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Art News: October 2012

I hope everyone has had a beautiful summer and is ready for some more great art projects produced by our Honey Creek students! I am thrilled to be back as your children’s art teacher and am looking forward to working with each one of our students throughout this school year. The K/1 classes will begin by exploring the art element of lines and primary colors. 2/3 classes will be starting a clay project which goes along with the 2/3 reading unit about Mitt the Michigan Mouse. The 4/5 students will be studying the art of camouflage by use of pastels in a Liu Bolin-inspired project. Middle School classes are doing a unit project on the celebration of Dia de los Muertos and the associated symbolism and cultural traditions. Middle School Elective has been creating canvas-covered “art journals” and will be beginning their first drawing project shortly. I would also like to inform everyone once again about our school’s  online art gallery, Artsonia. This website page was created by myself with the purpose of joining the thousands of other participating schools across the country in showing off our artists’ wonderful talents and skills. Each student has their own online portfolio which displays each of their art projects and goes with them from grade to grade, year to year. If your student is already registered on the website, you do not need to fill out another permission slip. If your student is not currently on the site, or if your student is new to  Honey Creek this year, you can pick up a permission slip and send it back in my staff mailbox or to your student’s teacher so that I can register them online. This process is a safety precaution and also protects your child’s privacy, allowing the parents or guardians that fill out the permission slip to have control over who can view their child’s work. You can visit our page at www.artsonia.com/HoneyCreekCommunity1. Half of the proceeds from sales through the gift shop go back to our school to buy more art supplies, and your support is, as always, very much appreciated.

I’m looking forward to another wonderful
year!

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