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MS Art Elective Update – December 2015

After finishing their recycled paper bowls, Middle School students practiced their observational drawing skills by making blind contour drawings. A blind contour drawing is one in which the artist looks carefully at the object they are drawing, but without ever looking at their paper. Some students find the blind contour drawing to be very frustrating, […]

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MS Art Elective Update – November 2015

Students in the Middle School Art Elective class recently finished creating recycled paper bowls from discarded magazines. Currently, they are currently making drawings featuring a blind contour drawing of the hand, with an Op Art background. A blind contour drawing is one in which the artist looks carefully at the object they are drawing, but without […]

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MS Art Elective Update – October 2015

This semester in Art Elective, we are going to make projects using a variety of materials. We began the semester by drawing outside in nature. Currently, students are making bowls from recycled magazines. Later, we will do some fiber arts, possibly weaving or knitting or crocheting.

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MS Art Elective – Stippling on the iPad – June 2015

In the winter semester of the Middle School Art Elective class, students had the opportunity to create various kinds of artwork using the iPads. After studying what stippling is (the application of more or fewer dots to show changes in value), students created their own examples of the art style. https://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=976560

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MS Art Elective – Animal Portraits in Pencil – December 2014

Middle School Elective students learned how light, shadow, and texture work together by using artist pencils to create a realistic animal portrait on paper. Students first experimented with the different types of pencils (pencils with “b” leads are soft and show up darker, pencils with “h” leads are hard and show up lighter) by created […]

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MS Art Elective – Ephemeral Art – October 2013

In the fall, Middle School Art Elective students examined artwork by Environmental artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson. We then went outside and took advantage of the beautiful resources of the High Point property by creating ephemeral artworks that would eventually return to the earth. https://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?project=801909

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MS Art Elective Update – October 2013

 In the Middle School Art Elective, we are focusing on environmental art. We have begun with the ephemeral art of Andy Goldsworthy, and have been going outside to explore and create on Honey Creek grounds.

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September 2013

Hello,  Honey Creek families and friends. I am delighted to be on staff this year as the new art teacher. I earned my Post-Baccalaureate teaching certificate in Visual Arts Education from Eastern Michigan University and have spent as much time in the classrooms of Honey Creek as possible since then. I have already had a […]

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