I am an art teacher with the Fairfield Community Schools teaching grades K through 5. I enjoy working with the children and helping them learn to use the creative side of their brain. I hope you enjoy my blog and seeing a bit of what we work on in the art classes.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Art Walk Promises Youth Art

The January Art Walk on Fri., Jan. 6, will feature a display of youth art work from various schools. The work above by Jacy, a first grader at Libertyville Elementary, is one example of a piece of artwork that will be on display. There will be a reception with refreshments from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy seeing examples of what fine art is produced by students from kindergarten through 12th grade. This is a great time to come and enjoy seeing the wonderful creations by some of our students. This January show is a sampling of some of the fine art already produced this fall by some of our students.Of course we could not include every single student in this sampling. That will be accomplished in the spring with the Elementary Art Show in May. Every student K-4 will have work on display for the May event. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sculpting Continues

'Tis the season... to get messy, for us! It's that time in the art room. Time to get our clay projects done and drying so that later this winter they can be ready for the kiln. It's a tricky process. Above is a story teller doll from last year's show all finished. Students try to build a project that will make it through the kiln process twice, with glazing later this winter between the kiln firings. The results can be beautiful! It's fun to see our projects reach completion and make it to the spring art show! 
Kindergartners are making pinch pots. First graders are making simple sculptures like a single animal or person. Second graders are making their own version of a story teller doll (Pueblo tradition). Third graders are making an animal with a sphere like center. Fourth graders are making a relief sculpture of their self portrait. Good work, kids, becoming ceramic artists and sculptors!