SUMMER ART CAMPS at Waitsfield and Fayston Schools for children entering
grades 1-7 in Sept 2010.
Clay Camp at Fayston School. 2 Sessions: Tues-Thurs, July 6-8 and 13-15.
Art Camp at Waitsfield School. M-F, July 19-23. 9:00-1:00. $120
Contact Nora@madriver.com for more information or to sign up.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Upper unit artists are studying artist Peter Max.
From the Peter Max Website:
America's Painter Laureate and Pop Art Icon, Peter Max's bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every aspect of American culture and has inspired many generations.
Max's work has been called cosmic and psychedelic. His more recent works represent his ideas about a harmonious, beautiful world. He is well known for his album cover art, particularly for the Beatles.
Upper unit artists examined many of Max's works before designing their own compositions in his style. Each student's piece contains elements that can be seen in many of Max's works. What are some of the repeated images and themes that you see in the Peter Max pictures above?
Here are some photos of in-progress student work.
Friday, April 9, 2010
What healthy foods would we like to use to fill our neighbors' empty bowls? Lower unit students used pen, tempera, oil pastel and colored pencil to make healthy food squares. As we wrap up our school-wide Empty Bowls project, we are thinking about the role that food has in our lives.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
LA LOTERIA~ MEXICAN BINGO
Our students are not offered Spanish language at the elementary level, but since I speak Spanish, I love this project as a way to introduce some simple Spanish vocabulary. Loteria is a common Mexican game, similar to Bingo. The brightly colored cards are icons in Mexico and beyond. Upper unit students used metal paper, permanent markers and oil pastels to imitate the Mexican folk art of metal tooling.
KANDINSKY CIRCLE PAINTINGS
Going back in time a bit, here is a project done by our Kindergarten classes. We looked at Wassily Kandinsky's famous painting Squares with Concentric Rings. We used oil pastels and watercolors to make our own pictures in this style. BEAUTIFUL!
EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT
For our 2010 arts residency, we had two local potters, Leslie Montalto and Loretta Languett, visit our school. They spent three weeks working with all students to make bowls on the potter's wheel and by hand-building. The bowls will be used for our school's Empty Bowls dinner, which is a fundraiser for anti-hunger organizations in Vermont.
Leslie works with students on the potter's wheel.
Leslie demonstrates how to make a slab bowl out of clay.
Wanda rolls out her clay.
Loretta helps Jonathan add texture to his slab bowl.
Getting our hands dirty!