In painting class, we have begun a plein air project. Plein air is a French term that means painting outside in the open air. Our class will spend the next several days working outside, enjoying the gorgeous landscape that surrounds our school. We're hoping the great warm spring weather will continue!
My awesome students and I will be available after school to sign autographs... ;)
Ms. Howard's 7th grade English classes spent some time outside, enjoying the spring weather and writing haikus. Each Painting student created a watercolor painting inspired by one of the haikus written by their peers.
Our school's vision statement says:
Salem Junior High Spartans are strong in Body, Heart, and Mind. Our Bodies are actively engaged in school sports, extracurricular activities, and keeping ourselves physically healthy. Our Hearts advocate for respect and loyalty among our peers, teachers, staff, and administrators. Our Minds are innovative, open, and driven to strive for academic excellence and critical thinking.
Painting students illustrated what it means to be Spartan Strong in body, heart and mind.
Jumpst(ART) Ceramic Intensive for Secondary Students
Who: All students, any ability level, from ages 12-18
When: Saturdays from 9am-1pm
Dates: March 5th, 12th, 26th, and April 2nd
Cost: $100 a student
There are limited scholarships available! Apply from the website.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.byu-jumpstart.com/
Questions? Contact Tara Carpenter at email@example.com
ALL Salem Junior High students are invited to participate in the PTA Reflections contest! In the visual arts category, students may create and submit original 2-D artwork (drawing or painting), photographs, or 3-D artwork. The theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Students that are interested in participating will need to get an entry form from the office, room 101, or online. ALL entries are DUE (with a completed entry form) to the office on October 7th.
For our next painting project, we will be painting ordinary objects so that they are changed into EXTRAordinary works of art. Students need to bring their own object to paint on Tuesday May 5th. Check your garage, closets, cupboards and drawers for objects that can be changed into works of art!
In class, we looked at examples by the artist Gilbert Legrand of ordinary objects painted to look extraordinary. If you were absent, check out the attached PowerPoint to see what you missed!
Salem Junior High Art
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