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

 



Project Descriptions for 2021 - 2022


"Whimsical Characters"
Guest Artist: Sarah Turner

Training Dates:
ALL IN PERSON TRAINING NIGHTS ARE CANCELLED / ONLINE TRAINING FILM AVAILABLE NOW

Students will be introduced to the artistic design and creation of storybook illustrations by local children's author and artist Sarah Turner. They will learn to draw their own "Whimsical character" using geometric and organic shapes while expanding their imagination to develop a character on paper.
Learning Goals:
       
  • Pencil drawing techniques    
  • Use of geometric and organic shapes in character development    
  • Understanding storybook illustration    
  • Local artist profile - Sarah Turner

View Teacher-Docent Instructions.

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

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


"The Wonderful Towers of Watts"
Guest Artist: Mardie Rees

Training Dates:
ALL IN PERSON TRAINING NIGHTS ARE CANCELLED / ONLINE TRAINING FILM AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER

The historical Watts Towers or "Nuestro Pueblo" of Los Angeles, CA is the inspiration for our "Wonderful Towers of Watts" project. Students will create their own majestic tower out of wire and clay based on the work of Italian-American artist Simon Rodia.
Learning Goals:
Learning Goals:
       
  • History and inspiration of Simon Rodia and the "Watts Towers" in Los Angeles, CA    
  • Recognizing and understanding vernacular architecture    
  • Techniques of working with wire and clay    
  • Local artist profile - Mardie Rees

View Teacher-Docent Instructions.

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

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


"Underground Railroad Quilts"
Guest Artist: Gayle Beard

Training Dates:
ALL IN PERSON TRAINING NIGHTS ARE CANCELLED / ONLINE TRAINING FILM AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY

In celebration of Black History Month students will learn about the Underground Railroad and discover how one family's map to freedom was woven into the art of a quilt. Local artist Gayle Beard has created an amazing gallery of paintings representing these quilts and will lead students in creating their own story through pictures and "quilt squares" made out of cardstock and colored pencils.
Learning Goals:
       
  • History of quilting and its connection to the Underground Railroad    
  • How to tell a story through pictures    
  • Colored pencil techniques    
  • Local artist profile - Pacific NW artist Gayle Beard


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

Training Dates:
ALL IN PERSON TRAINING NIGHTS ARE CANCELLED / ONLINE TRAINING FILM AVAILABLE IN APRIL

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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