Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hello all you "art-y" people out there.  We have some very exciting news from the Middle School Art Rooms!!!! ALL middle school students will now have the opportunity to sign up for and take Art classes - this includes students who are interested in taking music as well.  We have 5 Art offerings for you to choose from beginning this coming school year (2018-19):

Art FUNdamentals:
  This is an introductory Art class. If you just want to try an art class, or are interested in exploring what making art involves, this is your class! We will learn about the Elements & Principles of Art and Design while exploring a variety of art making materials. So, it will be a little bit of everything!

Art 3D: 
  In this class, we will explore the Principles of Design while creating a variety of 3-dimensional projects. Possible art materials could include: clay, wood, found objects and more!

Art: Drawing and Design:
  This class is a perfect choice for students who love to draw.  We will focus on developing drawing skills through various projects and explore using different drawing tools.  We will also learn how to create more interesting artworks through the use of design.  *Pre-Requisite: Art FUNdamentals

Art: Painting and Mixed Media: 
  Do you love color? Love painting?  This class will explore a variety of painting styles and techniques to help improve your painting skills.  You will also learn how to incorporate a variety of other materials into your paintings. *Pre-Requisite: Art FUNdamentals

 Art Hobbies:
  This class is designed for students who want to explore a variety of art forms.  Do you want to explore art forms beyond drawing and painting?  We will explore art forms that could possibly lead you to a new hobby! Possibilities include; fiber arts, jewelry, stamp making, paper-making or even soft sculpture!

Each class will be 9 weeks long, and is open to ALL students in grades 6, 7 & 8!  The best part?? You can take them all!

So excited for all the new possibilities!!

See you in the Art Room!

Mrs. Scott

Thursday, February 15, 2018

High School Lighting Photography

One of the most important aspects of photography is understanding how to correctly use light within the composition to help get the best color, texture and to emphasis the subject. Throughout the trimester students get many opportunities to work with light, through back lighting (silhouette), side lighting, floor lighting, or actually having lights within their artwork. Highlighted below are several student examples. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Middle School: Value Studies

7th grade students have been studying how to use value in their art.  Each student chose an animal they'd like to draw/paint.  Using a grid system, they drew their animal.  Painting has started...stay tuned for final artworks....

Friday, October 13, 2017

High School: Art Hall Of Fame

This year we started a new Hudsonville High School Hall of Fame.  Each year we will be selected 3-4 artists to be professionally displayed outside the Freshman Campus Auditorium.  These are art students who exhibit leadership in the art classroom and unique command of skills and techniques with various materials and media over their four year tenure.  A piece of their art work will be permanently displayed along with their name and graduating year.  Below are some of the art pieces you can come see displayed at our Freshman Campus.  Who knows.... maybe you or your student will be our next hall of fame inductee.
Kiera Holst 2016
Josh Haynes 2017

Nicole Wetzel 2017

Hadley Stoub 2017
Brianna Geelhoed 2017

High School: Macro Photography

Before students jump into the world of photoshop and photography, I have my students take a day to go outside and explore their cameras. The fist setting that I introduce them to is the macro setting. Another word for macro is close-up. Students were required to take a variety of macro shots. They then used these photos to help them learn some of the basic skills in photoshop. Students had to work with adjusting the levels to work with contrast, changing a photo to black and white, cropping a photo, and also taking a photograph, selecting one area of it and making part of it color and the other part black and white. Here are a few examples of what the students were able to do this trimester.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Forest Grove and Bauer Elementary: Rotational Symmetry Weaving

Third graders love this project! This is one that I will certainly do for a number of years! This idea has been floating around the internet for years and I finally tried it last year! We talk about the difference between bilateral and rotational symmetry.

The first day and we paint our plates using rotational symmetry... 

Next comes the weaving...

Learning Goals: I can...
- Tell the difference between rotational and bilateral symmetry
- Use rotational symmetry
- Weave
- Tie overhand knots