Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
By Shawn Costello
Never say anything unkind about something a classmate has created.
Don't hog all the colors.
A picture is more interesting with contrast, movement and different points of view, so is life.
Be kind to yourself if all your pictures don't turn out, it happens to all artists.
Your most patient model is the one in the mirror...Learn from looking at yourself and be patient.
Say it with paper pop-ups, folded books, or little pasted pictures, making something for someone else can be a holy act - do it often.
Keep an open mind about different kinds of art...something unforeseen may become part of your expression some day.
Purple houses, pink grass...there's no right or wrong to color your picture. Honor your creative voice. It's what makes you unique.
Take a rest or a break during a project, solutions become more clear, ideas can grow.
Paint from the heart. It will show and others will sense it.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up!" Quote from Pablo Picasso.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
- Rolls of paper towels
- Black FINE point Sharpies
- #2 pencils
- Block erasers
- Decorative papers (scrapbooking)
- Any book, calender or resource about an artist or culture
The art supply company Dick Blick has a great new program called ArtRoom Aid that works like wedding and gift registries. You can follow the link below and purchase any of the listed supplies. The supplies are then shipped directly to the school. This is perfect for more specialty items that are used in the Art room.
Thank you for supporting the arts in education. Here is to great year filled with many masterpieces!