March is Youth Art Month, a time to celebrate and support your child’s achievements in the visual and performing arts as a part of a well-rounded public education. Experiences in the visual arts promote problem solving, creativity, observation, and communication skills. We are proud to announce that student art work, grades K-12, will once again be on display at the Steeplegate Mall. See the attached flyer for all the details!
6th – Dias De Los Muertos
Sixth grade art students have been wrapping up quarter one learning about Mexican and South American cultural traditions. Our focus has been on Dia de los Muertos, a festive and colorful celebration of the departed which is takes place on November 1st and 2nd. Students have been working with a variety of mixed media to create a personal “Nicho” that celebrates someone or something special in their lives.
7th – Heroes
In honor of the Sweethearts and Heroes program that came to Rundlett Middle School on September 28thand National Tolerance Day on November 16, our 7th graders did a portrait of a hero. Students learned what it meant to be a hero and chose one from the many heroes from various walks of life. Students also learned about facial proportions and value and used a combination of paint and chalk pastels to create their portraits. For more information on heroes: www.myhero.com, www.
Our 7th grade artists have been learning about how the elements of design can be used to create unique and balanced compositions. Line illusions and patterns were highlighted in many of these, which made for some very successful compositions!
Hear ye, hear ye. Come one, come all! Concord School District’s annual Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Steeplegate Mall. Opening Night is Thursday March 8th from 5:30 to 7:30. Light Refreshments, Live Music and lots and lots of Art. Exhibit will run between March 8th to April 18th. See you there!