What's Happening in the Art Room?
Fine Arts Night is approaching! Each year, fifth grade art is on display to view during the Winter band and chorus concert. This year, Fine Arts Night is on January 28 at 7pm. Artwork will be on view by the gym and in the main entrance. We hope you can attend!
Fifth graders have been working hard to prepare for this exhibit. This includes "curating" their own show, by preparing and hanging their work, as well as writing an Artist Statement.
Choice Time in art class involves S.T.E.A.M. oriented activites. When students are allowed choice in what they create or experiment with, they are better able to make meaningful and unique artwork as they explore their interests of the moment. The Choice Based approach encourages our future engineers, inventors and innovators. Below are some pictures of a "Choice Center" day in the art room.
Image Credit: Sohug Mookerjee
If you have baby wipes or plastic take-out soup containers, the art room can use them!
L O C A L A R T
Each month you can visit local artists' studios by attending "First Fridays" in our city. The Rochester area has a number of these kinds of opportunities, as well as "Second Saturdays" at some locations. First Fridays occur on the first Friday of every month.
At artist studios you can purchase artist's work and ask them questions about their process. Some artists will even welcome commissions or hold demonstrations and interactive experiences for children.
You can find exhibits and studios at the Hungerford Building (1115 East Main St), but they are also located at Anderson Arts Building by Village Gate on (250 N. Goodman Street). Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue) offers discounted admission on Thursday nights as well. This is a GREAT opportunity for those of you with a big family.