Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, September 9, 2016

Welcome back!! 2016

Welcome back to school! We have a lot of learning and growing to do this year and I'm excited to be at Valley!! I love working with your children, so thank you for sending such spectacular students my way! This year I plan on having tons of fun while learning and getting better at art in all of its forms.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valley Academy's New Mural and Recent January Projects

We hired Markus Tracy, a mural artist from Las Vegas, to come and work for a week and paint a mural with our students. It turned out great! Come have a look!! 

Every student had a chance to paint on the wall and participate in our mural painting. 

"The Mitten" by Jan Brett. A literary and art integration project. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. watercolor painting projects by kindergarten students.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November Winslow Homer Ships and One Point Perspective Tall Tale Characters

 This month in art we have been studying the watercolor masterpieces of Winslow Homer and recreating what The Mayflower may have looked like! Students learned the history of the Mayflower and the story of the Pilgrims who came across the ocean in it. Watercolor techniques were learned and a wash was applied to depict the sky and the ocean water.

 Ms. Isom's 5th grade class is writing stories on tall tale characters and we collaborated with this idea in art. The students learned about one point perspective and we drew a very tall character on their paper and then painted it in with background. This is what we are striving for with an arts integrated lesson! Collaboration and cross discipline learning.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Paul Klee Kindergarten Cats and Warm, Organic Leaf Patterning

Kindergarten is learning about shapes and painting in their hand drawn lines. We studied Expressionist Swiss Artist, Paul Klee, and learned about his favorite cat named Bimbo.  After looking at Paul's 'Cat and Bird' painting we painted our own!

Fourth and fifth graders are learning about warm colors on the color wheel, organic lines from nature, patterns, symmetrical and asymmetrical patterning and backgrounds. This project covers all of these important concepts and gave students a chance to celebrate the beginning of autumn!

'BEYOND THE BORDER' Benefit Art Sale for Families of the Victims of Colorado City/ Hildale Flooding

Please come support our middle schoolers and purchase one of their paintings for a minimum donation of $10 each. Our students have been working hard to get these finished and sold so they can give the money to the mayor who will purchase a memorial bench with the names of the local families lost in the flood in September 2015. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fourth Grade Integration of the Water Cycle

Fourth grade illustration of the water cycle.

This past week the fourth grade students were learning about the water cycle. The classroom teachers and I collaborated and this is what came out of our collaboration. Students illustrated and labeled the water cycle in a beautiful way!  
 Kindergarten, first and second grades finished painting their line owls. An emphasis was put on symmetry, line designs, bold color choices and learning to paint with watercolor. 

Kindergarten and first grades are learning about the changing season and practicing stamping leaves and painting in the lines!