Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

4th Nine Weeks begins on Tues.

     Posted on March 30th, 2014 by admin

Welcome to my blog.  The 3rd 9 weeks will end on Mon. & the final (4th) will begin on Tues. Students will move to their final Explore classes then.

This week in the art classroom: all 3rd 9 weeks students will take their art works home on Monday

8th grade will view a video @ Pop Artist Andy Warhol on Monday.

7th grade will continue Monday to work on drawing with value as they draw a wooden egg on a pedestal adding shading by blending.

6th grade: students will create an origami jumping frog.

The 4th nine weeks students will be introduced to rules & procedures on Tues. then spend the remainder of the week creating a logo which they will draw onto their art folder that they will use this nine weeks.

I look forward to a great final nine weeks. :)

Final Test On Tues……..

     Posted on March 21st, 2014 by admin

Upcoming is the final full week of our 3rd 9 weeks. Wow……where did the time go. I think it got lost in the snow days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

***Important…………our final test will be on Tues., March 25th for all classes. I announced this for a week, so I hope students have been reviewing.

6th grade will continue work with color theory and painting this week.

7th grade will finish their surreal colleges and continue to work on their collaborative surreal projects on the IPad. They will also work on a collaborative sculpture project later in the week.

8th grade will work on their animal sculpture project this week.

The last day of the 9 weeks will be Monday, March 31st. Students will then move to their final Explore classes for the year.

Thanks for stopping by……..Mrs. Pulliam

Happy St. Patrick’s Day…..

     Posted on March 15th, 2014 by admin

Hello Again,

I realized just the other day that this nine weeks is to end on March 31st. I do believe we lost some of our class time with all of the missed days. Well….we will just have to deal with this….and did I hear the word SNOW in the forecast for Sun into Mon. I hope not.

THIS WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM:

6th grade: students will work with color theory and painting.

7th grade: students will learn about Surrealism and will create a paper collage manipulating the illusion of space. Students will also collaborate with other students in their class to create a surreal work with technology.

8th grade: will read about artist John James Audubon, who is most noted for his bird paintings as well as other animals. They will work with clay later in the week to sculpt and animal.

We will have a final exam on Tues., March 2th if anyone wants to mark their calendars in preparation.

Have a great eve.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

I was so…..wrong about the warm weather.

     Posted on March 4th, 2014 by admin

Well, when I blogged last week I would have never dreamed we would miss two three more days of school due to snow. In Kentucky you just never know what the weather will be at any given moment. (I just had typed this when I got the message that school is closed yet again on Wed.). Oh well….what do you do about the weather????????

We did get our mid-term test in last Thurs. Most students have taken the test, but a few who were absent will need to make this test up this week. Mid terms were slated to go home on Mon. of this week, so I am pretty sure they will go home the first day we are back (which should be Thursday………..I hope!!!).

In the classroom:

6th grade will finish painting their pinch pots this week. They will also learn about artist Georgia O’Keeffee and color theory. Students will learn to use a color wheel as they begin to mix colors and see how colors relate to each other as seen and used in artworks.

7th grade will finish their Egyptian paintings then begin a study of Leonardo da Vinci. We will learn about the Renaissance artists use of space in their art works. Students will be able to see how different the flat looking Egyptian images they are finishing are compared to the three dimensional illusion used by artists of the Renaissance period.

8th grade will finish their Pop Art paintings this week. They will also read to learn about another early American artist named Matthew Brady. We will begin a new project most likely next week now due to missed days this week.

ALL CLASSES WILL HAVE A BELL RINGER QUIZ THIS FRIDAY…..Many students have not seemed to be studying their bell ringer notes for their quizzes. I hope this reminder will help them to do just that.

Have a great day. :) Mrs. Pulliam

Mid Term Week…..Test Wednesday!!!

     Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by admin

Greetings,

Believe it or not with all the snow days & delays we are actually approaching the mid term of this 9 weeks. I announced to students this past week that we will have a mid-term test in all classes this Thursday, Feb. 26th. Students were advised to study their bell ringers from this nine weeks. That is where the content for the test will come from.

I’m loving the Spring-time weather we’ve had over the past week, but I’m pretty sure Old Man Winter is just hiding out somewhere and will make another appearance before leaving for good this season.

The February dance will be made up this Friday, Feb. 28th the cost is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. The dance ends promptly at 5pm and students need to be picked up from the back cafeteria entrance.

In The Classroom:

This week’s bell ringers will cover subject matter in art (there will be questions on the mid term test about this content also).

6th grade: Students will have a lesson introducing Subject Matter in art on Mon. There will be homework due Tues. & a quiz over this information on Tues. Students will finish zendala designs this week and will also paint their pinch pots.

7th grade: will finish their Egyptian style self portraits this week.

8th grade: will continue to work on their Pop Art paintings this week. They will also be given a reading assignment about artist Matthew Brady after their test on Wed. and the questions from this text will be due on Thursday.

