Posted on September 15th, 2013 by admin
Monday is picture day at HCMS. Students are allowed to wear jeans, hoodies or t-shirt if they desire. T-shirts have to be tucked. Of course they can wear straight dress code if they desire. They just need to remember to wear their smile.
Mid Term reports will come home with students on Monday also. Be on the lookout for these.
Friday is the 2nd after school dance. The admission is $5.00 and concessions will also be available. The dance is over at 5pm so make sure you pick your child up in the back parking lot.
AND NOW FOR ART CLASSES: Bell Ringers will be collected and we will have a bell ringer quiz on Friday!!!!
6th grade is working on color theory….they are making a color wheel & color scheme chart. They will mix tempera paint to add the correct colors to this tool. They will next begin a painting in art class using a monochromatic color scheme.
7th grade will be using 2 point perspective to draw a city block. They will also use what they have already learned to create the illusion of space by shading the building & surrounding landscape with color.
8th grade is presently working on an Andy Warhol like self portrait.
Thanks again for stopping by ….come back again real soon!!!!
Posted on September 8th, 2013 by admin
Can you believe we are almost half way through the nine weeks? Mid Term reports will come home with your child on Sept. 16th…..be on the lookout for a great report!!!
This week in the art room: Our Bell Ringer focus for all grades will be Subject Matter in Art.
ART CLUB applicatons will be available on Sept. 23rd and will need to be returned by Oct. 8th. Room is limited so make sure to pick the application up outside the art room door and return it on time. Completed applications will be numbered as to the order in which they are turned in. Applications will not be considered if not filled out completely with teacher recomendations & parent signature.
6th grade: Students will finish their zen-doodle hands on Monday. Students will have an introduction lesson to subject matter in art on Tues. Wed. through Fri. will be spent learning about color theory.
7th grade: Students will begin using 1 point perspective this week in drawing.
8th grade: Students will learn about Pop Art and will begin a Pop Art project.
Don’t forget to check out some the the interesting website listed in the sidebar. There is information and hands on websites as well.
Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by admin
Hey check out this page on my Blog about the HCMS artists, Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore, who created the original comic The Walking Dead that was later developed into the now popular tv series on AMC. http://www.harrison.k12.ky.us/virtual/middle/pulliam/?page_id=1488
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, SEPT. 2ND …. LABOR DAY!!!!
THIS WEEK IN THE ART CLASSROOM: ALL CLASSES WILL TURN IN BELL RINGERS ON FRIDAY, SEPT. AND TAKE A QUIZ…..STUDENTS NEED TO STUDY FOR THE QUIZ.
6TH GRADE: Students will continue to work with line as they learn about zen-doodling. They will practice zen-doodle lines on Tues. Wed. students will create a zendala (a circular shaped zen-doodle) pattern. Thursday students will be introduced to the art of India known as Mehindi hands. They will then trace their hand on to scratchboard and begin a zen doodle pattern with with this media.
7TH GRADE: Students will begin to learn how to transform 2D shapes into 3D forms with shading and value. We will practice on Tues. On Wed. students draw a wooden egg on a pedestal from reality adding value & shading. Then on Friday, students will be introduced to 1 point perspective.
8TH GRADE: Students will continue to explore many different 2D meida this week as they apply the media to the simple object that they selected as their subject matter last week. They will experiment with oil pastel & scratchboard along with other media.
VISIT THIS PAGE TO VIEW SOME OF THE IMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE STUDENT GALLERY SO FAR THIS YEAR…..enjoy. http://www.harrison.k12.ky.us/virtual/middle/pulliam/?page_id=1504
Posted on August 25th, 2013 by admin
We are now headed into our thrid week of school. Students are busy in the art room being very creative. The sixth grade jitters seem to be disappearing and a bit of confidence is showing up. A reminder to parents who are reading, you can check your students progress in mine and other classes by logging on to your child’s grades through the parent portal. If you have not received a password to stay updated, please call the school for instructions to get that information.
IN THE CLASSROOM THIS WEEK:
6th Grade: Students will finish illustrations for their Elements of Art booklets on Monday in the classroom. If they do not finish at school they will need to do so as homework & turn them in on Tues. We will next begin working with line as we explore contour drawing.
7th Grade: Students will finish their radial balanced “Kalidescope Name Designs” on Monday/Tuesday. They will mount these after they finish painting and some will be displayed in the showcases outside the art room. Our next venture in 7th grade art will be learning about the art & artist of the Renaissance. We will begin practicing basic drawing skills & techniques discovered by these artist in the next two weeks. Included in these studies will be value drawing and linear perspective.
