The third grade has been learning about our favorite elephant, Elmer, who is patchwork. Elmer thinks the other jungle animals are teasing him, so he changes himself to fit it. At the end of the story Elmer learns that being patchwork is a part of who he is and is one of the reasons his friends love him. We created Elmer elephants using different patterns.
We are excited to announce three upcoming art contests!
Celebrating Art Contest
Any student grades K-12 can enter for free. Contest divisions are K-3, 4-6, 7-9,and 10-12. You can enter any artwork that can have a still digital image, like painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, not photography. More information is available at: http://www.celebratingart.com/
If you would like Ms. Baird to enter your artwork online, please have it to her by Monday, April 8th.
If parents would like to enter work online, it is due by
Tuesday, April 9th. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 18th, 2013.
Save the Frogs 2013 Contest
Any student can enter this contest to encourage awareness to “Save the Frogs”. The artwork must be original and not traced. Full contest rules available on: http://www.savethefrogs.com/art/index.html
If you would like Ms.Baird to photograph and enter your artwork please turn it in by Friday, May 3rd, 2013.
If parents would like to enter work online, the deadline is October 15th, 2013.
There are more contests available at: http://www.art-made-easy.com/art-contests-for-kids.html, including Doodle 4 Google.
Please let Ms. Baird know if you have interest in any other contests.
The third grade has been learning about the three types of subject matter: landscape, still life, and portrait. They learned that landscapes have a foreground, middleground, and background. They learned that objects appear smaller when they are further away. We created an imaginatively colored landscape based on David Hockney’s Mulholland Drive.
The third grade has learned that a still life shows objects that do not move. They learned that objects overlap to create distance and shadows can help show where light is showing. The third grade learned how to draw from observation.
We are excited to announce an art contest!
Celebrating Art Contest
Any student grades K-12 can enter for free. Contest divisions are K-3, 4-6, 7-9,and 10-12. You can enter any artwork that can have a still digital image, like painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, not photography. The winners in each grade category will be published in a book. The top ten students in grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 will receive a $25 check in addition to being published.
More information is available at: http://www.celebratingart.com/
If you would like Ms. Baird to enter your artwork online, please have it to her by Thursday, November 22nd.
Parents can enter their students’ work online by Thursday, November 29th. This is the final date for submissions.
*We had two students who were published in the Celebrating Art book last fall. We are excited to offer this opportunity again.
Fall Fine Arts Night is Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Please join us for an hour of musical performances and artwork, with refreshments provided by the Family Resource Center.
The 3rd grade has been learning about pattern, artistic expression, and color. We read Elmer by David McKee which tells the story of an elephant who learned to love being different. We created elephants using nine different patterns. The 3rd grade has been learning about I and the Village by Marc Chagall. We created artworks that used symbols from our memories. We learned about the abstract art of Mark Rothko and created paintings using warm colors.
School is back in session and in full swing! I apologize for the delay in posting, but this year is promising to be delightfully busy. The art room has been a great place to be for out first few weeks of school! I am so excited to see what Simmons students will create this year.
I would like to thank all the families who have generously donated supplies to the art room. If your family has or could save any of the following supplies, we will put them to good use. You can send any of these supplies in at any time. We will continue to use them throughout the year.
-Cleaned egg cartons
– School-friendly magazines
-Q-Tip Cotton Swabs
Thank you for all your continued support!
Get published! Win prizes!
Any student in grades K-12 can enter for free. Contest Divisions are grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12.
Any art that can be digital photographed can enter (painting, drawing, collage, sculpture).
Parents can enter you online at www.celebratingart.com. Do not mail artwork.
The contest deadline is April 3rd, 2012.
This contest also had a December deadline. Simmons had two students get published in the artists book: Emma Goh, 2nd grade, and Morgan Elmore, 4th grade. We would love to see more Simmons students earn this wonderful honor.