This week for Art

sketchbook- all grades prompts are on classroom..

3-5th grade look at a leaf, pinecone, shell try to draw the object in 3 different views. Use color and shading to enhance the drawings.

6th grade – texture images: how to create the appearance of a textured surface using shading /color.

7th grade – pixel images

take a detailed image transform it into a pixelized image.

8th grade Art movement and Artist essay

PTA Reflections Art Contest

The theme for the 2019 year is, ‘Look Within’.

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STUDENT SIGNATURE _______________________ PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE ____________________

GRADE DIVISION (Check One)                       ARTS CATEGORY (Check One)

¨ PRIMARY (Pre-K-Grade 2)                                      ¨ DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

¨ INTERMEDIATE (Grades (3-5)                                ¨ FILM PRODUCTION

¨ MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)                              ¨ LITERATURE

¨ HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)                                 ¨ MUSIC COMPOSITION

¨ SPECIAL ARTIST (All Grades)                                  ¨ PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                                    ¨ VISUAL ARTS

TITLE OF WORK ____________________________________________ DETAILS _________________________

If background music is used in dance/film, citation is required. Include word count for literature. List musician(s) or instrumentation for music. List dimensions for photography/visual arts.

ARTIST STATEMENT (In 10 to 100 words, describe your work and how it relates to the theme)



Deadline is December 6, 2019


8th Grade Creates Personalized Logos

The students are learning about who they are through designing logos that represent who they are and what they like.

Animation hits the 7th grade

The students are learning about stop frame animation and creating personalized flip books, using 3×5 index cards, markers or colored pencils and a binder clip. Finalization using I movie each student will then film their creations.

6th Grade Scales up

During the 6th grade class we are working on enlargements, students will take an image of their choice, and work on doubling or tripling the size of the image and recreating it.

Youth Design Day

Join Detroit’s next generation of design stars for an afternoon of creativity and exploration. Bring your families to the Michigan Science Center and enjoy design focused workshops geared towards kids ages 5-14. Don’t miss out on a chance to make, invent and discover together. There will be 15 design workshops that will expose youth to creative challenges and encourage imagination.

Reserve your spot through the Michigan Science Center. First 600 tickets are free. * All guests require a ticket *

Supported by Ford Motor Company Fund.


>>Shadow Puppet Menagerie
Create your own exotic creature for puppet show entertainment anywhere! Presented by Monkeys & Mayhem

>>Re-use Chair Challenge
Inspired by designs in the current Cranbrook exhibition, Landlord Colors, participants can design and build their own chair prototypes using recycled materials presented by Cranbrook Art Museum

>> Animals’ Superpowers Inspire Design
Your opportunity to become an Innovative Designer and use Biomimicry to create design solutions across industries such as fashion and architecture by utilizing the unique characteristics of Michigan animals. Presented by MM-O-DD.

>> Rainforest Terrarium
Create your own Rainforest ecosystem in a jar and explore the diverse elements of nature. Presented by Motor City STEAM.

>> DIY Silent Disco
Express your creativity and music taste by “DJ”ing your own silent disco party. Presented by CTYHOP.

>> Shadow Photography
Learn how photography interacts with design through this hands-on printing workshop. Presented by Darkroom Detroit.

>> Upcycle Leather Keychain
Craft your own custom leather key chain from upcycled leather. Presented by BJacklean

>>Jewelry Making
Design your own jewelry with handmade one of a kind ceramic beads made here in Detroit at the Art in Motion Studio. Presented by Art in Motion

>> I See Art in Detroit
Remix image of public art from across detroit into your own creative “D” collage. Presented by Detroit Art Teachers Association


This event is an official part of the Detroit Month of Design 2019 ​program​ which takes place September 1-30, 2019. ​Programmed by Design Core, Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a UNESCO City of Design.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a new school year. Can you believe it the summer flew by

Welcome back to another exciting and new school year. Can you believe the summer flew by so fast? I am looking forward to seeing all of you back in class, and seeing all of your wonderful creations.

For this year you will need:

A sketchbook: 9x 12 max size (if you don’t have one or unsure of what kind to get wait till the first day of class and I will show examples of different styles).

Pencils, erasers and glue sticks. (I have markers, colored pencils and scissors) however if you wish to have your own set you may purchase them.

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
Vincent Van Gogh