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

Warming Up & We are in school!!!!

     Posted on February 16th, 2014 by admin

GREETINGS ALL:

 

I think this week is our warm up week…..I’m seeing 60+ degrees in the forecast. I believe the snow will melt away. As much as I love the beauty of the snow scene…..I guess I’m ready to see it go so that we can get back to a normal routine at school.

We were in the classroom for four days last week and we accomplished much.

6th grade learned about the art of ancient China and made a pinch pot. The early culture of China is noted for their work in clay and pinch pots were some of the earliest methods of modeling clay. These will need to air dry for the next week before the students paint them. This week we will talk about the various ways to create sculptures, modeling being one of these four. We will next venture into drawing and learning about contour lines and zendoodles…… should be fun.

7th grade students finished their tessellations last week. They also had a reading assignment about the art of ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome. They will be working on an Egyptian figure drawing this week. They will transform this drawing into a painting.

8th grade worked on grid drawing and finished the week with a grid portrait drawing of one of their 8th grade teachers. They worked together as a group to complete this project. Next week students will learn about Pop Art and the artists who made this movement in art popular. They will begin a Pop Art painting.

Students will have their 2nd Bell Ringer quiz this coming Friday. Please encourage them to study their notes.

We will have 6th grade art club this Thursday, Feb. 6th

     Posted on February 5th, 2014 by admin

If we are in school tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 6th we will have our regular scheduled 6th grade Art Club from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Make sure your ride is at school no later than 4:30pm at the front of the building to pick you up.

Just Checking In…..

     Posted on February 4th, 2014 by admin

I THINK WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THEM!!!!!

Well………….I’m at home as are most of you. I just thought I’d check in and let my students know that although we aren’t in the classroom I still am thinking about the art classroom. I have all turned in work graded and grades are presently posted in Infinite Campus. Parents make sure you check your students grades and remind them of any missing assignments that they need to work on while we are out of school for snow days.

Check out some of the great art websites found here on my blog in the left side bar. There are sites where students can play art games, tutorials on how to do various art processes, art museums where art can be viewed and informative sites.

We will continue with the lesson plans posted for last week when we return to school…..HOPEFULLY on Wed.

Take care and stay safe and warm.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

Hopeful to have a full week of school……

     Posted on January 26th, 2014 by admin
Welcome again to my blog.

Burrr......It's Cold!!!!!!

Winter, so far, has been hazardous for school. I am hopeful that this week will be a great week for art class.
In the art room: We will have our first bell ringer quiz of the 9 weeks this Friday, Jan. 31st. Students should study their bell ringers this week as we go over the daily questions. I will also collect the student’s bell ringers this week and give a grade for completion. Students need to make sure they are all up to date with the daily questions.
Students will finish their art portfolio folder designs before beginning new projects applying the Elements of Art & Principles of Design.
6th grade will begin exploring the element shape as they create a collage project focused on this element.
7th grade will work on a tessellation art project focusing on shape and also repetition.
8th grade will learn about the use of a grid to help draw in proportion. They will begin with some basic drawings then venture into a more advanced project.
***Please see my last Blog post that is linked to artist’s at each grade level who we will explore.
Cross your fingers and say your prayers that we will have a full week without weather (or other) interruptions.
Keep Smiling……………………Mrs. Pulliam :)

MLK Day….no school

     Posted on January 20th, 2014 by admin

Welcome to Pulliam’s Creative Studio…………….

Well…..here we go….we missed last Friday due to snow & then out today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I have been listening to the weather reports today and it is possible that we might be out on Tues…….(let’s hope they get the forecast wrong, so that we can get back to the art room).

We missed last Friday…which was the 2nd Reward Day. This event will not be rescheduled. However, students who earned this event will still be compensated with a chance to win a prizes which will be awarded sometime this week.

THIS WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM:

I will collect bell ringers this Friday and we will have our first bell ringer quiz of the nine weeks. I hope students will take this seriously and look over their bell ringer questions as a study guide.

6TH GRADE: students will finish their creative name designs this week. The next topic will be a study of the importance & use of the Elements of Art. I am looking at a collage project to help students incorporate the elements and to also introduce the Principles of Design. We will look at artist, Henri Matisse for inspiration.

7TH GRADE: students will finish their name designs this week. Their next art project will deal with the patterns of a tessellation. I will introduce and discuss artist M.C. Escher and his influence with tessellations.

8TH GRADE: students will finish their name designs this week. They will then begin to learn about the use of a grid in drawing. We will take a look at artist, Chuck Close and his enlarged grid portraits.

Doesn’t all of that sound like fun times? I sure think so…….Take a few minutes to research the mentioned artists by following the links for each.

HAVE A TOTALLY AWESOME DAY!!!!

Mrs. Pulliam