Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

The Influence of Ancient Cultures on Architecture today……

     Posted on March 14th, 2015 by admin

7th grade students are studying how ancient cultures have influenced architecture today in the 21st century. View this video which shows examples of some of the ancient features and explains how they have been incorporated into buildings in Washington D.C.

Look around our hometown and county …….We have many of these same features in our architecture. The past influences the future.

This week…………March 9-13

     Posted on March 11th, 2015 by admin

This week in the classroom:

6th grade will paint pinch pots and mount accordion fold paintings. As well they will respond to art in a written critique.

7th grade are beginning a study of ancient architecture and will create a relief facade using ancient ideas on a 21st century building design. See the video here to learn how ancient cultures have influenced our architecture today.

 

8th grade students are creating a modeled sculpture of an animal this week.

***Students final exam is next Tues., March 17th. They should be preparing for this exam with their notes & study guide.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Mrs. Pulliam :)

 

March……in like a lion or lamb????????????

     Posted on February 28th, 2015 by admin

 

Greetings all………….YAM March is celebrated across the nation as Youth Art Month!!!!!

We have made it to March….Spring is just around the corner.

***As soon as it is determined the end of the nine weeks will be announced. I will then announce when students final exam will be given.

***Students will take a bell ringer quiz this coming Friday.

6th grade students read about the art of China last week. This week we will begin to create some art forms that originated China & other Asian countries. Students will create a pinch pot this week and also begin a project with marbled paper.

7th grade students will be finishing their surreal drawings this week. They will next learn about ancient architecture features and the art of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece & Rome.

8th grade students will continue and finish their Andy Warhol paintings. They will also read about artist Thomas Cole & Neo Classic architecture before beginning their next project.

When we return to school our plans are as follows…………………

     Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by admin

 

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As much as I love SNOW**** I must say I am ready to say good bye to it. We definitely need to get back into the classroom ASAP. I hope you students have spent some time thinking about & practicing the skills we have used in the art classroom. We will continue the following when we return & hopefully that will be TOMORROW!!!!!

IN THE ART ROOM:

6th grade: Students will finish their accordion paintings and will next venture into the Art of China. Students will read about the ancient Chinese culture and then create several artworks to reflect that culture.

7th grade: Students will begin a “surreal drawing” including the concepts & skills they have been practicing in class. They will include space using linear perspective, overlapping, size variation, detail/focus, placement and color/value in the drawing. This work will be assessed for a grade.

8th grade: Students will continue and finish their Andy Warhol self portraits. They will next learn about the artist Thomas Cole & John James Audubon as they read about these artists.

You should have received a letter I sent home about “Artsonia”. If you didn’t receive the letter please ask your student to share that with you. Visit this website as well for more details about how we use this venue to showcase our student’s artworks. www.artsonia.com

 ALSO: CHECK OUT THE YAM PAGE ON THE SIDEBAR TO SEE OUR SCHOOL WINNERS FOR OUR YAM FLAG CONTEST. ALSO, OUR 8TH GRADE WINNER WON THE STATE COMPETITION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS!!!! WAY TO GO….JESSICA T.

I hope you are having a great day. STAY WARM!!!!!

Mrs. Pulliam :)

 

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     Posted on February 19th, 2015 by admin

 

HCMS participated in the YAM (Youth Art Month) state flag design contest again this school year. Students in the 2nd 9 weeks art classes learned about graphic design and how artists plan for and follow through on designing art to fit a specified criteria.  This year’s theme is “Art Builds Bridges” . Each student created their design based on the state & national criteria & theme. The design contest was open to all HCMS students and there were few entries outside of the art classroom that were submitted for judging. All entries were judged and one for each grade level was chosen for submission to the state competition. I got word the other day that one of our very own entries was chosen as the middle school state winner. Congratulations goes to our 8th grade entry shown here.

YAM Jessica T. HCMS 7th grade entry & 1st place in the sate for middle schools 2014-158TH GRADE HCMS STATE SUBMISSION & OVERALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE WINNER.

 

 

 

 

yam flag Caitlin S.  7th grade 2014-15 design HCMS winner7TH GRADE HCMS STATE SUBMISSION

 

 

 

 

YAM flag 6th grade HCMS winner6TH GRADE HCMS STATE SUBMISSION

 

 

 

 

Visit this website to see the overall state winner (from the high school division). This winner’s design will be fashioned into a flag and will be displayed at the national teacher’s NAEA art conference in New Orleans in March. As well you can view all of  the elementary, middle (including our winner) & high school winners, placers & honorable mentions. http://www.kyarted.net/#!youth-art-month/cw3g

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog…..I hope you found this great news about our winners as exciting as I did.

Take care and stay warm……..Mrs. Pulliam :)

SNOW DAY….Big Time

     Posted on February 16th, 2015 by admin

My students & visitors, we have ourselves a snow day!!!!! I won’t be surprised if we have several this week.

Enjoy the snow & stay warm. Get out & play as who knows when you’ll see this much snow again. But, be careful of frostbite as the temps drop……burrrr!!!

Feb. 16-20

     Posted on February 13th, 2015 by admin

This Week in the art room:

**On Monday all classes will have a written assignment to help them review the art concepts we have covered so far this nine weeks. They will use the text “Exploring Art” to help them answer any questions they are unsure of. They will also have a portrait image assignment of Van Gogh’s to which they will add color. They will then write a dialog of what the image might be saying.

6th grade: Students will finish their accordion paintings and will next venture into the Art of China. Students will read about the ancient Chinese culture and then create several artworks to reflect that culture.

7th grade: Students will begin a “surreal drawing” including the concepts & skills they have been practicing in class. They will include space using linear perspective, overlapping, size variation, detail/focus, placement and color/value in the drawing. This work will be assessed for a grade.

8th grade: Students will continue and finish their Andy Warhol self portraits. They will next learn about the artist Thomas Cole & John James Audubon as they read about these artists.

You should have received a letter I sent home earlier in the week about “Artsonia”. If you didn’t receive the letter please ask your student to share that with you. Visit this website as well for more details about how we use this venue to showcase our student’s artworks. www.artsonia.com

 

I hope you are having a great day!!!

Mrs. Pulliam

Week of Feb. 9-13th

     Posted on February 6th, 2015 by admin

THIS WEEK IN THE ART ROOM:

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.