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!

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. 

 

2nd grade- Monet’s Gardens

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The 2nd grade is learning about impressionist artist, Claude Monet.  We learn about Linnea in Monet’s Garden, which is a book and a short movie, and I have both!  I love Linnea and how we learn about Monet’s gardens, his life, and his family.  It’s a great way to make personal connections with artworks!  The 2nd grade learns about Monet and then creates their own garden landscape based on Monet’s Japanese bridge paintings.

 

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Don’t forget the warm and cool colors. Which can you find in Monet’s paintings?

 

2nd gr.- Andy Goldsworthy Leaf Paintings

The 2nd grade has learned about geometric shapes and organic shapes. Organic shapes can remind us of things in nature, like leaves.

Andy Goldsworthy is an artist who uses organic shapes.  He creates artworks from items he finds in nature, like leaves, rocks, and snow.  The texture of his objects is very important.

He creates his sculptures and then leaves them outside.  What do you think happens to them when he leaves them outside? Why do you think he does that?

Does Andy always succeed? What do you think he does when things don’t go the way he planned?

In this video Andy creates Rowan Circle.  We will use this as inspiration for our paintings.

Here’s a link to more of Goldsworthy’s artworks. 

We will create leaf paintings showing organic shapes and texture like Andy Goldworthy.

K-5 Collaborative “Team” project

Have you ever been part of a team? A family is a type of small team, while a company is a large team. You can be on a sports team, an academic team, or a team just for a board game.

This year, your class is your team. Your class will work and play together all year. You’ll create a pennant to represent what you bring to your class team.

What are you good at doing? Are you hard-working, smart, strong, opinionated? Are you patient, thoughtful, a good listener? Are you good at reading, working together, drawing? What skills do you have that could help your team?

How would you show those skills on your pennant?

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2016 All-State Art Show

Great news! Southside has five 4th grade students whose artwork will be shown at the 2016 All-State Elementary & Middle School Art Show. Artworks will be on display from May 9-27 in Nicholasville. Come check out all the talented artists from across Kentucky. More information below:

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Art to Remember 2016- Ordering

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Students have completed their Art to Remember artworks. They look fantastic! I can’t wait!

Important dates:

  • Thursday, April 7th– Order forms sent home
  • Friday, April 15th– 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!

K-5 Art Contest: Doodle4Google

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Google is holding its annual Doodle4Google art contest. This year’s theme is: What Makes Me…Me. Click on the image for more information. The basic information:

  • Who: Kindergarten- 5th grade (and all the way up through 12th!)
  • What: Doodle4Google artwork ON the official entry form and 50 word description of your artwork
  • Where: Online or through mail-in entry
  • When: October 19- December 7, 2015
  • Why: Your design could be the Google logo for a day! Additional prizes: a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education grant for our school, a trip to Google headquarters in California.

Need some inspiration? Here are videos sharing the creative process of Google’s Doodlers, the artists who create Google’s special logos.

Step 1: Imagine

Step 2: Create

Step 3: Share and Collaborate

Please see Ms. Baird if you’re interested in this awesome art opportunity!