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!

Rug Weaving Progress

Our rug sale table at the Fall Market Day.

Our rug sale table at the Fall Market Day.

After selling out of our t-shirt rugs on Fall Market Day, we have been actively taking orders for new rugs! Here is a peek at what we have been working on…

We have 5 hula hoop looms going...

We have 5 hula hoop looms going…

An "Earth Tone" order.

An “Earth Tone” order.

If you have an order, place it soon so we can have it ready in time for December’s Market Day!

Beautification Day (week) at Alden Road!

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This week was packed full of projects, activity and Beautification Day! Beautification Day is a school-wide project aimed at beautifying this wonderful place from the inside out! For the art class this meant recreating the bed outside from a mess … Continue reading

Ever wonder what it would look like if you cut up all the t-shirts in your dresser?!

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Ever wonder what it would look like if you cut up all the t-shirts in your dresser?!

Ever wonder what it would look like if you cut up all the t-shirts in your dresser?!

Well…this is what it looks like! **Don’t try this at home!*
This is about 12-14 shirts cut into thin loops for our t-shirt rug project underway for Beautification Day at Alden Road.
We have many more donated shirts to cut and weave!
Thank you to those who have donated!!