We brought out the 'squeezy' paint this week and poured our own palettes. Students in the paint center worked with red, yellow and blue paints to mix their own, unique colors. The youngers worked on a mural with their favorite mixes. Some of the olders tried the color wheel challenge- successful finishers will get to work on larger pieces of thick paper for their next paintings! Looking forward to that...
The art room floor got a colorful makeover. It now allows us a space to gather at the beginning and end of classes and also acts as a convenient learning tool. Check out the stop-motion video Ms. Suzanne made while working on this project.
We were honored to be a part of a group art show with Timson Hill Preschool students this past month at Moore Free Library in Newfane. Our students displayed their paintings, drawings and puppets. Many local families and neighbors stop by the show and left us wonderful comments. Read below:
Alyssa Peck- very beautiful
Steven and Karren Meyer- very fun and festive
Robin Davis- A wonderful celebration of creativity! Fabulous to see the art of former Timson Hill Preschool students. Thank you all!
Erika Goldstein- great stuff!
Bobby Holden- Fun!
Rachel Hammond- Wonderful!
Bud Bergmann- the future looks good.
Ellie Lemire- Thank goodness for 'our' children! Great.
Stephanie Chris- Beautiful artwork!
Anne Tagariello- I am in awe at the talent on display here! Wow!
Kelsey, Jasper & Quinn Connolly- What a wonderful way to celebrate our children's creativity. Thank you art teachers.
Denise- A wonderful display of art!
We loved the creative artwork! -The Towle Family
Elizabeth & Reece Johnson- Fun! Wow!
For 35 years the Arts Council of Windham County has sponsored Student Art Month. Many local shops, libraries, and community spaces are transformed into vibrant gallery spaces. NewBrook was asked to contribute work to the Student Art Month Show at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro. Stop by the library any time in March to see the show. NewBrook artists on display: Kyla, Cedric, Alicia, Adam, Evelyn, Christian, Spencer, Dakota, Lucas, Adin, Isaac, Icabaud, Aubrey, Destiny, Sheridan, Marcus, Chelsea, Isabel, Ansley, Aspen, Miles, Soren and Cameron.
All the students shown above accepted and finished the "35 Color Mixing Challenge" last week in art. Using only red, blue, yellow and black and white they were able to mix 35 distinct colors. This was no easy feat-- they had to be focused, fast mixers to get it done. Behind them you can also see a larger palette of colors. Student mixed a favorite color and added it to the collaborative piece. They also named their colors and got very creative with this venture. This large piece is on display outside the art room so stop by and check it out. Nice work, everybody!
We have also been exploring drawing and collage this year. Students have created a wide range of work. Check it out.
It has been a busy couple months working with sculpture. The room has been filled with all sorts of building materials: cardboard, wood scraps, plastic caps, cardboard tubes, tape, glue, rubber bands, wire...Students have worked hard attaching and balancing these items into structures of all kinds. Check out some of our work below!
We have been exploring sculpture in our studios this fall. Students had lots of fun working with modeling clay a few weeks ago. We had to take a lot of photos to document their creations...all the clay went back in the 'pot' at end of class.
It has been a full year of creative exploration in art this year. Here are some photos to look back at some of the ways we worked and the things we made.
This year we are exploring the art room through open art centers. We started the year with drawing, painting and collaging. Students were excited and creative. We look forward to exploring new media every couple of weeks. Check out the T.A.B website to learn more about how we are learning and working this year.
Suzanne Paugh, Art Teacher
802-365-7536 ext: 108
Make Art Every Day!