Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

Election Week…………..Nov. 3-7th, 2014

     Posted on November 4th, 2014 by admin

Tuesday is Election Day………….I hope everyone eligible execized their right to vote.

Monday:  6th & 7th grade worked on a review of the Elements of Art and an introduction to the Principles of design. Students will pick this assignment back up later in the week to check their understanding of these concepts. Students were assigned a creative drawing on Mon. which is due on Wed.

8th grade students created their second sketchbook that they will work in for the next two weeks during Bell Ringer time. 8th grade were also assigned a reading assignment about artist George Catlin. They were to read the content to learn about this famous early American artist. Students had questions to answer about this artist. This assignment is due on Wed., Nov. 5th.

6th Grade:

Wed-Fri.: students will finish a zentangle art project and add color to the design.

Students will finish the review assignment from Monday.

Students will next be introduced to the art element Color, which will continue into next week.

7th Grade:

Wed.-Fri.: Students will continue and finish thier one point perspective drawings.

Students will finish the review assignment from Monday.

8th Grade: (Advanced Art)

Students will continue to work on teir 21st Century Theme mask this week and then begin work on their individually planned Junk Art project.

Thanks for visiting my blog today…..I hope the information here was helpful. :)

Mrs. Pulliam :)

 

Rewards Week…Halloween Dress Up & Dance….Much To Do,,,

     Posted on October 26th, 2014 by admin

 

ghostThis week in the art room: the new nine weeks is off to a great start.

All classes will have a bell ringer quiz on Thursday this week.

6th grade: students will use the art element line in a zen doodle pattern.
7th grade: students will be drawing using one point perspective.
8th: students will continue to work on their theme masks this week. They will also learn about artist Matthew Brady.

Feel free to contact me whenever needed.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

Artists at work

     Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by admin

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Second Nine Weeks……………….

     Posted on October 19th, 2014 by admin

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Monday begins the 2nd 9 weeks. Students will move to their new Explore classes. Make sure to check my blog weekly if your child will have art this nine weeks. Also, look for my newsletter to come home with your child with information about HCMS Art Class.

Please contact me if ever you have questions or concerns.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

FALL BREAK OCT. 13-17th, 2014

     Posted on October 10th, 2014 by admin

wind_2IT’S FALL YA’LL

I hope everyone has a wonderful fall break.

I will welcome all new 6th and 7th grade classes when we return on Mon., Oct. 20th.

8th Grade Advanced Art class will continue to meet until Christmas Break in December. Advanced Art Students, don’t forget to gather up your “Junk” items for one of our projects after the break. Also, tell your parents about “Artsonia” Don’t forget to give them the letter sent home and how they can view your art work on your individual gallery.

ART CLUB: We will have our second meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23rd after fall break. Don’t forget to bring your accordion book that you made at our first meeting. Bring the book with drawings, writing, photos, or whatever you decided to fill it with. We will have a few minutes to share before we begin another art activity.

Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

FALL BREAK…..coming soon!!!!!

     Posted on October 5th, 2014 by admin

wind_2This is the last week of the 9 weeks. 6th & 7th grade will move to a new Explore class when they return from Fall Break.

Here’s what’s happening this week in the art room>>>>……….

6th grade: students will finish up their air dry clay pinch pots Mon. & Tues. by adding color with tempera paint. We will also continue to finish up marbling paper that will be used to make a cover for an according book later in the week. And lastly, students will make an origami box this week with a decorative lid. Students will get their final test back this week and will also take their portfolio of work home with them on Friday.

7th grade: students will get their final tests back this week. They will continue and finish their 21st Century façade project. Students will take all of their art works home with the on Friday.

8th grade/Advanced Art: Students will get their final tests back this week. They will also continue to work on and some finish their monochromatic “selfie” self portrait this week. After fall break I will announce when the Advanced Art Class will have their group Art Exhibit. It will be open to the public for viewing. They have already made some incredible art. We will continue to create some fun works when we return from the break.

***Art Club applications can be turned in on Monday of this week. I extended the deadline until then. We will have a club meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9th of this week. I will post club members names outside the art room door on Tues. Any student who is a club member is expected to attend all meetings. Only those with legitimate school excuses are exempt and students must come and see me to make me aware of the circumstances for missing.

Have a great week “you-all” 

Picture Day to start & final to end the week

     Posted on September 28th, 2014 by admin

Picture day is Monday, Sept. 29th….students can wear jeans & their favorite (acceptable) t-shirt for their picture.

ART CLUB APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO BE TURNED IN BY WED., OCT. 1st If not turned in on time student CAN NOT be in the art club.

This week in the art room:

ALL classes will take their final test on Friday, Oct. 3rd. Students will have 25 multiple choice questions and one short answer question. Students have known about our test for a couple of weeks now, so hopefully they have been preparing for it.

6th grade: on Mon. students will practice drawing a self portrait in honor of “picture day” Tues. students will practice critiquing an art work using the four steps of art criticism and the 3 aesthetic views. Wed. students will learn about the art of paper marbling. They will marble paper to use as an accordion book cover. We will continue marbling paper and practicing origami on Thurs. The final test is on Friday.

7th grade: Students will work on their architecture/sculpture project this week. They will also practice critiquing a work of art on Tues. Final test will be on Friday.

8th grade: Students will work on “Selfie” self portraits this week. We will also review and practice critiquing in writing a work of art on Tues. Final test will be on Friday.

 

 

 

 

Week of September 22nd through 26th

     Posted on September 21st, 2014 by admin

THERE WILL BE A DANCE THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 26TH IN THE CAFETERIA FROM 3:30-5:00PM. COST IS $5.00 AND CONCESSIONS WILL BE SOLD. ALL HCMS STUDENTS ARE INVITED.

