Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Pittsfield Township Hall : October 31 - January 7
Gifts of Art, U of M : December 18 - February 4
Region III (high school show), Adrian : February
Art Teacher Show @ Saline District Library : February
Empty Bowls Event : February 7th
Youth Arts @ Saline District Library (elementary show) : March
Spring Arts Festival : May 3 -May 6
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
—Zaha Hadid, Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London, England
Friday, September 28, 2012
Anne graduated from Saline High School in 2008. She is a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design where she studied Fiber Arts with a concentration in Fine Art. In her short career, she has found much success. This past year she has shown and sold work at the Smithsonian Craft Show as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. She was featured as an invited artist at Savannah's Butcher Gallery this past May. Her work consists of unconventional embroidery, and sculptural objects.
You can visit Anne's website to see her art and learn more about her motivation for creating her works of art. http://annegates.com/#
Monday, May 7, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Congratulations to the following art students for winning at the state level in the following categories:
Elementary Top 75:
Sam C. - Harvest Elementary
Tea H. - Pleasant Ridge Elementary
Michigan Department of Education:
Jayla D. - Heritage Elementary
Middle School Top 15:
Maggie S. - Saline Middle School
High School-Youth Arts Festival:
Emilee V. - Saline High School
High School Top 18:
Cera S. - Saline High School
Works selected for the state exhibit were based on uniqueness, quality production of the images, and the learning statement, indicating thought and process. These works will be on display this summer and in the fall at various locations including Lansing. Great job to all our participating students!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The first-ever "I Love ART Night" hosted at Pleasant Ridge Elementary
on February 9th was a HUGE success! All classes had projects on
display in the halls that were created by students and the lobbies
were filled with artists for whom art is either a career or a major
part of life!
"Art Night" was the brain-child of PTA member Jeanette Brenner who
worried about the future of art due to looming budget cuts. Jeanette
approached Christine Marsh, PR art teacher, with the idea and Art
Night was born! It was quickly decided that Art Night would show how
art is an integral part of our daily lives. Showing the relationship
between art and real life were the following artists and
Architect Keith Fineberg
Mark and Sue Schalk of Two Branch Ranch Alpacas
The Great Lakes Lace Group.
Cassiana Ebert, Culinary Artist
Doug Bacon, Head of SAS Buildings and Grounds & Watercolorist
Photographer Heidi McClelland
Valerie Mann, multi media artist
Rachel Stern, Painter
Mike Brooks, Automobile Sculptor for General Motors
Janice Martin, Saline Middle School Art Teacher & Painter
Christine Marsh, Pleasant Ridge Art Teacher and mixed-metals artist
In addition to the hands-on offerings by many artists in the lobby,
there was a 68 foot long "peace flag" made by Valerie Mann with
student-designed hands. The art room was also open and the students
had many choices for make-n-take projects while being helped and
monitored by high school art club volunteers.
Thanks to all who had a part in making the first Art Night such a
wonderful event for our Pleasant Ridge families!
Pleasant Ridge Art Teacher
Saturday, February 11, 2012
It's that time of year again, when students have to make decisions about selecting courses at the middle school and high school. So here are 10 reasons why an arts education is important in the lives of our children!
the ARTS TEACH by Elliot Eisner, Art Education Researcher and Scholar
1 The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2 The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
3 The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4 The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5 The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6 The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
7 The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8 The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9 The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10 The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
At Saline Middle School, the bees have invaded! Some art students have generously taken on a project to support the Foundation for Saline Area School’s efforts to raise funds for the Literacy Strategic Grant.
The three yard signs which are in the recognizable shape of the "Saline Hornet", were painted in different styles-Matisse and Kandinsky in particular.The students selected these famous artists because of their use of color, shape, and line. You will also notice that one bee was painted in the traditional "blue and gold" Saline colors. The students would’ve made the famous artists proud ! The bees capture the artist’s styles perfectly, and the other art students like them as well. On February 11th there will be a silent auction for each of the bees. The art students that participated in the painting of the bees include:
Kyra R., Sansara D., Elaina V., Becky R. Jenna J. . Emily B. and Vic B.
Written by: Jenna Jansa, Elaina Veasey, and Becky Redfern, 8th grade
Thursday, January 12, 2012
One of my favorite museums is the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. If you have never been .... you need to stop by.
However, if you have visited Chicago, I am sure you have been super close and didn't even realize it! The museum is just east of Michigan Avenue ... right behind the Water Tower Place (which is home to a Lego store and the American Girl Doll Store)
The MCA is a small museum so you can easily fit it into your itinerary when in Chicago. The exhibits are always interesting to any age! However, my children's favorite spot has always been at the bottom of their beautiful staircase at the fish pond!
If you are really pressed for time, they have an amazing gift shop, at the street level, that you do not need to pay admission to visit!