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Saturday, December 10, 2011

NJPAC Winter Exhibit - 2011

 
One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. Throughout the Winter, 11 pieces of artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. This exhibit is sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, 30 pieces will be exhibited in all.  All the artwork is framed under glass and lit in true gallery style. It is quite an honor to have work exhibited in this exhibit, art educators from around the state of New Jersey submit work.

The Artist's Reception is Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 11:00 - 12:00, then starting at noon there will be an afternoon of free Kwanzaa activities at NJPAC's Kwanzaa Celebration!

This event runs from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, and includes hands-on workshops (for adults and children) in African dance and music, storytelling, Capoeira, drumming and more.  These workshops give families the opportunity to learn more about the Kwanzaa holiday and the African Diaspora.

There will also be a Children's Book Fair, an Arts and Crafts Village featuring face painting, hands-on activities such as spirit masks, sekere crafting, Kwanzaa wish scrolls, and more.
Activities take place at NJPAC and next door at the Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, New Jersey.  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to
Beckett22  (1)
Lauren  (1)
Nicholas6731  (1)  
TY1303  (2)
Aastha6  (2) 
Rose604  (4)
Emily8991  (5)

If you are going to NJPAC during this holiday season please make sure to stop by and enjoy the exhibit! All the artwork from this exhibit can been viewed in the AENJ Artsonia Gallery.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

CRAYOLA DreamMakers Sweepstakes WINNER - Thanks Crayola!

So, this morning when I walked into my room I saw a HUGE box, it had been opened by the school secretary and I could see 3 smaller boxes, with that familiar CRAYOLA logo peaking through - how exciting! At some point in September I received an e-mail from Crayola with the subject line: "Dream-Makers Sweepstakes winner notification", I really did not think too much about it...until this morning! I entered the contest this summer (between June and August).

As a winner, my school, receives 3 Dream Maker Student Activity Centers - grades 1 & 2, grades 3 & 4 and grades 5 - 6.  Each center includes:  an Activity Center Teachers Guide, Student Activity CardsSUPPLIES (YES, I said supplies) and a cool container to hold the supplies!  The supplies included are:  3 pairs of scissors, a set of PIP Squeak Markers, Twistable Colored Pencils, Twistable Crayons and 4 glue sticks.  

I certainly have not had time to go through all of it yet - but it looks exciting!!!
Each Student Activity Center includes 360 cards with standards-based projects.  And all of the learning activities are built on three foundations:  Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences and national content standards! 
A BIG Thank You to CRAYOLA for these amazing resources!  More to come as I explore & discover what's in the box!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Mount Prospect at NJPAC - Fall 2011


 
One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. Throughout the Fall, 2 pieces of artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. This is a juried exhibit sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, 30 pieces will be exhibited in all.  All the artwork is framed under glass and lit in true gallery style. It is quite an honor to have work exhibited in this exhibit, art educators from around the state of New Jersey submit work! The Artist's Reception was Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Congratulations to Hailey (2nd grade) & Martin (5th grade)!!!

If you are going to NJPAC soon please make sure to stop by and enjoy the exhibit! All the artwork from this exhibit can been viewed in the AENJ Artsonia Gallery.






Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Check out our Monochromatic Portraits!

Welcome Back!  For the first two weeks of school the students created Monochromatic Portraits.  Monochromatic means containing or using only one color or one group of colors.   I first saw this idea on the blog - smART Class.  It was the perfect way to begin the new school year.  The portraits were drawn on 5X8", unlined index cards.  Students started by drawing in pencil, then they used crayons, markers and colored pencil to add color.  To complete the project - ALL the self portraits (over 500) were displayed in color order - it made for quite the exhibit!  It was hard to walk past without stopping and looking at all the amazing work!  Enjoy the video below!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Who's been Pinning your images? Find out...

Many Art Ed bloggers have been using Pinterest like crazy.  If you don't know what Pinterest is...CLICK HERE!  Like many of you I have been wondering if there is a way to find out what images from our blogs have been "Pinned" well there is...to find out if someone has pinned one of your images on Pinterest, use this URL, replacing

art-on-the-move.blogspot.com with your own domain name: http://pinterest.com/source/art-on-the-move.blogspot.com 

Give it a try!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pinterest ~ A Linky Party

Well, the reality of school is slowing setting in - we don't start until September 6, 2011 and the kiddos do not return until September 8, 2011 so I still have some time.  In the mean time I discovered PINTEREST this summer (along with lots of other fellow bloggers & art teachers) and I have been loving it!  Pinterest allows you to "pin" images you find online and organize them on different boards.  As artists and art educators we are a visual clan - it's just a perfect way to remember things!  For the most part I have been using it to get ready for school - pinning all sorts of projects that I want to add to my MUST TRY List!  While searching around on Pinterest I found a blogger, Michelle's Math in the Middle who is having a Pinterest Linky Party!  So, if you have not checked out Pinterest go check it out!  If you decide to join in on the FUN, then Follow Me on Pinterest and then go check out Michelle's Math in the Middle Page and add your blog to the list!  Hopefully you will find some interesting "pins" on Pinterest and some new and interesting blogs to follow and maybe even get some new followers!  Welcome Back...more to come!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Index Card - A -Day...a Summer Project

School is not quite over, 9 days left to be exact - finishing up projects, taking down the art show and getting all the artwork back to my students!

One of my favorite things to do each day is read all the blogs that I follow - Tammy over at Yellow Daisy has posted a great challenge!  It's an Index Card - A - Day Summer - draw, doodle or sketch one index card, each day in June, July & August (and you get one day off a day if you need it)!  Just get started before June 16th, today I got my pack of index cards.  I have a few days to get caught up.  So, while things are quite here at Art on the Move over the Summer I think this is a great way to keep things interesting!  Maybe you want to join in on the FUN?!!