THE ART FINAL ASSESSMENT/EXAM FOR ALL CLASSES WILL BE ON FRIDAY, OCT. 3RD. STUDENTS SHOULD ALREADY BE STUDYING THEIR BELL RINGER NOTES IN PREPARATION FOR THIS ASSESSMENT/EXAM. AS WELL, STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST REWARD EVENT THIS SCHOOL YEAR, THEY MUST ACHIEVE AN 83% OR HIGHER ON 3 OF THEIR 6 NINE WEEK EXAMS.

THE REWARD EVENT IS AN AFTERNOON OF FUN FILLED ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ACHIEVING ACADEMICALLY AND FOLLOWING ALL BEHAVIOR RECOMENDATIONS AT HCMS. THIS EVENT WILL BE IN OCTOBER, AFTER FALL BREAK.

FALL BREAK IS SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 13-17TH. There will be NO SCHOOL during those dates.

ART CLUB: WE WILL HAVE AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AFTER SCHOOL FROM 3:30-4:30PM. ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN JOINING ART CLUB MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING TO GET AN APPLICATION. ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE A SCHOOL RELATED CONFLICT ARE EXEMPT FROM ATTENDING AND THEY ARE TO SEE ME BEFORE THE THURSDAY MEETING SO THAT I CAN GET THE APPLICATION TO THEM ON FRIDAY. APPLICATIONS WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETLY FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY BOTH STUDENT AND PARENT/GUARDIAN  AND RETURNED TO MRS. PULLIAM NO LATER THAN WED., OCT. 1ST.

IN THE ART ROOM: ALL CLASSES BELL RINGERS WILL BE TURNED IN THIS FRIDAY FOR A GRADE AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE A QUIZ OF FIVE QUESTIONS COMING FROM THESE BELL RINGERS.

6th Grade: Students will learn about art of the ancient culture of Asia this week. We will begin on Monday with a study of ancient China. Students will learn how important China was in the evolution of pottery through a reading assignment with follow up questions due on Wed.. Students will use an early form of hand built pottery by modeling a pinch pot from air dry clay. During the last weeks of this class, students will also learn about & practice paper marbling & origami; both art forms originating in Asia.

7th Grade: Students will learn about the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome this week. The main focus will be on the art of  sculpture and architecture. We will have a reading assignment on Monday with follow up questions due on Wed. Students will plan an architecture project using features from these ancient cultures. Their buildings will reflect a 21st century business using these past culture architectural features on the building model.

8th Grade: Students will learn about the art movement of “Pop Art” from the late 50’s into the early 60’s. They will learn about some of the most famous artists from this movement such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein & Wayne Thiebaud. Students will continue to work on their “Selfie” self portrait reflecting the portraits done by Pop Artist Andy Warhol His portraits were broken down into simple shapes of color. Students paintings will be broken down into simple shapes using a monochromatic color scheme. Students who didn’t finish modeling their masks will finish these up before starting their self portrait painting. All students will return to painting their masks next week when they are dry from the papier mache.

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Thanks for stopping by. Please contact me if needed.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

***LOOK UP, LOOK DOWN, LOOK ALL AROUND……….now use what you saw to make ART!!!!

Downhill of this 9 weeks……believe or not!!!!

     Posted on September 14th, 2014 by admin

 

Advanced Art Students working on a watercolor & pen still life.

Advanced Art Students working on a watercolor & pen still life.

I truly can’t believe it, but we are on the downhill side of the first 9 weeks. Students will get their mid term reports on Monday, Sept. 15th. I hope all of our students are doing well, but if they need to improve there still is time to do just that. Encourage your students to do their absolute best everyday!!!!

In the Art Room:

6th grade: We are presently working on a monochromatic landscape painting. Ask your student what kind of colors fit the category of monochromatic.

7th grade: Students will finish their still life drawings on Monday and mount them. They will write a written reflection or critique on Tuesday as a response to these drawings. On Wed. through the remainder of the week, students will learn a little about the art of ancient Rome and continue working on a mosaic work we started earlier.

8th grade/Advanced Art: students are working on a thematic mask. Each student came up with a mask design that will reflect their feelings about a current theme representing the culture they live in. This has been a challenging project to get the students engaged in thinking a little outside the box a bit as they plan their mask idea and how the facial image will reflect their topic.

***My goal is to get some images of some of the students work done thus far on this blog and on Artsonia in the next couple of weeks. If you visit our building please pass by the art room as there is a display of current art works from all grade levels in our showcases.

As always, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to contact me whenever you need to.

Have an amazing art filled day!!!!

Mrs. Pulliam

Mid Term Ahead…..

     Posted on September 5th, 2014 by admin

Mid Term Reports will be sent home on Mon., Sept. 15th. Check your students progress on the Parent Portal to make sure they are all caught up!!!!

Bell Ringers will be collected on Friday, Sept. 12th and students will have their 2nd Bell Ringer quiz. Please make sure your student studies for their quiz.

6th Grade: students are working on a 4 mini geometric/organic color scheme painting. We will finish this up mid week and continue working with paint media.

7th Grade: students will finish their Drawing Skills Books on Monday then begin a still life drawing where they will apply what they have been practicing.

8th Grade/Advanced Art: students will finish their watercolor/ink still life paintings early in the week then will begin a mask project.

We are having fun in the art room and learning too…….

Thanks for sharing your children with me. I love hearing their great stories and seeing all of the talent they have.

Have a great eve.

Mrs. Pulliam :)