Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

Week of Feb. 9-13th

     Posted on February 6th, 2015 by admin


Bell Ringer Focus: Art Criticism….Who is the art critic & what does s/he do?

Bell Ringers will be collected on Friday and students will have a quiz.

6th grade: Students will continue to learn about and use color while creating a color wheel & chart. They will then apply information from this activity in their own paintings.

7th grade: Students will learn to use one point perspective in drawing.

8th grade: Students will continue their Pop Art Warhol self portraits.


George Seurat…..Using Color

     Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by admin

Seurat used a scientific method of painting called pointillism. With this method the eye mixes colors together visually. View this video to learn more about this unique process & his art.

Artist Dale Chihuly…..works in glass

     Posted on January 29th, 2015 by admin

View this video to see the awesome work of Dale Chihuly.

SNOW DAY…..lets get back on track on Tues., Jan. 27th

     Posted on January 26th, 2015 by admin



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I admit I prayed for the snow day!! I needed the extra day to catch up. You can blame me. :)

This week in the art room: All students will have a bell ringer quiz over weeks 3 & 4 bell ringers on Friday.
This week’s bell ringers will cover Subject Matter in art.
Friday we will have a modified scheudle so that we can celebrate our 2nd Reward Day. If your student earned the correct # of profiencints last nine weeks then s/he will participate.

6th: students will finsih their color zen doodle hand designs, mount and label them then critique their work. We will begin a unit on color next. Students will learn about the importance of the color wheel and will practice mixing paint color. This will lead us into working with color schemes in a couple of paintings. Students will also have a lesson this week on Subject Matter in art with a homework drawing assignment and a quiz.

7th: students will continue to work with value this week as they practice drawing 3D forms. We as well will begin working with one point perspective in drawing with a focus on the art element space.

8th: students will continue and finish their grid value drawings this week. They will also be introduced to early American Artist George Catlin. They will view a video about this artist, read a passage about him and answer context questions and also respond to a DQR question in writing usinf the ACE method of answering a question. (Answer, Cite & Explain). This written piece will be submitted to the student’s language arts teacher for their writing portfolio.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog today.

Mrs. Pulliam

Martin Luther King Day….Mon., Jan. 19th…..No School in observance

     Posted on January 19th, 2015 by admin




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There will be no school on Mon., Jan. 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

***There will be a school wide dance on Friday, Jan. 23rd from 3:30-5:00pm for all students. Cost is $5.00 and concessions will be sold at the dance.


6th grade will continue to work with zen doodle line in other design projects as they apply using elements of art & principles of design.

7th grade will continue to use the art element value as they learn to create contrast in their abstract drawing of theur traced hands.

8th grade will continue to use value in a grid drawing as they strive to match proportions to make their drawing reflect their source image. **8th grade students will also be treated to the musical arts as they experience musical selections by the HCHS choir students on Friday during their visual arts class. They will be introduced to the choir through the performance as a choice class offereing for high school.

**ART CLUB WILL MEET THIS THURSDAY, JAN. 22ND from 3:30 – 4:30pm….club members please remind your ride to be at the front of the school, on time, to pick you up.

****Starry Night an Arts Experience will be held on Saturday, April 25th this year. This is a free event open to the public and showcases the excellence of district wide students in the arts. Students are being selected from each school based on their excellence & skill in their particular field of the arts (dance, drama, visual & music). Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this event in late April at the Harrison County High School auditorium.

Have a great week,

Mrs. Deborah N. Pulliam :)


Jan. 12-16th, 2015

     Posted on January 12th, 2015 by admin

Week Two is in Progress:

**Bell Ringers will be collected on Friday and we will have a five question quiz.

6th Grade:  Students are using the art element Line to create zen-doodle pattern designs this week. They will be able to use this type of pattern in a variety of ways in the future.

7th Grade: Students are learning about the artist Leonardo da Vinci and his famous Mona Lisa portrait. Students are using a grid to redraw the Mona Lisa image in proportion. The use of a grid originated in ancient Egypt, but was later used by artist of the Renaissance period.

