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

 



Project Descriptions for 2022 - 2023


"Swimming Salmon"
Guest Artist: Kristin Page

Training Dates:
Tuesday September 20, 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementaryl
(Harbor Heights / Voyager / Artondale / Private)
Wednesday September 21, 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary
(Minter Creek / Vaughn / Evergreen)
Thursday September 22, 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Swift Water Elementary
(Swift Water / Purdy / Pioneer / Artondale)

The salmon image is found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Students will learn about salmon and how they have inspired our local culture and will paint a salmon suitable for framing.
Learning Goals:
       
  • The life cycle of salmon    
  • The roles salmon play in life and culture in the Pacific Northwest    
  • Techniques for painting and drawing with acrylic paint    
  • Artist profile Kristin Page

View Teacher-Docent Instructions.

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

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


"Gargoyles - Stone Waterspouts"
Guest Artist: Phillys Slater

Training Dates:
Tuesday November 29, 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary
(Harbor Heights / Voyager / Artondale / Private)
Wednesday November 30, 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary
(Minter Creek / Vaughn / Evergreen)
Thursday December 1. 2022 / 7:00-9:00pm / Swift Water Elementary
(Swift Water / Purdy / Pioneer / Artondale)

In this project students will explore the ways in which designers finish buildings with decorative and functional elements, and then create a gargoyle out of clay.
Learning Goals:
       
  • Historical and architectural significance of gargoyles and their function as water spouts    
  • Physical property of clay and 3D sculpting    
  • Artist profile Phillys Slater

View Teacher-Docent Instructions.

View training video of this project.


"The Perfection of Picasso"
Guest Artist: Tami Figliola

Training Dates:
Tuesday February 7, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary
(Harbor Heights / Voyager / Artondale / Private)
Wednesday February 8, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary
(Minter Creek / Vaughn / Evergreen)
Thursday February 9, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Swift Water Elementary
(Swift Water / Purdy / Pioneer / Artondale)

This lesson will explore the life and work of Pablo Picasso. Students will create collage portraits in the style of Picasso using oil pastels and mixed media.
Learning Goals:
       
  • Life and history of Pablo Picasso    
  • Design and creation of a mixed media, cubism style self portrait    
  • Artist profile Tami Figliola


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

Training Dates:
Tuesday April 18, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary
(Harbor Heights / Voyager / Artondale / Private)
Wednesday April 19, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary
(Minter Creek / Vaughn / Evergreen)
Thursday April 20, 2023 / 7:00-9:00pm / Swift Water Elementary
(Swift Water / Purdy / Pioneer / Artondale)

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 ink, rice paper, and wolf brushes to create their own Sumi-e 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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