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!

End of Week 2

At the close of week two our work wall is nearly full (after being expanded to fit some large pieces) and we have 9 pieces on display in the Coffee Shop scheduled to open next week! Pictured in this post are some of the warm and cool color woven pieces created this week, the latest look at our student work wall and a sneak peek at an upcoming weaving project!

Speaking of upcoming projects…we need your help! We need water bottles and soda bottles as well as t-shirts for a couple of big upcoming projects! The bottles will be used to create bouquets and centerpieces for the upcoming Open House (September 19th at 6:30pm) and the t-shirts for some textile weaving projects we have planned. Any t-shirts will do (printed, tye-dyed, plain-they all work) as long as they do not have a seam up the side of the shirt.

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Warm color and Cool color paintings woven together!

Cool and Warm Color Woven Paintings

Another beautiful woven painting

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

Student Work Wall after 2 weeks of class!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

We turned tissue paper collages into fantastic collage frames!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools' thrift store!

Look for these as art frames and frames for sale in the schools’ thrift store!

 

Here's a peek at what next week will bring...and yes, that's a hula hoop!

Here’s a peek at what next week will bring…and yes, that’s a hula hoop!

Thanks for your help and support of the arts at Alden Road!

Mid-Week Creations

It’s the middle of the second week of school and we are working at the fastest speed imaginable! We have been painting using warm (red, orange and yellow) and cool (green, blue and purple) color families, blending watercolors and tempera paints. We began to work with tissue paper, collaging layers upon layers of color. We worked with textiles to add a sensory element to our work. We made a couple more mobiles and we are about to start some weaving projects!

Below are a few pictures of what we’ve been doing and how the classroom is evolving…

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Here is a before shot of one of the circle paintings we created

Completed cool color circle painting!

Completed cool color circle painting!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Another beautiful Cool Color piece!

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Cool Color piece with a black background.

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

Warm Color Circle piece-amazing!

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no "cheating" while using only cool colors...

We popped out the warm watercolors so there was no “cheating” while using only cool colors…

Our  Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Student Work Wall is filling up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!

Our Word Wall is beginning to fill up!