Pulliam's Creative Studio
Harrison County Middle School

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.

WayneThiebaudThreeMachines.jpgWayne Thiebaud, Three Machines, 1963, De Young Museum, San Francisco

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 :)

 

A Short Week…….Happy Labor Day!!!!!!

     Posted on August 31st, 2014 by admin

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Happy Labor Day…..I hope everyone has a relaxing, restful day!!!!

This week in the art room:

6th Grade: students are learning about color theory as they create a color wheel & chart. They will use the information they learn from this activity in a painting project.

7th Grade: students will be practicing drawing skills this week. They will learn how to do simple sketches, use value, measure proportion and complete a still life composition.

8th Grade: students will be creating a still life painting using the medium watercolor. They will create the painting and then add emphasis using a pen as they separate colors  to add detail.

Believe it or not…..Mid term will be coming up soon. Mid-term reports will be sent home on Sept. 15th.

***Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

What’s Up In The Art Room????

     Posted on August 27th, 2014 by admin

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I apologize for the late entry, but I have been experiencing computer issues both at school and home and have not been able to get to my Blog.

The students are creating some awesome art so far this year. Advanced Art have been exploring multiple media as they have focused on one object to create an artwork. 7th Grade have been using space in an artwork as they have created an imaginary scene of one point perspective flying boxes. Lastly the 6th graders have been working with the art element Line in a zendala pattern.

Students will turn their weekly bell ringers in this Friday and will also have a quiz. Please remind them to prepare for this.

The first dance of the year is this Friday after school until 5pm. If your child plans to stay it is $5.00 and concessions will be sold.

As soon as possible I will start uploading works to Artsonia. I’ll send information home when that begins.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!!!!!

First Week in the Art Room

     Posted on August 15th, 2014 by admin

We had a great start in the art classroom this week. Each student in art created a portfolio folder to store their artworks in for the nine weeks. Each student is working on a creative drawing idea for the outside of their folder that reflects their personality. Each grade level is doing something a little different from each other. Students will finish these up on Monday and take time to respond to their work with some guided questions.

We practiced bell ringers for the first 3 days. Next week we will begin keeping up with the daily bell ringers that will be collected every two weeks and graded. Students will also have a bell ringer quiz after the first two weeks of recording bell ringers. The first quiz will be on Friday, Aug. 29th.

We will have  a pre test next Tues. to see where everyone stands with their knowledge of art core concepts. This test will help both students and me to see where we need to go next with instruction.

Each grade level will begin a new art project next week. These will be announced on Tues. or Wed.

Thanks for stopping by, and always know parents/guardians are welcome to email or call when you have a question or concern.

 

Thanks, Mrs. Pulliam :)

School Year 2014-15….COMING SOON!!!

     Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by admin

Hi everyone….

Well, it is almost time to start the new school year. I hope you all are as excited as I am to get started. Students will return to class on Wednesday, August 13th. We will get started in the middle of the week, so hopefully that will help all of us transition back into our schedules of getting up a little earlier than, I’m sure, most students and some of we teachers have gotten use to over the summer break!!

There are lots of exciting things planned in the art room for the new school year and I can’t wait to meet all of the new 6th graders and reunite with the former students to share my excitement.

Take time to create piece of art before you return and bring it in to share with me and your classmates……I will share with you all what I’ve been working on this summer in art too.

I can’t wait to see you. And as always parents, if you need to contact me with questions or concerns before the start or during the school year please feel free to do so. My email is debbie.pulliam@harrison.kyschools.us

Check out all of the great things I have here on my blog before you leave this site. If you find a link that isn’t working correctly or is outdated, please let me know. Have a great day!!!!!

Happiness,

Mrs. Pulliam :)

SUMMER BREAK IS HERE………………………….

     Posted on June 11th, 2014 by admin

POOF………BE GONE………..SCHOOL YEAR 2013-14

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK

 

I’LL SEE ALL OF YOU IN AUGUST!!!!

K-PREP testing Begins this week

     Posted on May 16th, 2014 by admin

Greetings…..

This week news:

Monday is Hat Tricks –students and staff wear hats to kick off the State Testing which begins on Wed. These can be original, homemade hats, or any other.

Tuesday is Election Day and there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THAT DAY!!!!

Wed.-Friday mornings will be K-PREP testing.

IN THE ART ROOM:

6th grade will learn about origami this week

7th grade will finish their 2 point perspective drawings

8th grade will finish their Pop Art paintings.

FINAL ART TEST THIS FRIDAY!!!!

     Posted on May 10th, 2014 by admin

NOTICE: the FINAL TEST for Art classes will be Friday, May 16th for all classes. This was announced this past week and students were given a study guide and encouraged to begin preparing for this test.

****State Testing will begin on Wed., May 21st and continue in the mornings until Wed., May 28th.

****There will not be school for students on Tues., May 20th: Primary Election Day and Mon., May 26th, Memorial Day.

****There will be a dance (this year’s last dance) this Friday, May 16th from 3:15-5:00pm

IN THE ART ROOM:

6th grade will work with scratch paper line designed art at the beginning of the week

7th grade will continue and finish their 2 point perspective drawings of a city block.

8th grade will continue their Pop Art paintings.