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!

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

2021 Doodle for Google Contest

2020 Doodle for Google Winner- 5th grader from Texas

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.

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)
  • 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.

2020-2021 Youth Art Month Contest- Due Dec 1st

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
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Communication

Art shows, special exhibits, and school and community activities take place annually, to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12.

Kentucky is holding a flag design competition which is open through December 2, 2020.

Rules:

  1. Designs must be in color.
  2. Designs must include the Youth Art Month logo AND the name and shape of the state of Kentucky (shown above and in entry form).
  3. Designs must illustrate the 2020 Youth Art Month theme “Art Connects Usand include these words in the design.
  4. Entries must be submitted on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of copy paper (no lined paper).
  5. 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).
  6. Information on completed entry form must be typed or printed clearly.
  7. 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.

2020 Doodle for Google

It’s time for the 2020 Doodle 4 Google, the theme is “I show kindness by…” What is a Doodle? Click the image below to learn more about the contest.

General info:

  • This contest is optional.
  • Your design must be 2-D (flat) and original. You cannot copy or use copyrighted artworks or logos.
  • You can use art class time OR work on this at home.
  • Your parents/guardian must fill out and sign the entry form.
  • Your design must be done on the entry form or taped onto the entry form. I have entry forms or you can click here to print one at home.
  • If you want Ms. Baird to submit your design, it’s due Friday, March 6.
  • If you want to enter your design online with your parents/guardian, it’s due Friday, March 13