Peninsula Hands on Art, Gig Harbor, Peninsula School District art programs and projects

 


PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Project Descriptions for 2019 - 2020


"Hanging With Calder"
Guest Artist: Kit Kuhn

Training Dates:
Tuesday September 24, 2019 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wednesday September 25, 2019 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School

Students will design and create copper wire pendants based on the inspirational work of historical artist Alexander Calder. Students will learn simple metal-working techniques and get a chance to use the tools professional jewelers use. Project developed by local jeweler Kit Kuhn.
Learning Goals:
       
  • Life and work of historical artist Alexander Calder    
  • Properties of metal as an art medium    
  • Use and techniques of metal working tools    
  • Jewelry as wearable art / local artist profile - Kit Kuhn

View training video of this project for grades 3-5.

View training video of this project for grades K-2.


"The Magic of Molas"
AGuest Artist: Hannah Jay

Training Dates:
Tuesday November 19, 2019 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wednesday November 20, 2019 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School

Travel with Hands on Art to the San Blas Islands near The Panama Canal where Kuna people make and wear the most colorful MOLAS (decorated clothing) out of embroidery and fabric. Explore animal designs of the jungle (or your own imagination) and create ART using the MOLA-STYLE of both organic and geometric shapes, patterns and lines.
Learning Goals:
       
  • History and geographical inspiration of Guna people and the San Blas Islands, Panama    
  • Recognize organic and geometric shapes in art and create them yoursel    
  • Create a layered design and use bright colors to draw & collage a cut paper design    
  • Local artist profile- Hannah Jay


"Waste Not's"
Guest Artist: Mandi Thorne

Training Dates:
Tuesday February 4, 2020 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wednesday February 5, 2020 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School

One man's trash is another man's treasure! Inspired by the work of Pacific NW artist Marita Dingus students will make personal whimsical sculptures with wire and cloth and then decorate them with recycled and found objects. Old CD's, ribbon, shells….time to clean out the junk drawer!
Learning Goals:
       
  • History and culture of recycled art    
  • Artist profile of contemporary Pacific NW artist Marita Dingus    
  • Spontaneous creativity of working with miscellaneous found objects    
  • Local artist profile - Mandi Thorne


"The Art of Sumi-e"
Guest Artist: Lois Yoshida

Training Dates:
Tuesday April 7, 2020 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wednesday April 8, 2020 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School

In this project, students will learn about the Japanese art form of Sumi-e painting. Each child will have the opportunity to work with artist grade supplies to create their own masterpiece based on the work of local Sumi-e artist Lois Yoshida.
Learning Goals:
       
  • History and inspiration of Sumi-e painting    
  • Techniques for Sumi-e painting    
  • The role of art representing culture    
  • Local artist profile - Lois Yoshida


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