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  • ART SHOW 2013

     Fort Thomas Elementary Students

    Exhibit Work at District Art Show
     
    What:                  Students from Johnson, Moyer and Woodfill elementary schools have been selected to exhibit their work in the annual Fort Thomas Independent Schools District Art Show held at the Fort Thomas/Carrico Branch of the Campbell County Public Library. An Opening Day reception will be held on March 3, 2013, from 4-6pm, and the show will continue to be on display through March 8, 2013.
     
    Selected students from each of the three elementary schools will have their 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork on display. The artwork featured demonstrates the outstanding talent of our young artists. This display in our community will be open to the public at our local Fort Thomas library during normal library hours.
     
    Who:                   Open to the public
                                                                   
    Where:            Campbell County Public Library
    Fort Thomas/Carrico Branch
    1000 Highland Ave.
                            Fort Thomas, KY 41075
     
    When:             Reception Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 4-6pm
                            Artwork remains on display until Friday, March 8, 2013
     
    Info:             For more information, contact Visual Arts teachers, Nikki Everett atNikki.Everett@fortthomas.kyschools.us or Jennifer Flynn atJennifer.Flynn@fortthomas.kyschool.us


  • 3rd Grade Ceramics

    Spring 2013 - Local Artist Charlotte Reed is working with 3rd graders in art class!

    We want to offer our gratitude to Charlotte Reed, a ceramicist, working as an artist-in-residence to share her love and passion for clay with 3rd graders in our district. Her abundant creativity is evident as she described her art-making processes, inspiring the students. She discussed how she uses her hands to communicate her ideas in clay, always wanting to try something new. Ms. Reed expressed how she experiments with new ideas; even as a child in California, she built sea turtles, mermaids, and bathtubs in the sand, instead of traditional sand castles.

    Ms. Reed shared several art pieces and art images with the students. She has made a variety of 'sanctuaries' to be placed in gardens. Ms. Reed includes many different elements from her life that add unusual twists to these tiny structures - from fashion elements to tea cups. She explains how she loves creating the outdoor pieces for two audiences to enjoy- people and animals. 

    In addition to her creative approach to art-making, she also helped students understand some of the science behind working with clay, where it comes from, and how we manipulate and change its properties as artists.

    Students will collect items from nature to use during a Clay Studio Day, and will explore how these natural materials canbe used to create texture in its surface. Ms. Reed will help guide the students in building this textured vessel from slabs of clay.

    These are just a few of the many great pieces created by our students!

    Thank you Charlotte Reed for sharing your skills, talents, and time with all of our Fort Thomas 3rd Graders!

     

     

     

  • September......... Pinwheels for PeaceSeptember......... Pinwheels for Peace

    Be watching for Pinwheels outside the school! 

    Students worked collaboratively to create pinwheels and posters to help remind us to be peacemakers in our family, school, and our world! The students realized that we might not always agree, but we can always try to make peaceful resolutions and work together.

    We hope you enjoy this installation of art in our community, to be displayed around September 21, the International Day of Peace.


    Collaboration: Working together to make a piece of art

  • 4th Grade - Quilting Link
    In the art room, 4th graders are discussing Traditions in Art-Making. We are discussing and experiencing several different traditional styles and methods throughout the year, and have just started to discuss the creative options, historical connections, and math applications associated with QUILTING. 
     
    Here is an opportunity for students to continue to creatively experiment with this traditional form of art...
     
    Exploring Geometry and History with Digital Quilt Design
    Check it out! This link allows students to explore creating a quilt block design. It then combines the blocks to present an image a complete quilt using their block design. This particular site focuses on allowing students to consider how they might use a quilt image to symbolically represent elements of history from the Underground Railroad.

    http://pathways.thinkport.org/secrets/flash/quilt_shell.cfm

    I've enjoyed creating quite a few quilt combinations with this site, and hope you enjoy it as well!
  • 4th Grade -

    STUDENT-DESIGNED 
    CEREAL RE-design

    During art class at Johnson Elementary, Mrs. Nestheide's 4th graders designed their own graphic design project and marketing experiement. In part of our Traditions in Art-Making unit, these students were particularly interested in how graphic designers communicate to different age groups with their choices in color and style. With an impromtu change in our art plans, students decided that it would be interesting to try to sell the exact same kind of cereal (in this case "cheerios") to specific age groups, just by altering the box design.

    They chose to market to three particluar audiences, based on age: PK-2nd grade, 3rd-6th graders, and Adults, and divided the class into three groups. Each student planned and created an image for the front of the box, based on their target audience, and helped advise each other in making sure their design fit the interests of that age group. The class then voted on which design was the most successful for each audience, and next are planning to have people in the school and community vote on the pieces - not based on which is that person's favorite design, but vote on the design fits that person's age group most successfully!

    COMING SOON: Be watching for an online opportunity to vote on the students' re-designed cereal boxes!

     
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    • Art Advocacy
      Why are the visual arts important in our schools? The National Art Education Association provides this document in order to learn some of the great advantages of having a visual arts program.
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