Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

Welcome Everyone…..Here we come 2015-16 school year!!!!

     Posted on August 9th, 2015 by admin

Hi everyone.

I’m so glad I got to meet some of you at the open house this past Wednesday evening. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of you on Monday. We are going to have an awesome year.

I will be passing out folders on Mon. and a parent newsletter as well. You can ask your child to share the newsletter with you as I will ask them to bring it home. I will attach one here on my blog soon, in case your student forgets to bring his/her’s home.

We will go over classroom procedures on Monday. The remainder of the week will be spent reviewing for 7th & 8th grade & introducing terms for 6th grade. As well each student will be busy creating a folder design for their art portfolio. Students will be introduced to creating meaning in their art works as they brain storm their designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I update my blog each weekend to prepare for the upcoming week. So if you are ever curious to what we are getting into, just stop by for a visit.  I hope you have a great day.


     Posted on June 8th, 2015 by admin

a_School_s_OutWe made it!!!! Schools out for the summer.

CONGRATULATIONS 8th grade class of 2015…..have a great summer and best wishes to you as you begin another step of life at HARRISON CO. HIGH SCHOOL!!!!

6th and 7th graders………..enjoy the summer sun. Be ready to start strong again in August. Read a good book and of course BE CREATIVE with some ART!!!

INCOMING 6th graders……..I can’t wait to meet you. Enjoy your summer too. And if you feel a little nervous about middle school, don’t. HCMS is an awesome school with teachers who care about you dearly.

UNTIL AUGUST……..I’m out of here…….I plan to relax a little and recharge my batteries for the 2015-16 school year.


Happy Memorial Day

     Posted on May 24th, 2015 by admin

There will be no school on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. Spend time with your family and take time to remember those who have gone before us.

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ONE DAY OF K-PREP TESTING LEFT. The 6th & 8th grade have one day of testing left on Tues., May 26th during the morning. Continue to encourage your child to get plenty of rest, eat healthy & bring an unopened bottle of water to drink during testing.


6th grade class: Students will continue & finish assembling their accordion folded warm/cool painting. As well, students will marble paper to use in an origami project.

7th grade: Students are working on a drawing of their choice incorporating several skills that have been taught throughout the nine weeks.

8th grade: Students will finish their OP Art Self Portraits this week as well as paint their clay sculptures.

Classes will be interrupted during the last week of school due to award programs & 8th grade activities. Plans for the last week will involve completing projects, evaluating works and gathering works to bring home to present to family.

It is hard to believe that the 2014-15 year is almost over. Time passes by so quickly…….we need to always make the best of each moment we have been given.

Have a great day, Mrs. Pulliam :)


     Posted on May 16th, 2015 by admin




Hello students, parents & visitors,

Monday begins K-Prep testing. Students should be well rested and eat a good nutritious breakfast each morning. Students may bring an unopened bottle of water each day of testing. Research states that a well hydrated body helps one do better when tested. Students will test each morning before lunch then resume classes in the afternoon. The schedule will be altered somewhat, so students will not attend every class every day.

**Note: Students are out of school on Tues. due to Election Day!!

In the art room:

6th grade will assemble their accordion fold paintings this week. They will also marble paper that will be used to create origami.

7th grade will continue & finish their 21st century façade & create a free choice drawing implementing several learned skills.

8th grade will be working on an OP ART self portrait this week. Op is short for optical illusion. See an Op Art video here:

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

Mrs. Pulliam

Week of May 11-15th

     Posted on May 10th, 2015 by admin

Welcome….thanks for stopping by. The school year is quickly flying by. Students will begin KPREP testing on Mon., May 18th and will continue through Tues., May 26th. (note students will be out of school on Tues., May 19th….election day and teachers and students will be out on Mon., May 25th/Memorial Day).


6th grade…..will continue to work with paint media this week. They will use what they have learned about color theory to paint their pinch pots and then on to a two dimension painting.

7th grade…….. students will continue working on the relief façade of a 21st century building idea.

8th grade……students will continue to make application of the artist John James Audubon and they work on 3D sculptures and a mixed media bird image.

Thanks for stopping by. Mrs. Pulliam

Architecture of Ancient Times

     Posted on May 5th, 2015 by admin

Influence of ancient times on today’ architecture shown in this video

What is Happening in the Art Room????

     Posted on April 26th, 2015 by admin

**The bell ringer test was postponed from Friday to this Mon., April 27th. All students will turn in their week 3/4 bell ringers and take a quiz.

6th grade students will have a lesson on Subject Matter in Art this week. They will also be working with color theory in preparation for a painting project.

7th grade will continue to work on their one point perspective “surreal” drawing this week.

8th grade will continue and finish their Pop Art paintings this week and also learn about artist John James Audubon.

Mid term grades will come home with students on Friday. There are a few art students who have not turned in all of their assignments. Grades must be posted before Wed. of this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

Mrs. Pulliam :)


     Posted on April 17th, 2015 by admin

Don’t miss Starry Night an Arts Experience this Sat. Night, April 25th in the Harrison County High School auditorium. The event is free to everyone and will feature an art exhibit of student works from K-12, dance, drama, music and instrumental performances. All art works & performances will showcase the excellence of talent we have here in Harrison County….DON’T MISS THIS EVENT.

In the art classroom:

All Students will have a bell ringer quiz this Friday, April 24th. Students should study their bell ringers from week 3 & 4.

6th grade: Students are working on sculpture projects this week.

7th grade: Students will be using one point perspective in drawing.

8th grade: Students will continue work on their Pop Art paintings.

Parents be sure to visit the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus to check your child’s grade progress in each class. You can help your child by encouraging them to stay caught up on all work.

Please contact me by school phone or email at any time.

Have a great week, Mrs. Pulliam :)



     Posted on April 12th, 2015 by admin



 I hope everyone had a nice relaxing and restful Spring Break….I did. Now it’s time to get back at it!!!!

This week………..

6th grade will finish their hand zen-doodle then have a lesson on 3D art forms. Students will work together to create a collaborative sculpture that I hope to display at the Starry Night Art Exhibit on Sat., April 25th at the high school. This exhibit is free and open to all who would like to join in for a night of arts.

7th grade will finish a value hand drawing. Next students will learn how to add value to create 3D drawings using shading & blending.

8th grade will finish their value grid drawings. Their next lesson will be one where they create an art work in the style of the Pop Artist of the 60’s.

***Please keep a check on students grades in the parent portal. If you see a grade that is questionable please feel free to contact me so that I can investigate and share the circumstances of the grade.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what we are up to this week. Have a great day!!!

fourth nine weeks up and going

     Posted on March 30th, 2015 by admin

The 4th nine weeks began last week. I am getting to know new faces gradually. I hope each student will be patient with me.

***all classes will have a bell ringer quiz on Friday of this week. They should study their bell ringer questions.

6th grade is working with line patterns this week.

7th grade will be working with value beginning on Tues.

8th grade are learning how to use a grid as a tool in drawing.

The Frozen Reward event for those who qualified from last nine week tests will be this Friday.