2023 Art to Remember

All grades (preK-5) are creating artworks for the Art to Remember fundraiser to support the art program.  Art to Remember provides families with an easy way to have their students’ artworks printed on items such as: ornaments, water bottles, and jewelry.

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Ordering information with a preview of your student’s artwork will be sent home. For more information, please visit the Art to Remember website Click here for a full listing of products.

LexArts- Horse Play Foals

Sandersville will soon welcome our Horse Play foal, Clover, back home. LexArts and many donors have made it possible for Clover to return to Sandersville at no cost to us. Please continue to support LexArts and their “Fund for the Foals” to continue to support great LexArts programs for students.

A note from LexArts:

HORSE PLAY

Horse Play 2022, underwritten by a generous grant from The Kloiber Foundation, made it possible for every Fayette County school, public and private, to create its own horse or foal. High schools were furnished with full-size horses, while middle and elementary schools were provided with foals. The white fiberglass equine “blank canvases,” were provided for by Kloiber Foundation funds. In addition, the Horse Play project included a unique internship program allowing high school students to work in the program, in both artistic and administrative capacities. Important in-kind support for Horse Play came from corporate sources: Breyer, DecoArt, PPG and Toyota Kentucky.

FUND FOR THE FOALS

An auction at Keeneland at the end of the display period was originally planned to generate proceeds benefiting arts education initiatives. However, as the foals went on display, it became clear by the deluge of phone calls to LexArts that every student and teacher involved in creating the Horse Play horses and foals would be crushed if they weren’t returned to the schools where they were created. An aptly named Fund for the Foals campaign was created in the summer of 2022 to ensure that each of the beloved equines would find their way home and that arts education initiatives could still be funded.

2022 Summer Art Activities

We’ve had a fantastic time in Art this year. I hope that you continue to enjoy art this summer. View our painted foal at Ashland: the Henry Clay Estate from June 17-18, 10am-7pm.

Here are links for summer art camps and classes:

ArtPlay Studio

Create Art +Play Studio

The Living Arts and Science Center

Here’s a summer art choice board for some art inspiration!

Color Families

A color wheel shows how to mix colors to make new colors. Can you find the primary and secondary colors on the color wheel?

Colors can be grouped together in color families, like primary and secondary. Color families help create a mood, or feeling, in artwork.

What are the color families shown in these artworks? How will they inspire you?

3 Types of Subject Matter

Art can show us many different things, what art is about is called subject matter. There are three types of subject matter: landscape, portrait, still life.

Landscape- shows land, nature, or an outside space

Portrait- shows a person or group of people.

Still life- shows objects that do not move. They are still.

What will your artwork be about: landscape, portrait, or still life?

2022 Doodle for Google Contest

2021 Doodle for Google Winner- 11th grader from Lexington, KY

It’s time for the 2022 Doodle for Google Contest, the theme is “I care for myself by…”. Create a Doodle based on this theme that includes the word “Google”.

What is the “Doodle for Google” contest? Doodle for Google is an annual art contest for students grades K-12. Students 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.

What are Doodles? Doodle Examples 

Need more information? Click the image below to learn more about the contest.

Link: Entry form

Link: Enter your Doodle online

Link: Rules

  • One student= one entry
  • Original artwork, no copyrighted or trademarked characters, images, or logos (like Mickey Mouse)
  • Must include the word “Google” and follow the theme “I care for myself by…”.
  • Submit your entry two ways: online by Friday, March 4 OR give to Ms. Baird by Wednesday, March 2.
    1. Submit your own artwork online by Friday, March 4. 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
    2. Ms. Baird can submit your entry for you. You need to give her your completed artwork and entry form by Wednesday, March 2.

Art to Remember 2022

This January and February, all grades (preK-5) will create artworks for the Art to Remember fundraiser to support the art program.  Art to Remember provides families with an easy way to have their students’ artworks printed on items such as: ornaments, water bottles, and jewelry.

 

Our grade level themes are shown below. Ordering information with a preview of your student’s artwork will be sent home. For more information, please visit the Art to Remember website Click here for a full listing of products.

Artist inspirations:

Kindergarten: Jim Dine

1st grade: Vassily Kandinsky

2nd grade: Natalia Goncharova

3rd grade: Vincent Van Gogh

4th grade: David Hockney

5th grade: Claude Monet