Sunday, February 1, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pittsfield Twp. Art Show

K-12  Show
November 3, 2014
 - January 5, 2015
W. Michigan Ave | Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9721
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm 

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Origami Project

The Origami Project began with inspiration by local Saline dentist Dr. Carola Gerigk. Her interest in Japanese culture and concern for the recovery from the Tsunami of 2011 fueled this idea. Our goal at Heritage is to create 1,000 origami cranes and send them to Japan as a sign of hope.

It all started last spring with the 5th grade making origami cranes. With a total of 300 cranes made from last year, this years 5th grade has a tall order ahead of itself. We will begin creating origami cranes this October and ask every 5th grade student to contribute at least one. This endeavor will teach kids not only the art of paper folding through the construction of a crane, but it will teach kids about Japanese history and culture, and the challenges that Japan faces today.

Stay tuned for updates on The Origami Project. Future posts will include classroom photos, testimonials, and examples of origami cranes made by students. Follow our journey as we acquire more resources and inch closer to reaching our goal of 1,000 origami cranes to send to The Children’sPeace Monument in Japan.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5th Grade Perspective Drawing

One of the most exciting things for me as an Art teacher is to see students create outside of school. Especially when they exercise a technique that we study in class. That's exactly what happened when Brenna Crawford brought in her one-point perspective drawing to me this morning.

We've been studying perspective drawing for about 5 days now and I am very happy to see all the students taking interest in this technique. Brenna has a strong understanding of the tools and techniques used in the process.  Once she shared her drawing with me I just had to post it on the blog. I even asked her to explain her thought process to go along with the post. Please see what she has to say down below.

1. Describe how you constructed your drawing/room.
First I just followed directions from Mr. McCown at home, that's what got me started but then I started using my imagination, and I looked on line for inspiration, but nothing spoke to me. So I only used my imagination and that got me in the zone.

2. Explain how you came up with the items, details, and ideas to fill your room. 
Well, after failing to get inspiration from the internet, I looked around my house, I looked in my living room, that's where I got the couch idea. I also saw my fire place and then I remembered that at school my friend Isabella and I made a fire place, so I made a fire place and couch. Also, the picture on the ceiling, actually the picture came to me when I was sleeping. My friend has a picture above her and that just seemed cool, so I used it. So that's how it got the ideas.

-Brenna Crawford - 5th Grade Heritage Art / Mrs. Widman's Class