December 17, 2013
After Winter Break, the intermediate classes will be starting a new rotation of art. Just like we did with the previous art cycle, each teacher will be teaching a specific type of art in the style of a famous artist. Classes will rotate through each homeroom, roughly every three to four weeks depending on the schedule, to experience the different style of art. At the end of the school year, each homeroom will be studying Rube Goldberg, which will double as our final art study and scientific inquiry project. The following is the artist that each homeroom teacher will be highlighting during the second cycle:
Mr. Barnard- Frank Gehry
Mr. Blanc- Dilomprizulike
Mrs. Dawkins- Katsushika Hokusai
Mrs. Loeung and Mrs. Dolkas- To Be Determined (it’s so hard to pick just one)
Mrs. Handy- Faith Ringgold
For Mrs. Handy’s and Mr. Barnard’s art projects, we would love and appreciate your help in donating objects around the house that you may not need anymore. For Mrs. Handy’s art project in the style of Faith Ringgold, we are in need of many white cotton sheets or pillowcases. If you have some tired, worn-out sheets, please send them in to Mrs. Handy. We can also use an assortment of buttons and sewing trims to adorn our creations. Thanks!
For Mr. Barnard’s art project in the style of Frank Gehry, students will be designing and creating their own buildings. In order to do this, we are in need of your cardboard scraps. While your family tears apart all those packages over Winter Break, please save boxes so we can use them to create our own buildings. In addition to boxes, please save any and all cardboard tubes (toilet paper and paper towel) you may have. If you have any other materials you think we could use, feel free to send them in as well. In advance, thank you!
The Intermediate Team