Last week the Butterworth Center hosted the Moline Elementary Art Show. Young artists from each of our elementary schools had their artwork on display in this historic house.
Congratulations to Roosevelt artists Hailey M., Carley F., Audrey L., Ethan M., Kylie H., George M., Jelisa R., Joel F., and Gretchen J.
We are participating in a pilot fundraising program from Artsonia to help get an iPad for the Art Room! Information goes home this Thursday so be sure and look it over. The information card has easy instructions on how you can order items with your child's artwork on it. Artsonia sent us some samples of the four different things they are selling for this special program and the students were very excited to see them. Take a look outside the office for these samples when you visit the school.
This special fundraiser goes until May 15th and all of it is handled online. Nothing has to be returned to school. You can pass the information on to other relatives so that they too might help out by purchasing items. 25% of the sales until May 15th goes toward an iPad. There are so many wonderful creative things we can do in Art with iPads - See my iPads in the Art Room Website - It's a great opportunity to combine Art and Technology!!
Please help us out an purchase an item with your child's artwork on it. Your child's face will beam with pride when they see their own artwork on a coffe cup, magnet, greeting card, or necklace!
We are standing on the bridge of our own paintings!
Mr. Veto's and Mrs. Wadsworth's students create Monet inspired paintings and then became part of it!
Claude Monet and the Impressionists are my very favorite and I really enjoy sharing that love with my students. This project is a special one. We end up having two works of art when we are finished!
After learning a bit about Monet's life we use acrylic paint to create a painting inspired by one of his Japanese Bridge paintings. Except for part of the water, students use qtips to give the painting that quick Impressionistic feel. I encourage the students to remember to paint like an Impressionist - worry about the impression of the trees, bushes, water, and flowers instead of painting details (the qtips really help with this).
This took a couple class periods. During one of them, I set up a "green screen" (big piece of bulletin paper - next year I'm going to invest in green fabric!) and had the students pose as if they were on the bridge of their painting.
This helped me remove the background using Keynote's Alpha tool. From there I combined the student image with a digital image of their painting. Then students touched up the bridge with paint to make it look as if they were behind the front railings of their bridge.
You can see Mr. Veto's and Mrs. Wadsworth's students in their Monet inspired paintings hanging outside the Library right now! The acrylic paintings are also on display outside of the Art Room. The students even created some tissue paper water lillies to hang along with the paintings.
To see more of these painting in our Artsonia Gallery click here!
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
Click here to visit Roosevelt's Artsonia Gallery.
Continue to help us earn funds toward art supplies and technology in the art room with your Artsonia purchases!