Adventures with a Guest Artist from The Cummer Museum and VSA!

We are in the middle of an exciting project with the VSA and the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens! We have a guest artist working with Ms. Hill and Mrs. Huffman’s homeroom classes! Ms. Hill’s homeroom works with Ms. Heather (our guest artist) in the art classroom, so naturally we have been taking lots of pictures to share! Enjoy the pictures of our adventure so far and be on the lookout for the art show displaying these piece in a couple of weeks!

Koi Pond Art!

Koi Pond Art!

Another koi pond-so many textures and colors!

Another koi pond-so many textures and colors!

A third koi pond

A third koi pond

The artists working on creating planets for a Solar System Art piece.

The artists working on creating planets for a Solar System Art piece.

Steve smiling for the camera while his classmates are hard at work. :)

Steve smiling for the camera while his classmates are hard at work. 🙂

Our most recent adventure: Solar System Art pieces! In the foreground a student is sponge painting her outer space background.

Our most recent adventure: Solar System Art pieces! In the foreground a student is sponge painting her outer space background.

This student just completed her Solar System Art piece. Beautiful!

This student just finished splatter painting her Solar System Art piece. Beautiful!

One of the completed pieces.

One of the completed pieces.

Another student artist adding final touches to his piece.

Another student artist adding final touches to his piece.

Stay tuned for more pictures to come soon! We have three more classes until the big show opens on May 5th!

Art Show Tomorrow Night!

We have one more art show reception scheduled for this spring and it is TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Tomorrow: Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 we will reveal one final show (that we know of) at the South Mandarin Branch Library at 12125 San Jose Blvd!

We hope you can join us for this exciting collection! This show features a variety of projects from our program including some Aboriginal Art, New Years Fireworks Cityscapes, Pop Art, and various other pieces!

See you tomorrow evening…oh and here’s a preview 🙂

A view of one side of our display

A view of one side of our display

A closer look at a panel including a new years art piece, two Aboriginal animals, and two ink and watercolor pieces

A closer look at a panel including a new years art piece, two Aboriginal animals, and two ink and watercolor pieces

A closer view of another panel...

A closer view of another panel…

A variety of pieces from our class

A variety of pieces from our class

Full side of a display

Full side of a display

A view of some Pop Art Wheelchair paintings on the other side of the display...

A view of some Pop Art Wheelchair paintings on the other side of the display…

Pop Art Wheelchair art piece from Fall 2014

Pop Art Wheelchair art piece from Fall 2014

The view from behind the circulation desk :)

The view from behind the circulation desk 🙂

Art and Healing Show Success!

We are still smiling from the excitement of our successful art show reception and art show opening at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church this Wednesday!! What an incredible display of work by the Women of Vision, Art Witha Heart, and our Alden Artists!

The art of our students was such a shining example of their hard work and we are so thrilled to have this partnership with such a passionate group of art supporters!

Thank you to Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and the Art Ministry!!!

Enjoy the pictures of the show and if you missed the opening, the art will be on display until March 18th! Stop by and see the work of the talented artists involved with all three of these groups!

A written piece about the show.

A written piece about the show.

The beginning of our display by one of the entrances.

The beginning of our display by one of the entrances.

A written piece about our program and work.

A written piece about our program and work.

The pieces were paired according to color...

The pieces were paired according to color…

Such stunning work!

Such stunning work!

Love these combinations!

Love these combinations!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Our work displayed: relief prints and prints from our Art Roll Event!

Our work displayed: relief prints and prints from our Art Roll Event!

Another view of our students' work down this hallway.

Another view of our students’ work down this hallway.

A few show patrons...do they look familiar?

A few show patrons…do they look familiar?

A picture collage of some of the pieces :)

A picture collage of some of the pieces 🙂

An piece about the Women of Vision

An piece about the Women of Vision

Two pieces by the Women of Vision artists

Two pieces by the Women of Vision artists

Wonderful art piece by one of the artists from Women of Vision

Wonderful art piece by one of the artists from Women of Vision

Two more examples of the talent in the Women of Vision group.

Two more examples of the talent in the Women of Vision group.

Again–don’t miss a chance to see the work in person! The show is up through March 18!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We studied and created ears of Indian corn in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday!

PS-HOW is it Thanksgiving already?!?

Enjoy the pictures of our work and remember that our student art show is still up at the Mandarin Public Library at 3330 Kori Road, 32257!!

An array of the Indian Corn pieces created by our talents students!

An array of the Indian Corn pieces created by our talents students!

Stamped paintings using bubble wrap and legos...

Stamped paintings using bubble wrap and legos…

Another Lego/bubble wrap painting...

Another Lego/bubble wrap painting…

...and one more for the road :)

…and one more for the road 🙂

Art Show Success!

The reception for our first student art show was such a success!! We had a wonderful group in attendance celebrating the over 50 student art pieces!! The art on display included pieces from our Art Roll Event, large printmaking projects, large-scale pop art pieces inspired by some of our students’ chairs, cherry blossom paintings, collage work, and some recent leaf printmaking projects.

Enjoy the pictures in this post and try to make time to visit the library to see the incredible work! Thank you for everyone who attended this event!! It was so wonderful to honor our students in this way!!

**UPDATE: The art show has been EXTENDED!! The art will be on display until after the Thanksgiving holiday!

Address: Mandarin Public Library, 3330 Kori Road, 32257

A "Gallery Wall" on display with a variety of art pieces.

A “Gallery Wall” on display with a variety of art pieces.

Our students' art on display behind the circulation desk!

Our students’ art on display behind the circulation desk!

This large column displaying student work is directly ahead upon entering the library!

This large column displaying student work is directly ahead upon entering the library!

Another view of the same column.

Another view of the same column.

Our Reception Welcome table!! Look at that delicious cake!

Our Reception Welcome table!! Look at that delicious cake!

The team that hung the artwork in such a professional and beautiful way! Thank you!!

The team that hung the artwork in such a professional and beautiful way! Thank you!!

Mmm...cake

Mmm…cake

Leaf Printmaking work to the left of the front entrance.

Leaf Printmaking work to the left of the front entrance.

Wonderful speech about our talented students, our partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library, and exciting things to come!

Wonderful speech about our talented students, our partnership with the Jacksonville Public Library, and exciting things to come!

Next was a speech from Mrs. Smith about the show, our Alden artists, and our partnership with Jacksonville Public Library!

Next was a speech from Mrs. Smith about the show, our Alden artists, and our partnership with Jacksonville Public Library!

One of our talented featured artists listening to the event speakers.

One of our talented featured artists listening to the event speakers.

Time to look at some art!

Time to look at some art!

This looks like an involved art discussion...

This looks like an involved art discussion…

One of our fearless leaders, Mrs. Schletter,  with our school board member, Mrs. Smith-Juarez!

One of our fearless leaders, Mrs. Schletter, with our school board member, Mrs. Smith-Juarez!

Mrs. Smith our principal with the art teacher, Ms. Brown.

Mrs. Smith our principal with the art teacher, Ms. Brown.

A group picture of some of our amazing crowd in attendance!

A group picture of some of our amazing crowd in attendance!