It's almost second semester! Check out Mizzsmiff's art room for the latest going on in art at AMS.
I am so excited to be able to take a team from AMS to the Artalympics this year! This is the 21st year that the Artalympics have been held and AMS has participated many times in the past. I was a judge last year but have not brought a team in a while so I am very happy about our students being able to participate in the competition this year.
I will be having an informational meeting about Artalympics on Thursday, September 19th in the Art Room from 3-3:30. All students that come to the meeting MUST be picked up at school by 3:30, or have other plans for that afternoon where they will be supervised.
In the meantime, feel free to visit the Artalympics website
for more information about the events for student participation.
Welcome to Art 2013-2014
My art brochure for the new school year is as follows. All students will be given a copy to bring home to share with their families.
Supplies that would be helpful for all art students:
Handheld pencil sharpeners
Pencil pouch or box to hold supplies
In addition, students may want to have an apron or smock to store in the classroom to wear on 'messy days'
Every child has the right to expect an education rich in the knowledge of the arts and culture.
A comprehensive Art Education program exposes students to a tangeible record of culture and society. Art Education enables students to become active participants in the creation of that record.
A comprehensive Arts Education program encourages active learning by providing opportunities for intellectual growth and diverse experiences in heterogeneous classrooms. The artistic process of seeing, internalizing, interpreting and creating is student driven with teachers as guides.
A comprehensive Arts Education program teaches tolerance for differences, allows for self expression, encourages acceptance of others and celebrates individuality. The Arts foster an appreciation of the past and promote participation in today's world.