2018 Doodle 4 Google

It’s time for the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest! This year’s theme is: “What inspires me?” Think: I am ____, because ____ , so I will ____.  What is a Doodle?

General info:

  • DUE to Ms. Baird- Friday, March 2.
  • This contest is optional. 
  • Design must be 2-D.
  • Your design must be done on the entry form or be able to be taped onto the entry form. No bigger than 4.5″x 10″. I have entry forms available or you can click here to print one at home.
  • You may use class time (not during Art to Remember) or work on this.

How it works: (full info with links—> HERE)

Art to Remember 2018

Southside Parents & Families,

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

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Our grade level themes are shown below. Ordering information will be posted on Ms. Baird’s website and 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

 

5th grade- 2018 Improbable Baubles with the Headley-Whitney Museum

The fifth grade will work on a collaborative project with the Headley-Whitney Museum to create sculptures, write artist statements, and participate in a museum exhibition!

The Headley-Whitney Museum is home to a collection of George Headley’s bibelots. A bibelot (pronounced bee-bah-low) is a small, decorative object. Here are some of George Headley’s bibelots:

Like George Headley, we will create bibelots. We will turn “trash” into “treasures.” You may bring in items from home. Keep in mind: all bibelots must fit in our “SIZE BOX.”

So what are we doing? 

 

Rules

  • No violent or inappropriate themes
  • Your piece must fit in the size box.
  • At least 50% of your piece must be recycled materials
  • Your piece should be appealing from all sides
  • East artist will complete a bibelot, a photograph of their bibelot, and an artist’s statement

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Opening reception to celebrate: Saturday, November 17

November 17-December 22: Our bibelots will be on display at the Headley-Whitney Museum! All participating students will have their artist statement and photograph exhibited.

TAB- Update: First Two Weeks

Life is good in the art room! Students are learning about our new centers and we’ve opened up three out of eight so far: drawing, inspiration, and collage. We’ll be opening up a new one each week.

*New this year:  Each student has a portfolio to keep his/her artwork in. Students will choose which artworks will be displayed at school and which artworks to bring home.

 

 

2017- Art to Remember Ordering

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Students have worked so hard and just completed their Art to Remember artworks. They are impressive!

Important dates:

  • Friday, March 24– Order forms sent home
  • Friday, March 31 (before Spring Break)– Online/phone orders due

Please make sure your Art to Remember order form has your student’s name and artwork on it. Each form is personalized, so it is very important that you have your student’s order form. *If you have another student’s order form, please return it to me (Ms. Baird) and I will get you a new one. 

This year, Southside is using online or phone orders only. Directions on how to order are on the back of your order form. Please do not send completed orders, checks, or money to school.

If you have any questions, please contact me at: sara.baird@woodford.kyschools.us

Thank you!

5th grade- Picasso Papier Mache Mask

Masks have been made all around the world. Many cultures have used masks for celebrations, ceremonies, special occasions, or for fun. When have you worn a mask?

The artist, Pablo Picasso looked at masks, too. He looked at masks from many African cultures and was inspired by their use of geometric shapes.

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We’re going to create a mask based on Picasso. Here are our goals:

  1. Mask must show a human face with eyes, nose, and mouth. It doesn’t have to be realistic.
  2. Mask shows inspiration from Picasso’s Blue Period, Rose Period, Cubism, OR Picasso’s original inspiration: African masks.
  3. Mask must be fully painted.
  4. Mask should be carefully papier mached, with no visible holes or cracks.

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papier mache steps

 

 

Upcoming Art Project: Art to Remember 2017

Southside Parents & Families,

This March, all grades (preK-5) will create artworks for the Art to Remember fundraiser.  Art to Remember provides families with an easy way to have their students’ artwork turned into some pretty cool items, such as iPhone covers.  If you love your students’ artworks and want to take them with you everywhere, you are in luck, that is exactly what Art to Remember helps you do!

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Our grade level themes are shown below. Ordering information will be posted on Ms. Baird’s website and sent home. For more information, please visit the Art to Remember website . Click here for a full listing of products. 

 

5th grade Dale Chihuly Sculptures

 

Dale Chihuly is a contemporary artist who creates brilliant glass sculptures.  The fifth grade will be looking at his artwork and creating their own “glass” sculptures using transparency film.

Artrageous with Nate shares information on Chihuly, including a biography and artworks, with a little history of glass.

Some questions to think about:

  • What do you think about Chihuly working collaboratively with other artists?  Is it wise, necessary, important, fair, creative?
  • Why do you think so?
  • Do you think it’d be easier or more challenging to create art with other people?
  • Compare Dale Chihuly’s challenges to the challenges faced by Evonne Jacquette and Stephen Wiltshire.  Do all artists have challenges?  Do challenges help you to become a better artist?

This video shows how Chihuly’s chandelier sculptures are assembled.

This last video shows many examples of Chihuly’s work, including his chandeliers and macchia (small vessels).