What's going with the 
MVS Art Classes?

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January Student Artist of the Month!
Arianah Richard

Ari's artwork will be on display for the month of January. 
Congratulations Ari!

What's been going on in the Art Room?

  • Away we went! Fifth and Sixth grade classes had the opportunity to take a field trip to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. Students were able to view the museum's newest exhibit, Mount Washington: Crown of New England. The exhibit featured landscapes of the Mount Washington region from the 19th-Century. Students learned about the science, the tourism, and the history of the area. Students were able to see work by Albert Beirdstadt, John Singer Sargent, Pablo Picasso, and many more renowned artists. 
  • It was an exciting day, filled with wonderful art! 

    Fifth & Sixth Grade Trip to the Currier Museum of Art

  • A labor of love! It's been a tough year for the new kiln at MVS. After a few minor delays with new equipment, we have finally been able to run the kiln! Students have made fantastic Pinch Pot Pumpkins, Painted Sugar Skulls, Pretty Owls, and beautifully Textured Slab Ornaments!

  • Tangles! Tangles! Tangles everywhere! Students are learning how to Zentangle!  Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns. Children and adults everywhere are going crazy over this new art form. Let's see if the craze catches on at MVS!
  • During the month of November, students created projects to celebrate Halloween and Mexico’s traditional holiday Day of the Dead. Be on the look out for Haunted Houses, Pretty Patterned Pumpkins, Dancing Skeletons, and Sugar Skulls!

    • Students also had the chance to celebrate International Day of Peace by creating a school wide project. Students participated in Pinwheels for Peace by creating paper pinwheels that were later displayed on the school’s front lawn. 

    • On September 15th, all the art classes celebrated International Dot Day. International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  After reading the story, students participated in an art project based on dots! Students learned about Wassily Kandinsky, radial symmetry, primary colors, and collage techniques! The Dot is a wonderful book and Peter H. Reynolds is an amazing author! I encourage families to check out his other work. Below are links to the International Dot Day website and to Peter H. Reynolds professional website. (Just click on the pictures!)
    Dot Day Site

    Peter Reynolds

    Hi! I'm Miss Nicole Jeralds and I am the Visual Arts teacher here at Milan Village School. This is my third year at MVS but it is my first year as the art teacher. I am so excited to be back and working with all the great Bobcats here at MVS!

    I earned my degree as an art major with a minor in art education from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH in 2012. Right now I am working on my Masters of Education degree in Integrating the Arts across the curriculum. I love to make connections with students throughout their grade level curriculum whether it is in math concepts, scientific discovery, world history and/or literature. 

    I am very excited to be the new art teacher this year and to bring a lot of new projects to MVS. I am passionate about the arts and teaching and most of all working with the wonderful students, staff, and community of Milan Village School!