Friday, April 20, 2018
When challenged with a Family Fun Activity Night, what did Cathy Hicks do you ask....Well, she planned her lesson around the book Creative Confidence. She ran her session with the kids and parents participating in a hands on lesson that later became a focal point bulletin board in our Lower School Commons here at Maclay. You can see from the photos below that she had a loaded session.
Why did she choose this book to base her art session around? You see we are doing this as a Visual Arts Professional Development for next year. Click the link below to read more:
We also wrote a Faculty Excellence grant for our school where we tied this book into our vision. We blogged on this earlier check it out:
Picasso said it best, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
Cathy agreed with Picasso and wanted our parents here to start to see who we want to nurture those abilities. Cathy is ground 0 for our program. She starts teaching the basics and gets our students and families ready for Middle and Upper School. What a huge difference it makes when we all speak the same language and are on the same page as our kids spiral up vertically.
This quote sums up the whole night. So, when was the last time you did art? If it has been awhile get on it. We know you will be glad you did!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The 2 Soul Sisters grew up in the south and we like watermelons. We posted on watermelons back in 2015, have a look HERE!
The third graders watched this video.
Then, they drew watermelons.
They used black crayons to outline the watermelon.
They painted with watercolor.
I recently saw Twin Peaks (the band) in Athens, GA. Love them! Here is a great song. Have a listen!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I have taught this lesson several times this year on our middle school wheel. I have to admit the more we did them the more I liked this lesson. Check out the information below for more details.
We have blogged on these earlier, just check out the links below:
Links to Wayne Thiebaud:
Links to other art lessons on Thiebaud:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
What were our Themes this year? We had many campus cultural events that we were working around this year and trying to participate and integrate as best that we could.
We were working with a Happy Birthday idea. Maclay turns 50. We were also trying to vertically and horizontally align our curriculums with the Holocaust by using Gustav Klimt as one of our artist to be studied this year. Our 6th grade did a thematic unit that focused on space. You can learn more through the links provided below:
We send this out to the faculty and staff so they will know what is taking place and when.
Always good to know how many booths you to need to visit.
This is what the Performing Arts agenda was for the days events.
Click the smugmug link below to see all the photos from the event.
A picture is worth a 1000 words, just check these and and you can see for yourself what kind of event this is for our school.