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


Project Descriptions for 2012 - 2013

"The Art Of The Forest"
Presenting Artist: Kerri Danstrom/John Sutch

Training Date: Tuesday October 2, 2012 7-9pm

Based on the work "Forest of Birch Trees" by Gustav Klimt students will learn to create their own Klimt inspired piece. Born in 1862 Klimt struggled over childhood poverty to significantly influence the Art Nouveau movement.
Learning Goals:    
  • History of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt    
  • Learn shading and creating texture through paint layering    
  • Understand horizon line, foreground, background, depth

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    "The Will To Quill"
    Presenting Artist: Ernie Donehower

    Training Date: Tues. January 8, 2013 7-9pm

    Students will learn the history and technique of paper Quilling and will create an original piece inspired by nature.
    Learning Goals:    
  • Understanding folk art and how it reflects culture    
  • The history and evolution of Quilling or Paper Filigree    
  • Recognizing symmetry in nature and incorporating the use of symmetry in art ( 3rd, 4th and 5th grades)

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    "A Push for Spring"
    Repajado / Repousse Artist: Lisa Bosselman

    Training Date: March 5, 2013 7-9pm

    In this project, Students will learn basic metalworking techniques by embossing designs from nature onto a soft metal.
    Learning Goals:    
  • Learn about the history and culture behind the Repajado technique that has been used around the world    
  • Basic metal tooling/embossing techniques    
  • Cultural images of the four seasons

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    "Under The Sea By Me"
    Presenting Artist: Jo Ann Sullivan

    Training Date: Tuesday April 30, 2013 7-9pm

    Students will create a crayon resist watercolor masterpiece focusing on the partnership of students and the local waters of Puget Sound. Jo Ann will focus on creative imaging and how it relates to watercolor painting with an emphasis on watercolor technique, puddle painting and paint movement.
    Learning Goals:    
  • Local watercolor artist highlight / Jo Ann Sullivan    
  • Achieve a greater understanding of color combinations and crayon resist    
  • Cultural images of the four seasons    
  • How partnerships benefit art and nature

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