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INTERACTIVE ART LINKS
MULTICULTURAL ART LINKS
"HOW TO" Art Activities
GENERAL and INTERDISCIPLINARY LINKS
ARTSONIA - Henry James Online Student Art ExhibitArtsonia is a great site where students and parents can see student artwork online and share with family and friends. Friends and relatives can make comments about their child's art and students can provide art statements about their work. Take a look at the incredible sampling of student art from Henry James and enjoy the talent!
CURRENT INFORMATION: (last updated 2/28/2013)
ART WORKSHOPS : (Offered right after school on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshops are usually held from 2:15-3:30...sign up for a workshop in the Art Rooms.)
-The Independent Art Experience is an ongoing Art Club held on Thursdays. Students are able to work on projects of their choice from sculpture, drawing, paintngs, etc. We also have high school students instructing Henry James students in the creation of pottery on the wheel. Please see Mrs. A with any questions.
2012 PEACE POSTER CONTEST:
This year's theme for the Peace Poster Contest is "Imagine Peace". This contest is sponsored by the Simsbury Lions Club.
PAST PEACE POSTER WINNERS:
1st Place Winner - Hailey V.
2010-2011 Vision of Peace
2009-2010 "The Power of Peace" Shafi K. 2008-2009 "Peace Begins With Me" Taylor B.
(Taylor was also the winner of the regional contest!)
2007-2008 "Peace Around the World" Britteny K. 2006-2007 "Celebrate Peace" Nick S.
(Nick also won first place at the state level)2012-2013 GOLD (Printmaking) by JULIA J. Flying Owl Print *special award - CAAA Best in Printmaking - Group 1
2012-2013 GOLD (Sculpture) by MELISSA V. Carl the Fantasy Fish *special award - CAEA Henry Arnini Best in Show - Sculpture Group 1
2011-2012 GOLD (Printmaking) by MORGAN L. Symbolic Frog Print *special award - CAAA Best in Printmaking
2010-2011 GOLD (Printmaking) by HALLIE F. Zebra Print *special award - CAAA Best in Printmaking
***ART SPARKER*** All students complete an Art Sparker during their quarter of art...with 25 to choose from, you should have no problem choosing one to complete. All paper and materials are available in the art rooms. Students must complete a checklist along with their art sparker, which includes: Planning (please have sketches of various ideas), Creating (choose the best idea to create), and Refining (look at your work and have someone else look at your design while you are in the process of creating and decide how it can be improved, please describe your refinements on the back of your checklist sheet).
***Extra Help: If you ever need a little extra help in art or if you want to just catch up on some work, Mrs. A is available every morning from 7:00am until 7:27 (1st period warning bell)...please come get a pass the day before you need to stop in...you are not allowed in the school at this time unless you have a pass. You can also stop in after school for help or to catch up on work, usually Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 3:30.
VISITING ARTISTS: (thanks to generous funding through the HJMS PTC)
-VICENTE GARCIA works with HJMS students by demonstrating his incredible talents of pottery on the wheel. He will be demonstrating one day during each quater this year. Vicente lives in Simsbury and teaches ceramics at Central Connecticut State University.
-BRIAN MANZOLLI is a Toy Sculptor for major companies such as Fisher Price and Hasbro. He shared his expertise in toy sculting by showing the process of how he creates toys through additive and subtractive sculpture processes. This was a fantastic connection to our 7th and 8th grade sculpture units.
-JIM DECESARE came to Henry James and shared a variety of drawing techniques with the students...we had an exhibition of his artwork in the gallery during the late spring and he worked with the 4th quarter students. He demonstrated ways to draw people and become more free and expressive with line...the students really enjoyed the freedom of the process!
-SUZANNE MAGNEE worked with the students creating Pottery on the Wheel...she demonstrated her exceptional talents and helped the students create incredible works of their own!
- MATT RYAN displayed his Comic book illustrations in the gallery and came to HJMS and sold copies of his Comic Book "Pork n Beans" that he fully illustrated. He brought his comic books to the school in February and signed copies purchased by students.
-SUE PRENTICE came to our school. The students first went to the gallery and viewed the beautiful exhibit of Ms. Prentices' work and then enjoyed slides, a discussion and more examples of landscape paintings shared in the classroom. It was an incredible experience for the students to see a professional artist and ask questions about her profession that interested them.
Sue Prentice in the classroom
Please scroll down to view all the LINKS, ACTIVITIES and RESOURCES available on this website!
* Origami using a step-by-step process
*National Gallery of Art - Kids...games
* Lascaux Cave Art Try this one!
MULTICULTURAL ART LINKS
West Indian Art (Haitian/Cuban/Jamaican)
Rock Art - style definitions
Northwest Coast Native Americans
Alexander Calder (sculptor)
Bev Doolittle (illusions)
Catherine Elliot (painting-local artist)
M.C. Escher (tessellations)
Peter Greenwood (glass blowing/ sculpture)
Leonardo DaVinci (painter/inventor)
Mrs. A's Artwork Sculptures/ Paintings
Jackson Pollock (abstract painter)
Mr. K's Artwork Paintings and Drawings
Vicente Garcia (pottery on the wheel/ steel sculpture)
Chihuly (glass sculpting)
Van Gogh (Painter)
Alfredo Arreguin (Painter) nature/pattern
Andy Goldsworthy (sculptor-nature installations)
Ms. Lauretano's Website Multiple Media
Faith Ringgold (Quilts, paintings)
Claire Corey (Digital Painting)
"HOW TO" LINKS
Throwing on the Wheel step by step
General and Interdisciplinary LINKS
ART WEBQUEST (Extra Credit)
*ROCK ART: Painted Rocks Webquest Go to TASKS and complete Task 2 and Task 5. Be sure to read and follow directions carefully. (You may complete these tasks without a partner.) Hand in your artwork and the answers to your questions to receive extra credit. Have fun!
Please be sure to visit the Artsonia - HJMS Student Art Exhibit!
This was the HJMS Mural found in the cafeteria from 2000-2007. It was painted during the 1999-2000 school year through the effort of many students, staff and faculty. "Remember the Past, Imagine the Future" was created in celebration of the millenium. It was designed, transfered to the wall and painted by HJMS students. It is approximately 7' x 40' in size.
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