Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Art Room Expectations

DO NOW! (5 Min)

Please WRITE or DRAW an example of how you can be 
in Art Class!

First Challenge (5 min)

Brainstorm with your table about ways to illustrate the expectation on the card in the center of your table.

Second Challenge (15 min)

Take 2-5 photos of members of your group acting out ways to show your expectation.  
If you need props, please ask.
Email your photos to nmcdonough@wwsu.org with the subject line Engaged, Responsible, Safe or Kind

Third Challenge (10 min)


Friday, August 28, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Taking Risks: Challenge, Adventure and Growth Mindset

What does it mean to take a risk?
  • Do something you haven't done before.
  • Do something that is challenging.
  • Go out of your comfort zone.
  • Be unsure about something.
  • Try something new.  
  • Do something you don't know how to do. 
  • "Go for it!"
  • Push yourself into new things even if you don't want to or feel scared
  • You may make a mistake! 

Why is it important to challenge yourself?
  • To have fun and excitement in your life.
  • To do something thrilling.
  • To do something difficult because you won't learn if you do things you know.  
  • To see what something new is like.
  • To learn and get better at something.  
  • It is the only way to experience new things! 
  • You might learn something new.
  • It makes you feel good!
  • You may not feel scared anymore after you do something challenging.  

How does it feel to be outside of your "comfort zone?"
  • You might feel nervous.
  • Palms sweating
  • Proud of yourself
  • Scared and Uncomfortable
  • Happy and Scary
  • "Wow! I can't believe I did that!"
  • Happy that you tried something new 
  • "GULP!" 
  • Awesome!  
  • Exciting!
  • Nervous because you don't know what's ahead 
Draw an example of a time when you challenged yourself or stepped outside your comfort zone!

What is art and what is Art for?

 videos to get us thinking about why people make art and WHAT IS ART anyway??

Creature Comforts USA - Art from ART 110F on Vimeo.  (RATED PG!)

Monday, August 24, 2015

I am an ARTIST!

I am an ARTIST! 

Careers in Art from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.

I am an Architect:
I can design my dream home or an amazing fort!

I am a Fashion Designer:
I can draw a new outfit or costume!

I am a Graphic Designer:
I can design a logo for a new product or sports team!

I am an Illustrator:
I can draw characters from my favorite story or write an illustrate a short story!

Obviously there are many more types of artists out there and the possibilities are endless! 

I am a Portrait Artist:
I can draw a picture of myself or my friend!

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to be back at Waitsfield School! I have many plans for an art class filled with creativity, exploration and fun! It feels great to be in the art room, surrounded with so many different possibilities for our year.  I hope students arrive feeling excited to try new things, take risks and do their best! 

See you on the First Day of School! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015


10. Come out of hibernation! It's finally SPRING! 
9. Ride your bike down Route 100! Join the Bike Parade from the Waitsfield School to the Art Fair, departing at noon.
8. Change your look! Get your face painted, a henna tattoo or a temporary tattoo.
7. Update your decor! Bid on a handmade clock, framed artwork or buy some hand-painted napkins at the Fayston School Children's Art Auction.
6. Boogie to live music!
5. Sit by the river and enjoy ice cream and treats from the Sweet Spot or hot American Flatbread!
4. Find a treasure at The Green Closet, The Artisan's Gallery, 40 Bridge Boutique or at one of the many craft booths!
3. Get inspired by artwork by artists from pre-school to professional, then make your own at one of the free art activity booths
2. Support the Businesses of Bridge Street for a last hurrah before the Covered Bridge closes on Monday.  
1. Celebrate our creative community! 

Remember, please park at Waitsfield School or Waitsfield Telecom!  The parking spaces on Bridge Street must be available for business patrons! This event is free and open to the public and is made possible but the help of many volunteers.  Please email nmcdonough@wwsu.org if you would like get involved!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bridge Street Art Fair, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bridge Street Art Fair, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Join us on Saturday, May 16th for the third annual Bridge Street Art Fair.  From 12:00-6:00, we will gather on the green behind Historic Bridge Street in Waitsfield to celebrate all things creative.  The Art Fair features a professional craft fair, live music and entertainment, free art activities and demonstrations, food, face painting, henna tattoos, student art show and children’s art auction.  This all-ages event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN or SHINE!  Parking is available at Waitsfield Elementary School and Telecom.  The event will kick-off with a Bike Parade from the Waitsfield School at 12 pm.  This event is made possible by support from Sugarbush Resort, the Fayston School PTO and Waitsfield School PTA and the businesses of Bridge Street. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Nora at Nmcdonough@wwsu.org.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Waitsfield Art on INSTAGRAM! A new way to follow Waitsfield Art!

A photo posted by Nora (@artclass_allday) on

Do you use Instagram? This photo editing and sharing app is a fun way to see what your friends are up to and where beauty and creativity exists all around us.  Now you can see what is going on in the Fayston art room by following Instagram username artclass_allday. 


Click on the camera to see more images from Fayston and Waitsfield artists and follow artclass_allday on Instagram!