8th Grade: Students finished their Miro paintings on Friday. They will take time on Monday to reflect upon their works in a written critique. As well, students will participate in a class critique of their peers works. Students handed in their first sketchbook drawing on Friday which was a drawing of their hand viewed from life and drawn life size with shading. This week in class we will review some drawing basics learned in 7th grade as we prepare for using great skill & technique in a multi-media drawing exploration upcoming. Students will apply drawing knowledge as they apply several new media that will be explored.
As always, thanks for stopping by and viewing my blog. I should have some artworks from the first couple weeks of school uploaded soon for your viewing pleasure. Check back to see them.
****ANY STUDENT INTERESTED IN THE “ADOPT A HIGHWAY” POSTER DESIGN CONTEST CAN PICK UP AN INFORMATION FORM & APPLICATION JUST OUTSIDE THE ARTROOM DOOR. Students are on their own to get these mailed/ postmarked by Sept 30th.
Have a great week………………..Mrs. Pulliam
Posted on August 18th, 2013 by admin
Week #2 is upon us. Just a quick note: THE FIRST SCHOOL DANCE OF THE YEAR WILL BE THIS COMING FRIDAY, AUG. 23rd. All students are invited. There is an admission fee & refreshments will also be sold.
THIS WEEK ALL CLASSES WILL FOCUS ON THE ELEMENTS OF ART AS THEY BEGIN NEW PROJECTS.
BELL RINGERS WILL BE COLLECTED ON FRIDAY FOR A GRADE & STUDENTS WILL TAKE THEIR FIRST BELL RINGER QUIZ. MAKE SURE YOU STUDY STUDENT……DON’T FORGET ABOUT “GOOD FAITH” & the rewards attahced to that!!!!
6th grade: Students will finish their logo designs on Monday. On Tues. we will look at each element of art & work together to create group collages. They will look like very large pizzas. FUN, FUN. Also, to help students learn the definitions of each element, they will create a small illustrated booklet about the Elements of Art.
7th grade: Will have a project dealing with radial balance. They will take their name to create a radial balanced design that will look like a kalidescope pattern. COOL!!!!
8th grade/Advanced Art: Students will learn about the artist Joan Miro and his simplified, yet whimsical paintings focusing on basic art elements. Check out the image below to get a glimpse of the kind of works Miro did. FANTASTIC!!!
So, I hope your child/student is settled in to being back in school & enjoying what they are doing in the art room. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY, Mrs. Pulliam
Posted on August 15th, 2013 by admin
Tomorrow is Friday & will end our first week of the new school year.
On Tues. of this week we discussed classroom rules & procedures. The remainder of the week has been spent learning about logo design. Students in all grades have brain stormed words for their logo & drawn 4 rough ideas. The students are now choosing their favorite to which they will enlarge & add color to.
All students should have brought a newsletter home for you to sign. It is due tomorrow/Friday. If you child didn’t bring it home you can make a print of it from this link. ART NEWS PUBLICATION #1 2013-14
Visit my blog on Monday to find out what is in store for next weeks classes.
Have a great day,
Posted on August 4th, 2013 by admin
I will begin my school year this coming Thursday, Aug. 8th with my fellow HCMS teachers. You, however, will not begin until the following Tues., Aug. 13th. I am really looking forward to meeting all of my new students and getting started in this school year.
Here is a copy of the Art Newsletter for the first nine weeks if you want a sneak peak.
ART NEWS PUBLICATION #1 2013-14 Students and parents will need to read over the newsletter & sign and return it for part of your grade.
Enjoy your last week of summer break!!!
Posted on July 24th, 2013 by admin
It won’t be long until school begins again. Students will join the faculty on Tues., Aug. 13th. I hope they are as excited to get started as I am.
Enjoy the last few days of summer break…..but get ready for a great year at HCMS.
See you soon……………..Mrs. Pulliam
Posted on May 25th, 2013 by admin
We made it!!!!! 2012-13 is history… We will be back strong in Aug. come back this summer to my blog… I plan to post photos of some of the great art from 12/13. Have a happy, safe summer break ya’ll!!!!
Posted on May 20th, 2013 by admin
Hello visitors…..we are into our last few days of school. Here are a few things to remember.
Monday: 8th grade awards 8:30am, 6th grade awards 1:30pm
Tuesday: 7th grade awards 8:30am
Tuesday: 8th grade Luau
Wednesday is a 1/2 day. School will be dismissed at 11:30am. Students will be served brunch on that day.
IN THE ART ROOM: We will finish up any projects that need final touches this week. Students will gather all of their art works to bring home to share with their families. Students will fill out an art class evaluation to help me assess the school year and how to better serve the students in the upcoming year.
I wish our 8th graders the best as they move on to the high school. I wish their parents encouragement as well. I know, from experience, this is another milestone that is sometimes difficult to grasp on to. They are growing up……………sometimes it is hard to clip their wings. Continue to be involved in their lives and their education as a supporter and encourager. They are not completely ready to fly yet!!!!
Sincerely, Mrs. Pulliam