Month: November 2015

  • Choir with Mrs. Young

    The High School Choir has been diligently working on a  few selections from Handel’s Messiah, which will be presented for our Christmas concert, Dec. 10.   In addition, the night will be filled with beautiful voices ranging from Junior Kindergarten to Sixth grade performing famous Christmas carols celebrating the night of Jesus’s birth. Eleven of our […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Our 2nd grade pharaohs collected a pyramid of food cans to donate to the Mid South Food Bank. What a great reminder to be thankful for our many blessings!

  • Visual Analysis

    Art History is not just about memorizing the titles and dates of images.  One of the first things that students learn in this class is the importance of understanding the influences, both external and internal, that inform a work of art. Recently I asked my eleventh grade students to complete a visual analysis of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s […]

  • Artist Inspiration

    Since time immemorial, an integral facet of training fledgling artists has been the study and imitation of master artists.  Leonardo da Vinci spent years copying the work of his teacher, Andrea Verrocchio, among others, before he was permitted to put his own brush to wood or canvas.  Michelangelo spent years in the Medici sculpture garden […]

  • 8th Grade: Cross-contour Drawing

    In order to render an object with any degree of realism, an artist must learn to show form. The first step in this process is to understand the difference between shape (one-dimensional) and form (three-dimensional).  An excellent exercise to help students learn about an object’s form is to practice cross-contour drawing.  This is a drawing that shows the interior contours […]

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