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Come see the Spring Art Exhibit at the ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Spring Art Exhibit 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

5th grade student - Finalist in the p.s from AEROPOSTAL T-shirt Contest

This fall the clothing company, p.s. from Aeropostal held their 2nd annual T-shirt contest for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  They asked, "What makes You SMILE?" ~  as usual Mount Prospect had lots of amazing entries from students in all three grades.  It has been a L O N G wait for the results, but last week we found out that 5th grade student Kavya was a finalist - CONGRATULATIONS KAVYA!!!  Click Here to go to the p.s. by Aeropostal contest website.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Big Screen Project - NYC



19 students (K - 5th grade) from Mount Prospect School had their artwork selected to be included in THE BIG SCREEN PROJECT.  The Big Screen Project is an innovative venue for video, film, live and interactive content in New York City.  It consists of a large 30 x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located at the 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza behind a new 54-story multi-use building on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City.  Yesterday, I went in to NYC to see the display - it was amazing.  Student artwork from all over the country was included in this display that ran for 30 minutes total.  The slideshow will run again on Wednesday - May 25th & Saturday - May 28th, 2011.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mount Prospect Students Exhibit at NJPAC!

Lindsey461

Liz637

 
Jamie2020

One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. This month and throughout the Spring, 3 pieces of artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. This is a juried exhibit sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, 30 pieces will be exhibited in all. All the artwork is framed under glass and lit in true gallery style.  The Artist's Reception was Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Congratulations to Lindsey461 (5th grade), Liz637 (2nd grade) and Jamie2020 (Kindergarten)! If you are going to NJPAC this Spring please make sure to stop by and enjoy the exhibit! All the artwork from this exhibit can been viewed in the AENJ Artsonia Gallery.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

NJ Wildlife Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest - Somerset County Winners!

Each year 5th grade students from Mount Prospect School enter the NJ Wildlife - Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest. This year we have both the Somerset County WINNER and the Honorable Mention.  

Congratulations goes out to Jennifer2896, her artwork was selected as the
Somerset County Winner!!!


Congratulations to Hitha1, her artwork was selected as the Somerset County Honorable Mention!!!


To read more about the winners CLICK HERE!
To see all the entries from Mount Prospect School check out our Artsonia Gallery.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrating Youth Art Month!

Endorsed by the National Art Education Association, Youth Art Month (YAM) is a national annual observance - each March, to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. To recognize Youth Art Month, the Center for Contemporary Art @ Bedminster (CCA) partners with the Art Educators of New Jersey to host a two-part exhibit of Somerset County student work on both floors of the Johnson Gallery.

The Somerset County Youth Art Month Exhibit is held at the
Center for Contemporary Art @ Bedminster Part I of this exhibit will run from March 1 - 13, 2011 and it highlights the talents of children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Part II, March 18 - April 3, 2011 highlights work created in 6th through 12th grade. Mount Prospect will have 12 pieces on display for Part I of this exhibit, 2 pieces from each grade K - 5.

Above you can enjoy a video of the artwork to be exhibited at the Somerset County Youth Art Month Exhibit!


This exhibit has been hosted by CCA for the past 11 years and a BIG thank you goes out to the Center for Contemporary Art and all the volunteers who helped hang this exhibit.

All the work can be viewed at our Artsonia On-line Gallery @ www.artsonia.com/somerset1

Saturday, February 19, 2011

All Kids Can Create - Michael is a NJ Finalist!

Michael's Carousel Horse - 4th grade

Congratulations goes out to Michael in 4th grade, his artwork, shown above, was selected as one of the 2 New Jersey finalists in the VSA - All Kids Can...CREATE Exhibition!  Michael's artwork was sent to Washington, DC for the final judging.  We are sending lots of positive energy down to Washington, DC for the judging in the next few weeks!  This alone is a HUGE accomplishment, Michael is one of just 100 students to have work selected.  Check back to find out if we have more exciting news to share!

Great Work Michael, I am so proud of you! ~ Mrs. Bivona

Celebrating Art!

Meredith - 3rd grade







This Fall we participated in a new contest called Celebrating Art.  Artwork was submitted digitally and artwork selected as finalists will be published in a hardcover book.  We submitted 122 pieces of artwork and had 53 pieces selected as finalist - YAHOO!!! 
 
Friday (2/18/2011) they announced the TOP TEN, this work was selected out of all the submissions as the top pieces - we had two pieces selected for the TOP TEN.  One in the K - 3 CategoryMeredith (3rd grade) and one in the 4 - 6 CategoryAndrea (5th grade). These students will have their work specially featured in the book and receive an additional prize!!! 
 
Congratulations to all 53 Mount Prospect students that will have their artwork included in the Celebrating Art book and 3 cheers for Meredith & Andrea for making the TOP TEN!  Keep up the GREAT work!  There will be another contest this Spring so decide which piece you will enter!  Permission forms will be going out in March!

 
Andrea - 5th grade

Winter Art Exhibit at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Vivian - 5th grade

Prakrit - 2nd grade

Claire - 1st grade
One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. This month and throughout the winter, 3 pieces of artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. This is a juried exhibit sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, 30 pieces will be exhibited in all. All the artwork is framed under glass and lit in true gallery style.  The Artist's Reception was Sunday, February 14, 2011.

Congratulations to Vivian (5th grade) & Prakrit (2nd grade) and Claire (1st grade)! If you are going to NJPAC this winter please make sure to stop by and enjoy the exhibit! All the artwork from this exhibit can been viewed in the AENJ Artsonia Gallery.

 

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