Our next meeting will be on October 20th and we will be working with FACE PAINT!! Mrs. Lewis' student teacher, Ms. Bingham will be teaching some tips, tricks, and techniques on working with face paint. We will be learning these techniques to face paint at the tailgating event on November 2nd for our WMS football game!
For our first 2 meetings, we did a drawing activity that required students to illustrate what they did over the summer. After we drew and colored them, we presented them! This allowed us to get to know each other a little better :)
Tomorrow, Thursday September 22 is our first meeting!
See you members at 3:30! :)
*** Make sure to have your ride ready here at school at 4:45 ***
Dear Parents and Students,
I am really excited about this year’s Art Club here at Wakefield Middle! This year we will have art club meetings to do many different fun activities, both inside the art classroom and for the school community. In the past we have been asked to do visual art for the school including: The Veteran Wall, a beach mural in the teachers’ lounge, a banner for Special Olympics, A/B honor roll displays, sets for theater productions, and many more. Doing this allows the school to see what talent our student artists have here at Wakefield Middle. As the school year rolls out, we will have projects that we might do for the school community, but I will also be teaching certain lessons to art club members during our meetings. Some meetings also might be just a time where art club members can draw and create their own ideas.
During our interest meeting, I will be giving out an application that every student interested will need to fill out and turn in. These applications can be taken home and brought in no later than Monday Sept 12th. Along with the application, students interested will need to bring in one of their own original artwork (artwork will be given back).
Selecting the members of the Art club is always a difficult decision, because the Art club can have only a certain number of members. This is due to the number of materials, open table space, and limited seating in the art classroom. In the past, many students have signed up and some have not been able to be selected. I will be selecting students according to their completion and effort on the application, effort on the students’ sample work, and if possible, prior knowledge of behavior in school. Application must also be turned in on time! Students not chosen will have a second chance to join the art club. I put students who were not selected for the Art club on a ‘waiting list’ so anytime an Art club member is asked to leave or resigns from the club, I will notify the student next on the list to see if he or she would like to join. Being asked to the leave the art club might be due to improper use of materials, not helping clean, wasting materials, behavior issues during meetings, not attending meetings regularly, or not doing work/goofing off during meetings. I will expect the best behavior out of those selected for Art club and to use meeting times wisely.
The Art club meetings will be (almost) every other Thursday from 3:30-4:45 in the art room (some fall on holidays). See dates below for scheduled meetings:
Well, we are wrapping up another art club year! To celebrate it we had a party for our last meeting :)
Thank you to everyone who brought food and thank you to my art club members for making it another fun and successful year!
** If you are a rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader stayed tuned for our interest meeting at the beginning of the year.**
I remember making these awesome tissue paper flowers when I was a student and loved making them! So, for mother's day and teacher appreciation week, we made them to say thank you!
They are so easy and can be made out of any colors of tissue paper.
You can find a video of how to make them below!
A couple of art clubs ago we made plant pots out of clay! Students then painted them with glaze, were fired, and then we planted plants in them! They all turned out so cute. The plants were donated from the wonderful Mrs. Reidel who is the horticulture teacher at Wakefield High School. She puts on a plant sale the week April 15 every year. It is the best!! All the plants are made by students!
We planted Dill in our cute little planters :)
This art club we watched a video that I thought was so powerful. I saw this video online and I really thought the message about working together was great for us to reflect on. Now, before you watch it, just know that this video was created for the Bernie Sanders campaign and I had absolutely no intentions of sending any message about Bernie as a presidential candidate. It was just for the visual message that I wanted the students to see.
After watching the video, we discussed about what the pictures of the people could symbolize or mean. We talked about what it means to work together, unity, equality, and how we really are all the same in the end no matter our race, gender, age, or size. I took pictures of every art club member in today's meeting and printed them out. We then tore them in half and pieced our pictures together. I thought it was so neat to see how they came together and fit pretty well! One picture was even of two members both named Brooke! :) We then put them up along with some personal or found quotes and/or drawings.
Our display is up in the school hallway outside the art room and I hope students and staff will stop to take a look at it and understand the message - "We all should known that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." - Maya Angelou
What is a Visual Board??
A visual board is a piece of artwork created with words and/or pictures that make you feel good or represent goals and dreams of your future. It can be your immediate future or a long time down the road. You can make a visual board using just your pencil and/or incorporate photographs, magazine pictures, drawn pictures, etc...
Here are some beautiful visual boards from art club!
In art club, we do many different fun activities, both inside and outside the classroom. Art Club members are encouraged to learn new art techniques, advance their skills, make new friends and get new ideas!