Monday, May 27, 2019
What is the Celebration of the Arts? Check out this link:
We used this event to grow the Fine Arts at Maclay.
How can you grow your Fine Arts program at your school? Check out this post and see just how to do that with a step by step guide that lends itself to your school's own twist. We also have a 177 page Power Point for you to peruse through to gather inspiration for your school's art celebration. What is the Celebration of the Arts? We have blogged on it several times in the links below, take a few moments and check it out:
Each booth is marked with our logo and sign stating the booth's name.
Saran Wrap makes the best way to put up signs. Then you can paint on the Saran Wrap mural.
We love Spray chalk too!!!
Thanks Maclay for the video! We loved it. What a great snap shot of the COTA Event.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
This was a random end of year collage project for middle school. We had made printed paper. I told them that if they wanted to use the printed paper, fine. If not, freestyle.
Most of the kids just have nothing left in them. I had a few worth sharing. I think these few are pretty good.
To me, I find it hard for kids to grasp what I am looking for in a collage. You want them to produce a cohesive unit with lots of stuff, but some little minds are not ready to wrap their mind around this concept. So, you just take what you can get!
Have a L👀K!
Oh, and of course, Frida! Needs a monkey, doncha think?
Here's a song about Mickey's Monkey!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Check out these cool long flowers created by 1st grade with Cathy Hicks in our Lower School Art Program. She used the analogy of "Growing Like A Flower". Yep, these kids are basically in second grade now and this lesson was a great way to encompass that concept and reiterate some of the Elements and Principles of Art.
As always, Cathy, thanks for allowing us to share. You teach some really cool lessons in your art room. This one just made me happy as I was walking down the hallway. Instantly, I knew I wanted to blog on these whimsical flowers!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
To learn more about our Community Outreach Through The Arts click here:
This was a great lesson. We had the students make chocolate chip cookies from scratch our Maclay Cafeteria. You can see in the following photos. We bagged them up and added the eM hearts with hand written notes on them to deliver to a Fire Station here in Tallahassee, FL that is close to the school.
See our 2 COTA students in the Fire truck. Yep, they had a blast.
It is all about presentation, so we wrapped the goods up really nice and got it all ready for delivery.
Handwritten notes to the firemen and women.
Click here for more information on our eM hearts:
The Nestle recipe is the bombdiggity!
We went Old School with no cookie scoop. 2 spoons were used just like you learned in Home Economics a long time ago.
This was very well received by our students and the Fire Station. Such a good experience for all involved. #communityservice #truebluemaclay