This was our 3rd Annual Arts Festival. Mrs. Gallant did an outstanding job of coordinating our guests. We are always proud to host the Army MI Band and JCMS Jazz band. We enjoyed performances by our own amazing CSMS band. Mrs. Ortiz' Spanish class performed a very nice dance. Mr. Griffor's STEM class performed with instruments that they had made. We also had a lovely display of illustrations from Mrs. D'Anjou's Reading class and a cool display if microscope art from Mrs. Howell's class. Mrs. Ortiz also diplayed some poetry from her Spanish students and some of them included illustrations. We had our all school portrait mural. This year everyone drew themselves as their alter-ego. The PTO and Band parents also helped out.
The Art teachers from all three schools collaborated and chose approximately 10 pieces of art work to display at the PX. This show is in celebration of Youth Art Month. The PX managers were so helpful and we really enjoyed celebrating our young artists with thier families.
Drawing ribbons helps reinforce the use of value (shading) and composition.
Kylie and Isaac
Katie and Eli
Emma and Jazz
Laila and Greg
Art and Elise
Arianna and Eric
Dahlia and Anna
6th grade students from the first quarter made paintings similar to Amate bark paintings of Mexico. We have been saving them to display for Multicultural Day which takes place next Wednesday.
We look at examples of animals in art history before we make our animal pinch pots. Students learn the procedures for pinching a pot and then add animal features. After the pots have been bisque fired in the kiln at approximately 1800 degrees they glaze them. I always love opening the kiln after their pots have been glaze fired. It's so fun to see all of their little treasures.
We are super happy that our Whoville tree won 2nd place! Thank you to Art Club, Student council, staff and students who made and painted ornaments.
Here are a few pictures from our 2016 STEAM night:
Chihuly style chandeliers
Art Club supervising Thaumatrope animation
Robot Interactive Mural
Staff made ornaments for the Festival of Trees during our Thursday PD. It was such a great team building experience. Our ornaments will be donated to Student Council and they will donate the finished tree to the event at the Mall in Sierra Vista mid-November. All proceeds go to charity.