8th Grade: Students are learning about two artists this week, both from the US but from different time periods in history. Both were involved with manipulating photographic images. The first is Matthew Brady famous for his images during the Civil War and of portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The other artist is 21st century Chuck Close. He uses a grid to recreate photographs of his family and friends in abstract paintings. Students will also learn to use a grid this week to draw first very simple images and later more complex ones.

Have a great week and please contact me if needed.

Mrs. Pulliam :)



     Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by admin

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Wow!!!! It is a new year……………….2015!!!

I will welcome new classes on Monday, January 5th.

I hope everyone had a relaxed, restful and peacful Christmas Break with their families and friends. We will resume classes on Monday and I look forward to meeting my 6th graders for the first time this year and reuniting with the 7th & 8th graders who have been in my art classes previously.

Please come to class on Monday with a pencil or pen to write with along with your school agenda. I will distibute a pocket folder to you along with some information about my class. This nine weeks will review content for 7th and 8th graders with some fun art projects to help you apply that content. 6th graders may find most of the content to be new to them. Don’t worry we review often and make application of what we are learning with fun art projects.

***** Reminder to the Art Club: we will meet on Thursday, January 8th……plan to be there!!!!

Sleep in for a couple more days…..but be ready to wake early on Monday morning to head off to another great nine weeks at HCMS!!!!!

Until then, take care.

Mrs.  Deborah N. Pulliam :)

Final Week of 9 weeks

     Posted on December 14th, 2014 by admin
I hope your holidays will be filled with precious gifts big and small.

I hope your holidays will be filled with precious gifts big and small.

This week marks the final week of the 9 weeks.

A reminder, Friday is a 1/2 day…..before the Christmas break.

6th grade will finish their paper marbling project this week.  They will create an accordion folded book from their paper. Students will also learn how to create art from origami. Finally, students will finish their pinch pots this week by adding color with paint. Students will take their art works home on Thursday.

7th grade students will learn how to draw a city block using 2 point perspective. They will also bring their projects home on Thursday.

8th grade, Advanced Art, will make preparations for their Art Exhibit which will take place on Tues. from 4-6pm. They will showcase their fabulous works from the 9 weeks. I hope all our parents will plan to stop by to see their students works.

This has been a great 9 weeks  with your students. I hope they have gained new skills and insight into the world of art.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

Mrs. Pulliam

Week of December 1-5, 2014

     Posted on November 30th, 2014 by admin

December is here………………..

This week in the art classroom:

6th and 7th grade bell ringers will cover information about Art Criticism. 8th grade Advanced Art will work on morphing a drawing in their sketchbooks.

ART FINAL EXAM WILL BE ON THRUSDAY, DECEMBER 11th for all classes. Students will need to pass with an 83% or higher to qualify for the next Reward Day event which is scheduled in January.

6th grade students will continue their accordion folded warm/cool paintings. As well they will begin learning about art from the culture of Asia.

7th grade students will continue to finish their Architectural Relief façade sculpture. They will also read two short passages about artist Leonardo da Vinci and the art of the Renaissance later in the week.

8th grade Advanced Art will learn about artist John James Audubon this week and also begin an animal sculpture project. Their Art Exhibit is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 16th from 4:00-6:00pm. Parent/Guardians will be getting information this week about this. There is a required signature that will need to be returned from the student about this event. Ask your child about this if they don’t mention it.

We are headed quickly to the end of the nine weeks. I encourage everyone to work hard to the finish and stay focused. Hopefully old man winter will be nice to us and we won’t miss any extra school days before the Christmas break.

*****Art Club next meeting date is Thursday, Dec. 11th. Please visit the Art Club Page in the sidebar for special information about our next meeting and to see the sample tie dyed t-shirt.

Take care and as always please notify me if ever needed.

Mrs. Pulliam :)


Turkey Week……………..

     Posted on November 21st, 2014 by admin

School will be in session Monday & Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.

6th & 7th grade will have a bell ringer quiz on Tues. 8th grade will have a quiz over Thomas Cole

6th grade will begin a warm/cool accordion painting using geometric and organic shapes.

7th grade will continue their 21st century facade with ancient architectural features.

8th Grade Gold Advanced Art 21st Century Theme Masks

8th Grade Gold Advanced Art 21st Century Theme Masks






8th grade/Advanced Art will finish the “Junk Art”.



I hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving Break with family and friends.