Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2016

     Posted on January 2nd, 2016 by admin

 

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 A MESSAGE TO MY STUDENTS…..

 

 

Welcome to a NEW YEAR…..

I look forward to greeting you on Monday, January 4th.

We will begin a new nine weeks of classes, so I will have all new students.

Come in ready to get started with your creative minds in tune…..

See all of you on Monday!!!

 

Week Dec. 14-18….Last week of this nine weeks

     Posted on December 4th, 2015 by admin

 

Enjoy the snowfall (during this unusually warm weather) and music…….

6TH & 7TH GRADE:

FINAL TEST IS ON TUES., DEC, 15TH (students should be prepared).

6th grade: students will create their accordion folded art from the warm & cool paintings they made last week.

7th grade:

Students will finish painting their pinch pots. We didn’t get to this last week. They will paint them black then etch through them to reveal the red colored clay. This project is to remind students of the pots created by ancient Greeks.

8th grade:

Students will finish all projects on Tues., Dec. 15th. They will host their art exhibit on Wed., Dec. 16th from 4:30-6:30pm in the art room. Family & friends are encouraged to attend. Students brought home a notice about the exhibit on Friday. The notice is to be signed by parent/guardian and returned by student on Mon., Dec. 14th.

8th grade will take their final test on Thurs., Dec. 17th

Have a great week…I look forward to seeing many of you on Wed. night at our 8th Grade Advanced Art exhibit.

WEEK 6: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

     Posted on December 1st, 2015 by admin

IN THE ART ROOM:
6th grade: Mon & Tues. Students are working on a written critique of the painting “The Flower Carrie”. They will finish as homework due Wed. Wed. they will begin a unit on Color Theory and will begin painting.

7th grade: Students began a unit on architecture this week. They will design a building front for a business (a facade). Students viewed the following video as an introduction to architecture.

8th grade: Students are working on independent projects this week. There are a variety of artworks being created. There Art Exhibit is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 16th from 4:30-6:30. Parents and friends are invited to stop by the art room to view their art. Students are required to help with the preparation of the exhibit, so some students are asked to stay after school on that day to help set up. As well, students are needed to attend and help guide our visitors. These students have worked so hard this year and have created some really outstanding art.

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

Mrs. Pulliam 🙂

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

     Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by admin

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We will only be in school two days this week (Mon. & Tues). I wish everyone a happy holiday with friends and family reflecting on all we have to be thankful for.

6th and 7th grade will work on a doodle4google design this week. They will learn about the career of graphic designer and the steps that are taken to create ideas. Students designs will be graded and may be submitted for the doodle4google contest is students so choose. Visit this website for more details. www.doodle4google

8th grade advanced art will continue work on their free standing sculpture and their free choice projects.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Mrs. Pulliam

November 16-20

     Posted on November 15th, 2015 by admin

Thanksgiving-turkey-clipart-galleryIN THE ART ROOM………

6th Grade: Students will finish their mixed media project this week and begin a study of Asian Culture Art. Students will be given a reading assignment titled “Art of China”. Students will need to read the passage and answer questions. This will be due on Wed., Nov. 18th. Students will learn about 3D art forms this week and model a pinch pot from air dry clay.

7th Grade: Students will finish their 2point perspective city block drawings this week and begin a study of Ancient Cultures and their art. They will learn about art of Egypt, Greece & Rome. Students will create a modeled pot from red clay reflecting on Greek culture.

8th Grade/Advanced Art: Students will continue and finish modeling their figure sculptures this week. Students will next begin their individual free choice projects. The Advanced Art Exhibit has been set for Wed., Dec. 16th from 4:30-6:30pm. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to stop by to see the creative works of these students.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

 

Veterans Day This Wednesday!!!!

     Posted on November 8th, 2015 by admin

On Wed. of this week we will commemorate Veteran’s Day.

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IN THE CLASSROOM

THERE WILL BE  A BELL RINGER QUIZ ON FRIDAY….MAKE SURE TO STUDY FOR THE QUIZ

6th Grade will be working on a Mixed Media Mehindi Hand design this week. This project will incorporate the use of zen doodle patterns previously studied along with the use of varied media.

7th Grade will work on 1 point and 2 point perspective drawing this week. Students will incorporate shading and space into these drawings.

8th Grade will continue to work on their humanlike figure sculpture from air dry clay. Students will also submit their plan for a free choice art work this week.

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks:Week #3….Nov. 2-6, 2015

     Posted on November 1st, 2015 by admin

Welcome all:

Just a reminder our students will not attend school on Tues., Nov. 3rd as it is Election Day….Teachers will have a work day, continuing to work hard in preparation for our students.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD

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IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED UP FOR REMIND TEXT MESSAGES OR EMAILS PLEASE DO SO. I SEND OUT REMINDERS OF WORK DUE AND QUIZZES. I SENT A NOTICE HOME WITH EACH STUDENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NINE WEEKS ON HOW TO JOIN THE MESSAGING. IF YOU DIDN’T GET THE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS

**First a note: I collected the first set of bell ringers and gave a quiz on Friday to 6th and 7th graders. While some did great on the quiz, others admitting didn’t prepare and didn’t do so well. Please encourage your student to plan ahead and prepare for our biweekly quiz. The next quiz will be on Friday, Nov. 13th.

