly.
- Submit an Artwork Photography Release Form (see form shown below).
Entry Form and Artwork Photography Release Form (download to fill out & print)
**For entry form: find your state legislators here
If you would like to participate, drop off your artwork with your completed entry form attached to it at Sandersville by Dec 1, 2020. There will be a state-wide winner and 1st-5th places winners for elementary, middle school, and high school. Winners will be announced by December 18, 2020.
What is your favorite meal? Why? Artists have been inspired by their food since the very beginning of art. Why do you think artists are interested in making art showing food?
Here are examples of how artists have shown food throughout history. What do you observe in these artworks?
We are taking inspiration from these artists and their artworks. You will make an artwork that shows your favorite meal or food to share with the people in your house. How will you create your meal or food? What art materials will you use? What will your favorite meal or food tell about you?
Andy Warhol was known for his colorful portraits of famous people.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was known for his portraits, but they were not realistic.
Here’s a photo of the artists together.
Here’s an artwork they made together.
Hello! I’m Ms. Baird, your art teacher. No matter how we start the year, I am excited to see you and can’t wait to make art with you. I hope you’ve had a safe, happy, and healthy summer. Here’s a little about me.
This has been a highly unusual semester and I know it’s been challenging. Thank you so much for allowing me to teach you, for sharing your art with me, and persevering through our NTI Days. I hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy summer!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Appropriately, this enrichment activity asks you to reflect on who has had a positive impact on you and say “thank you”.