Where’s My Kid’s Artwork?!

Kim MuhlheimAs we head into the home stretch of this first semester, you might be wondering why your student hasn’t brought home very much artwork. The answer is that I keep some of it! (Not forever, or course!) The company that frames our artwork for Fine Arts Night in the spring requires that we use artwork that is 9×12 inches. I love to give our students the opportunity to choose the artwork that they want to display so I keep any artwork that they create in that size. We will be making our choices in early February and then an avalanche of artwork will come home to you!

We’ve been working on a lot of great projects using different materials and techniques. Here are a few of our most recent projects:

  • Kindergarten became architects and created “blueprints” by stamping with everyday objects like cardboard and bottle caps.
  • First grade is currently creating paper sculptures inspired by Atlanta area artist and art teacher Kevin Cole.
  • Second grade is learning about geometric and organic shapes through the artwork of Atlanta artist and muralist Yoyo Ferro.
  • Third grade is learning how artists use complementary colors to make their artwork stand out and creating some fantastic dog paintings.
  • Fourth grade discussed how art is part of cultural celebrations and drew hands inspired by Mendhi designs.
  • Fifth grade has practiced using correct facial proportions to create self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo.

As always, you can keep up with what’s going on in the art room on a regular basis by following me on Instagram and Twitter @SparkArtAPS.

If you’re feeling in the holiday giving spirit we can always use donations of unscented baby wipes for quick cleanups!

Lastly, I’m so excited for our Day of the Arts for SPARK and Hope Hill (DASHH). Our K-2 classes will be viewing the artwork of book illustrator Ashley Bryan and our 3-5 graders will get to experience the Making Africa exhibit.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Kim Muhlheim