Monday, November 23, 2009

Chihuly in Toledo until February 7th 2010!

It's not too late! If your looking for something to do with the family over the holidays, go to the Toledo Museum of Art to see the glass works by Dale Chihuly. The show has been extended by popular demand through February 7, 2010 and it's free! It seems like every time I turn around there is a Chihuly show in the area. Take advantage of this opportunity! Happy Thanksgiving!
Toledo Museum of Art|Toledo Free Press

Monday, November 16, 2009

Student Watercolors

While I was setting up in the morning a student walked in to show me three watercolors he did over the weekend. He spread them out on the table and began to tell me all about what he had done. Jacob, a 5th grader from Mrs. Sickler's class, shared with me that he went up north to visit his grandma in Norwood near Charlevoix. He told me about the process involved in creating these pieces and how he would look at pictures or outside and analyze what he was painting. I was very excited to hear Jacob's passion for watercolor and asked him if he liked creating art like this. He said "yes, because it's a great way to express your mind. I love to paint these scenes because it's a way to remember what it's like up there". Thanks to Jacob bringing in his paintings, my week got off to a great start!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Former AP Studio Art Student Honored

This charcoal drawing by former AP Studio Art student, Carolyn Weber has been selected to be included in the College Board's AP Studio Art Exhibit.
Carolyn's drawing was selected out of 35,000 portfolios from 21 countries. To see other student works to be included in this show, follow the link.