Sunday, February 26, 2012

March is Youth Art Month!

There is a whole month dedicated toward celebrating art in our schools. Hooray for that!

Although it's officially celebrated on the calendar in March - we live it and love it every month out of the year! Haddon Township has some good news! Emily Himles, grade 12, had her piece (shown above) selected to be one of the six that will represent Camden County at the State Youth Art Month Exhibit at the State House in Trenton! A special celebration will be held on March 30th! Congratulations Emily!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kids on Fire

Our metals unit is finished! The assignment was to create a miniature metal panel using copper, brass and nickel silver. Each piece had to be smaller than 4 inches, but most are actually smaller than 3 inches.

The students do their own sawing, filing and soldering and use an acetylene torch to get the job done! To see the students' work, visit

Monday, February 13, 2012

Artist Research Project

We completed a new mid-term assessment project this year. My students were required to select one artist to research from those we discussed in the 500 years of the portrait lesson. The students then created a biographical research blog post and also an interpretive piece inspired by the artist they researched. Above are some of the students’ interpretive pieces. Click here to see more.