This week in the classroom:

6TH GRADE: Students will begin a mixed media project this week as they begin to use line to create zen~doodle patterns. They will view a video about an art tradition from India called Mehindi where artists draw decorative line patterns on the hand using a mixture derived from hena leaves. Although, students will not be creating patterns on their skin they will trace thier hand and create a lovely decorative design using line. They will in addition add wax crayon and lastly watercolor paint to create their art work. These creations always turn out well and are even frame worthy. I will add them to students Artsonia gallery as we finish them later into the week.

7th GRADE: Students will begin drawing lessons this week where they will learn basic skills in drawing three dimensional forms and adding shading. These lessons will be the basics for future drawing activities.

8TH GRADE/ADVANCED ART: Students will finish their Pop Art Symbolic Self Portraits this week. Their next project will be a 3D figure sculpture. Students will determine what type of figure they wish to model using air dry clay. As well, students will be assigned to determine what their free choice project will be for the nine weeks. They will work on this project throughout the remainder of the nine weeks in addition to assigned works. These students are doing a great job. We have set our End of Nine Weeks Exhibit date for the evening of Wed., Dec. 16th. Students will be required to help in some capacity with the event. As well, family members and friends are encouraged to attend to support our young artists. Please mark the date on your calendar.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Sincerely, Mrs. Pulliam 🙂

ani-mgic

Great Start to Nine Weeks

     Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by admin

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The first week of the 2nd 9 weeks has been great!!

Most students in 6th & 7th grades turned in their parent signature sheets this week. If your child didn’t turn that in, please make sure they do so on Mon. so that they will not lose their Halloween Dress up day.

Next Week: (Oct. 26-30)

6th and 7th grade students will have a bell ringer quiz on Friday and will need to turn their completed bell ringers in from the first two weeks of class. They should look over and study these so that they will do well on their Friday quiz.

6th Grade: Students will continue and finish their folder designs. They have learned to make balloon letters writing their names. Next week they will add expressive stick figures to their designs so that their name balloons can be held up. Also, students will be introduced to art criticism as they write their first art critique using the 4 steps of art criticism.

 

See the video here to learn to draw expressive stick figures.

7th Grade: Students will continue and finish their folder designs. They have learned how to write their names in 3D, one point perspective, block letters. They will finish adding color on Monday & Tues. They will also practice critiquing, in writing, a work of art. Later in the week we will begin with lessons on using value in drawing as they practice drawing three dimensional forms.

8th Grade/Advanced Art: Students will continue their Pop Art Playing Card Self Portraits this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT WEEKEND, Mrs. Pulliam 🙂

The Second Nine Weeks…..Begins Monday!!!

     Posted on October 17th, 2015 by admin

 

Welcome all to my blog.

Monday, Oct. 19th begins a new nine weeks. That means I will welcome new students to my classroom from the 6th & 7th grades. My 8th grade, Advanced Art, classes will remain the same this nine weeks.

What can 6th & 7th graders expect in the new week? Here is a preview:

6th grade we will begin with some introduction information on Monday. You will be given several pages of information to take home to your parent/guardian to read and for signatures. Some of the signatures are required for a grade, so please make sure the information gets home to your parent/guardian promptly. As well 7th grade will also have a refresher on classroom rules & procedures and will have a packet of info. to take home with required signatures.

In the classroom:

6th grade: Students will begin the nine weeks learning about the Elements of Art. With this information students will begin to create art and gain an understanding how to make application of the elements in their own works. Students will make a portfolio folder to store their art works in. They will learn how to make bubble/balloon letters to add their name to the outside of their folder.

7th grade: Students will begin the nine weeks with a review of basic information in art; such as, the Elements of Art. Students will create art as they review the basic concepts and how the information applies to their own art creations. Students will make a portfolio folder to store their art works in. They will learn how to make 3D block letters to add their name to the outside of their folder. View this introduction video to learn how to make these letters.

8th grade/Advanced Art: Students will learn about the art movement known as Pop Art that dates to the 60’s into the 70’s. They will become aware of the term “Pop” which is short for popular and how the art of this movement reflected on current trends of the culture. They will apply the concepts of this movement of art as they create their own works that reflect the Pop culture we live in today.

Can’t wait to get started back on Monday.

Final Week of the First Nine Weeks!!!!

     Posted on October 4th, 2015 by admin

MONDAY IS PICTURE DAY!!! students may wear jeans and a favorite t-shirt or hoodie if they so choose for their picture.

In the art room: Tues. 6th & 7th grade will take their final art test. They should have already been preparing for this test by studying all bell ringers, notes & handouts. 6th grade will turn in their study questions for a grade before taking the test.

8th graders will have a test over early American Artists on Tues. of this week. They should finish their study questions before Tues. as they will turn these in for a grade.

6th grade art: Mon-Students will draw a picture day portrait., Tues. final test, Wed. finish painting pinch pots & make accordion folded books from their marbled paper. Thurs.- finish the pinch pots and accordion folded books. Friday- evaluate artworks from portfolio and bring all works home.

7th grade art: Students will finish their Adopt A Highway Posters this week, Tues.- Final Test, Wed.-add black details to Greek-like red clay pinch pots (see video students watched in class about ancient Greek pottery attached here), Thurs.-Finish projects Friday-evaluate artworks from portfolio and bring all works home. 

8th grade advanced art: Students will finish and evaluate their masks this week, Tues.-American Artist Test, Wed.-Thurs.-create a positive negative space Matisse Collage, Friday-view a video about Pop Art & answer questions.

 

ENJOY FALL BREAK- Mon., Oct. 12 through Fri., Oct. 16th.

Mrs. Pulliam 🙂