HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Students are reaching out to the community with a POWERFUL message, LOVE THE EARTH! They created artworks on grocery bags from our local FAREWAY store, FAREWAY will give you your groceries in these marvelous works of art on EARTH DAY- THIS SATURDAY! Stop in and see how passionate we are about keeping the earth clean! Thank you PTA and FAREWAY for all of your help with this project!!! Make a promise to the EARTH this SATURDAY 🙂

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YOUNG ARTISTS AT THE FIGGE

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Congratulations to all of our artists who will get to show off their artwork at the YOUNG ARTIST SHOW! The Geneseo show will be on exhibit from MARCH 4th-12. Come and join the celebration of ART in the BEAUTIFUL ART MUSEUM 🙂

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More PUMPKIN FUN- Happy Holidays!!

If you have a pumpkin creation you would like to share on the ART BLOG- email me the image and I will post it 🙂

This PUMPKIN was created by artist Kodie Hudson:

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THANK YOU MR. SMITH!!!

David Smith spent the day with us and taught us ALL about PUMPKINS! img_5459img_5465

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For example, did you know that a PUMPKIN is a FRUIT and a VEGETABLE, that PUMPKINS CAN grow on trees in harmony with the cherry blossoms, and that CHEMISTRY can create pressure and  cause a pumpkin to explode?

THANK YOU for all of your EXPERTISE and for sharing your marvelous sculpting skills with the teachers and students of SOUTHWEST! 🙂

 

FRIDAY FUNDAY!

We are really looking forward to our welcoming visiting artist DAVID SMITH!

He will be showing and sharing his talents off as he CARVES PUMPKINS!!!dsmith-and-pumpkins

Check out his ART GALLERY downtown GENESEO or online at:

http://www.smithstudiogeneseo.com/

THANK YOU FOR THIS EXCITING DAY!

COLOR WHEEL MADNESS!!!

Students are exploring the COLOR WHEEL and the MAGIC of mixing colors!

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WITH PLAY DOUGH

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AND FROSTING!!!

From Symmetrical Butterflys, ACTION paintings done like JACKSON POLLOCK, ROY G BIV Blossoms in the style of KLIMT, a COLLABORATIVE COLOR WHEEL INSTALLATION, Color Wheel Flowers with EMOTION, MORTON SALT GIRL PARODIES, and of course the EATABLE COLOR WHEEL we are having a COLOR BLAST in the ART ROOM!!! hqdefault

Art is SMART!

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FINE ARTS DAY RULES!!!

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Joseph Lappie, St. Ambrose Professor, showed and shared his printmaking skills! They learned how to print a relief print created by the talented artist.

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Seth Knappen taught kids all about Tai Chi a Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements. IMG_4482

Anne Brown shared her experience of opening and running a ART COLLECTIVE. She shared her DIY and UPCYCLED creations with us. She also showed us her creation process through stop-motion shorts! SEW COOL!

 

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The FIGGE ART MUSEUM brought artifacts to share with the kids like Indonesian shadow puppets. The theater is called Wayang kulit in Indonesia and it is particularly popular in Java and Bali. The term derived from the word wayang literally means shadow or imagination in Javanese, also connotes “spirit”. The word kulit means skin, as the material from which the puppet is made is thin perforated leather sheets made from buffalo skin.

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They also brought ZUNI stones. These carvings have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular intentions to collectors worldwide.

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Lauren Heiberger shared some brass instruments with the kids and explained how they work. She even created her own using a garden hose and funnel!

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Comedy Sports made us laugh with their improve comedy performance. They involved the kids in the creation of their acts! Including the “three headed man” who knows the answer to ANY question.

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The Middle School Jazz Band and Swing Choir got us up and dancing with their amazing sound!

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Thank you to all of the parent volunteers, PTA, teachers, FEATURED ARTISTS and DOCENTS for making this day possible! The kids had a wonderful, ART filled day!

CONGRATULATIONS TO A WONDERFUL ART SHOW!!!

We have such talented artists, I am SO proud of all you!!!

Thank you to the families who came to support their child’s art education! What a turn out!!!!

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ARTSONIA!

Artsonia is up and running! I will be sending home a passcode for you to access your child’s work! You can start a fanclub, leave comments, and buy objects with the artwork printed on them!