The Start of a New School Year

We moved a few things around in the art room...and added some items like this portfolio cabinet to store our art!

We moved a few things around in the art room…and added some items like this portfolio cabinet to store our art!

Welcome to a new year in the Alden Road art class! The second week of school just ended and we haven’t posted yet because we’ve been so busy!! We promise to do better in the coming weeks!

Part of our class library moved to the entrance of the room, along with our stash of drawing paper and newspaper...

Part of our class library moved to the entrance of the room, along with our stash of drawing paper and newspaper…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far this year we have studied lines, shapes and patterns as well as Kandinsky and Mondrian. We have also begun to create t-shirt rugs for the upcoming Fall Fest Market Day (October 17th)!

Paper collage styled after modern artist, Mondrian created during our line study unit.

Paper collage styled after modern artist, Mondrian created during our line study unit.

One of two shape mural collages created by Mrs. Huffman's homeroom during our shape study unit. Now we just need to find a place to display it!

One of two shape mural collages created by Mrs. Huffman’s homeroom during our shape study unit. Now we just need to find a place to display it!

The second shape mural created by Mrs. Huffman's homeroom.

The second shape mural created by Mrs. Huffman’s homeroom.

A student's pattern pieces made from scrapbook paper.

A student’s pattern pieces made from scrapbook paper.

Another patterned piece.

Another patterned piece.

One of our new t-shirt rugs...

One of our new t-shirt rugs…

We have several rugs in progress with many color combinations!

We have several rugs in progress with many color combinations!

The first BIG art event of the school year is coming up on Friday, September 12th. This is Beautification Day at Alden Road. On Beautification Day, we will be taking our art projects outside!
The art class will be turning the basketball court into a painting and printmaking surface on Beautification Day for the “Art Roll Project.”

Some of the supplies we'll be using for the Art Roll Project!

Some of the supplies we’ll be using for the Art Roll Project!

We will be creating large paintings using pogo stampers, wheelchairs and large rolling printmaking equipment that can be pushed or attached to wheelchairs and rolled around on the canvas. We are CRAZY excited for this event and have already begun some of the prep work! Pictured here are peeks at some of our work so far and a glimpse at the equipment that will be used for the Art Roll Project.

A special thank you to The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for letting us borrow some of this incredible equipment!
We can’t wait to get started and to see what else this year brings! Visit our blog often for updates, pictures of our work, upcoming events or posts about events and resources for how visual art and therapeutic arts can benefit you!

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