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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

So...What is Art?


Well, my 1st through 5th grade students answered that questions on their Monochromatic Hands that they created for Back to School Night.  I saw this idea on another blog - but I cannot figure out where (if it's YOU let me know - so I can give you credit)!  It was a huge hit with all the visitors at Back to School Night.  If you want to see what the individual hands look like check out out Artsonia Gallery.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Art Room WISH List!

Well, it's not quite Back to School but I have seen the ads on TV so it must be coming soon!  While you are out and about shopping for school supplies there are a few items on the Art Room Wish List that I would love to have some EXTRA of...so, here is my WISH LIST.  There are also a few items that you will find around your house - don't throw them away - donate them!  All donations are greatly appreciated.  Just place them in a bag and have your child drop them off at the Art Room.  Thank you!!!

Wish List/Donation List for the Art Room
Clorox or Lysol Wipes
Lysol Healthy No-Touch Hand Soap Dispenser
Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap Refills

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

Tissues

Quart or Gallon size Ziplock bags

Hand sanitizer

Donations
Styrofoam Egg Cartons
Rinsed out yogurt cups/icing containers
Plastic bottle caps in different colors & sizes

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Perfect Hole Punch

The simple hole punch...somehow it seems to cause difficulty for little hands! I saw these in the Nasco catalog and decided to purchase 6, just to see if they really are as EASY as their title indicates! Well, the "Paper Pro Easy Punch One-Hole Punch" does not disappoint! Wow, they are SO EASY for little hands! Yes, they are more expensive ($3.30 each) but they WORK and how many times do you really buy hole punches anyway!?! I say they are worth it! 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Presentation of Elementary Artwork for the Spring Music Concerts!

Over the next few weeks the 4 elementary schools will have their Spring Music Concerts at the Ridge PAC. For the first time, the elementary art teachers created a slideshow of elementary artwork to run before the concerts. What a fantastic way to advocate for the ARTS!  Amazingly enough the presentation was created in Google Docs, each teacher added their own photos - no e-mailing photos or mailing CDs!  Here is a preview...Enjoy!!!
Hint - click the forward arrow to move through the presentation more quickly!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Exhibit at NJPAC

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NJPAC - Spring 2012

One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. Throughout the months of April & May 6 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 was Sunday, April 22, 2012.

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



Have you seen what's new at ARTSONIA?

ARTSONIA Snappables are jewelry made from ART.  The pendant necklace is magnetic and the SNAPS are printed with artwork and are interchangeable on the pendant!  As you can see from the photo below the artwork can be printed in its original format (square or rectangle - in the box below) or you can have the artwork printed so it fills the circular pendant (out of the box below).  What a great way to actually WEAR some artwork!  You can check out the Mount Prospect ARTSONIA GALLERY HERE!
 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Celebrating Art - We Have a Top Ten Winner!

Congratulations Shreeja!

Once again, we participated in a fairly new contest called Celebrating Art.  Artwork was submitted digitally and artwork selected as finalists will be published in a full color, hardcover book.  We submitted 80 pieces of artwork and had 49 pieces selected as finalist - YAHOO!!!  This is the 3rd time we participated in this contest.  Any school that has 15 entries accepted to be published, receives a free Celebrating Art Book for the classroom.  This book is one of the most popular in my ART bookshelf ~ students from all grades love to look through it because they find artwork that students at Mount Prospect School have created, they find artwork that their sisters & brothers have created and artwork that their friends have created~very cool!

Shreeja, 3rd Grade students at Mount Prospect School just received news that she is a Top Ten Winner in the Celebrating Art Contest, in the K - 3 grade category.  Shreeja will have her work specially featured in the book and receive an additional prize!!!
Congratulations to all 49 Mount Prospect students that will have their artwork included in the Celebrating Art book and 3 cheers for Shreeja 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 April!

Below are 2 photos of my students with the Celebrating Art books, they are truly beautiful!
Celebrating Art will have another contest this year - entries from K, 1st and 2nd grade are due to Mrs. Bivona or Mrs. Roman by March 21, 2012.  Entry forms went out on Monday.  If you need one contact Mrs. Bivona at sbivona@bernardsboe.com.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

NJPAC Mid-Winter Exhibit - 2012

NJPAC - Winter Exhibit 2012

One of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. Throughout the February & March, 4 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 Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 11:00 - 12:00.


If you are going to NJPAC 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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