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May 13, 2015
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Gargoyles and Zoomorphic Vessels

  What a creature…never seen before…out of the imagination, and so handsome, don’t you think?  All of our Gargoyles are unique individuals designed to be one of a kind critters!  We studied the Gargoyles of the Rennaisance with their animal mixes,and exaggerated features and scary ways along with Pre-Columbian  vessels.  Our Zoomorphic ( animal inspired) vessels, similar to those found in Central and South America, are useable as containers , bowls, and even pitchers.

The Ceramics classes made 38 terrific critters sculpted with an assortment of animal features, using their Art Elements of shape, form, texture, pattern and emphasis! We are now working to glaze  them is full color! Here are a few more to see now… but tune in before May 29 to see them in living color!

May 4, 2015
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Soaring toward Summer!

 

Our art 8Honors students have finished our G21 !  We once again virtually visited the Virginia Tidal Wetland home of the PROTHONATORY WARBLER !  Late in May, many of us plan to go on a canoe trip to actually see the wildlife of the wetlands with Mrs. Moore’s STEM classes.  We have been working with her classes to illustrate the creatures of that area in conjunction with a study being done at VCU. Our work included a realistic drawing unit followed by a water color paint study!  We combined the 2 units to create one final realistic water color!  Here you see the outstanding realism achieved by Shelby, as she custom mixed her own colors, and used several water color tricks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison and Berkeley also mastered the difficult media of water color! You can see all of the painting in the O wing on our Art Gallery wall!  The Honors students did a magnificent job!

April 23, 2015
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A great day at the VMFA !

At our VMFA today, GMS Art Honors students had a great time visiting the wonderful exhibits!  We also told and heard stories about the paintings , and did some sketching of our own! We have read all about the current VMFA Exhibit entitled  “The Art of the Flower”, and it is an inspiration for our current still life project as many of the students have chosen to realistically draw floral arrangements!  We hope many of our students will be able to see the wonderful samples of Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Manet to name a few!  Sadly our trip to VMFA did not allow enough time for viewing this art, but we hope to inspire our young artists to return with their families!  For sure, after trying to draw flowers our selves, we have an even greater respect for the work of the masters! AND, We did see Van Gogh & Marilyn Monroe ! 

April 19, 2015
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Our G21 Warbler Returns!

 

Our G21 PROJECT The Prothonatory Warbler Revisited is almost finished!

AS we put the final touches on our water color paintings of Creatures of the Tidal Wetlands of Virginia, I am very proud of the work ethic of my Art 8 Honors students!  Sometimes they are concentrating on their painting so completely that they are not even talking!  That is an amazing thing for 8th grade students!  Their practice and skill development is really showing in the work they are turning out! Even though these are not totally finished, take an “almost finished” peak at this amazing work!

April 19, 2015
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VMFA HERE WE COME!

THIS THURSDAY… Our Art Honors students will be stepping out to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!  Leaving at about 10:30, we will pack a lunch, take a docent tour, and explore on our own with a “ Mrs. Krickovic” designed scavenger hunt!  There will be some time left to enjoy the VMFA gift shop!  Here are some previews of coming attractions!

 

 

April 4, 2015
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Ceramic Dinette sets of a Personal Design !

Our 2 ceramic classes have created in excess of  80 pieces for food service!   Each student designed at least 2 pieces of a personal dinette set!  One of our students made 5 pieces, one for every member of her family!  Designs were  placed on the clay using original stencil made motifs, and color glazed to be food safe ! Most students made a plate and drinking vessel to match. Here you see some examples, all of them uniquely different!  

March 29, 2015
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Sketch books are due THIS WEEK!

Transportation Sketch books are due on April 1 ( day 2) and April 2 (day 1).  Students are to draw anything that can represent transportation realistically, imaginatively, stylistically or any combination of these!  The thing to do is to think and draw, filling up the entire picture space!  Enjoy sketching, and remember, there are handouts and helpful resources available for your use! Don’t forget because if you are late, you will be charged with a 10 point late fee!

March 29, 2015
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A GALA Success!

I just want to thank all who contributed to the Artistic success of the Goochland Education Foundation’s GALA event!  First, thanks to my ceramics student’s who were willing to intrust me with there wonderful creations in allowing me to take them to the event!  We were able to earn $78 in votes for BEST in SHOW which was won by Noelle Easley of GMS  for her Face Vessel. From GHS, we displayed 4 lovely teapots!  The BEST in SHOW in the Teapot category was won by Hannah Lumpkins!  Additionally, Mrs. Moore’s students created  bird houses for Auction and we had many Art teacher donations!  Together with all the generous contributions of so many, a grand amount of money was given in support of the Goochland Education Association who does so much for our students!  We thank this fine organization for all that they do for our school system!

March 20, 2015
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a FINE TIME at the FINE ARTS FESTIVAL !

  Everyone loved the art! As you can see there was something for everyone, there was even a plate of burger and fries. Our clay people displayed Sgraffito and face vessels in the african American tradition!  The walls were covered with art and there were 10 double doors with both sides covered in student art!  Here are some pics just incase you missed out on the fun! 

 

March 14, 2015
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The Prothonatory Warbler Re-visited – Our G21

This is the second year that we have enjoyed our research, study, drawing and painting of the Tidal Wetland inhabitants! Working with along with Mrs. Moore’s students, VCU and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we have been creating compositions that include the critters that are neighbors of the prothonatory warbler.  Our drawings are mostly created now and next week we will move on to painting them in water color!  So here before we move on are some preveiws of coming attractions!  Come see them at the  ARTS  FESTIVAL March 19 th