Posted on March 15th, 2014 by admin
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.
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
Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by admin
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!!!!
Posted on February 16th, 2014 by admin
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.
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.
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.
Posted on January 26th, 2014 by admin
Welcome again to my blog.
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
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!!!!
Posted on January 11th, 2014 by admin
Welcome to a new Nine Weeks…………..Students will move to their new Explore classes on Mon., Jan. 13th
This week happenings………..
On Friday of this week we will celebrate our second Reward Day. Students who met the academic criteria for the 2nd 9 weeks will be invited to participate in this event. Students who qualify for the event will either participate in or be spectators of a tug-of-war tournament at the end of the school day in the gymnasium. Also, during the event school clubs will be recognized. Students had to achieve 4 of 6 proficient scores criteria in classes and 6 of 9 GFE Jeans Days during the 2nd 9 weeks. Students will have a new opportunity beginning this week for the third nine weeks. The bar is raised each nine weeks to motivate our students to achieve high criteria academically as well as behaviorally. The criteria for the third nine weeks will be 5 of 6 proficient & 7 of 9 jeans days. Students & parents signed a contract at the beginning of the year stating the criteria.
7TH/8TH ART CLUB WILL MEET THIS THURSDAY, JAN. 16th from 3:30-4:30 pm.
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MLK DAY!!!!!!
IN THE ART CLASSROOOM
MONDAY, JAN. 13TH: All classes will review classroom rules & procedures and begin to create their art portfolio folders for artwork storage. Students will also bring home a newsletter that will need to be signed by them and their parent signifying that they have all read and understand expectations for art class this nine weeks. The signature is due by Friday, Jan. 17th and counts as a grade. Failure to obtain signature and turn in will result in a zero in the grade book. LINK TO THE NEWSLETTER IN CASE YOUR CHILD DOES NOT BRING ONE HOME: art newsletter Jan. 2014 3rd 9 weeks PDF
TUESDAY, JAN. 14th: All classes will take a pre-art test. The results of the test will help determine the level of instruction needed for each class. Students will finish their art portfolio folders after their tests.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15th: each grade level class will work on different projects all dealing with the use of the Elements of Art. They will continue these projects through Friday and possibly into next week.
PLEASE VISIT www.artsonia.com to check out recently added art works from our classroom
Posted on January 8th, 2014 by admin
Welcome all visitors, students, parents, etc.,
We finally got back to school on a 2 hour delay today, Wed., Jan. 8th. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Students will stay in their 2nd 9 weeks Explore classes for the remainder of this week. They will change to their new Explore classes on Monday, January 13th. Students will bring their works of art home on Friday!!!
6th grade are presently creating origami sculpture for the rest of this week. Today they learned how to fold an origami “jumping frog”. They also learned that in Japan the frog is a symbol of good luck. Tomorrow, students will learn of the legend of “1,000 cranes”. They will challenge their modeling sculpture skills to successfully fold this bird image. I wonder if any of the students will try to fold 1,000!!!
7th grade students are creating tessellations. They learned of the artist M.C. Escher who is well known for his creations of tessellating patterns. They will use their knowledge of how to successfully create a work of art with the art elements & principles of design in this final art creation this 9 weeks.
8th grade Advanced Art students are finishing their Expressive Masks as well as working on an assembled sculpture piece using broken glass. Students will finish both of these projects by Friday. I want to say that I have really enjoyed working with this group of 8th graders in our first ever Advanced Art Class. They have worked very hard, been very creative and hopefully learned more to help improve their artistic talents.
I love snow ….but I know we need to be in school……so let’s hope the rest of the winter is mild!!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!