Tues. October 10, 2017 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wed. October 11, 2017 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School
Students will learn about the concept of using "words as art" and build their own story around the American flag.
Understanding the concept of "words as art"
Design and history of the American flag
Local artist profile Tracy Fischer
View training video of this project for grades 3-5.
View training video of this project for grades K-2.
"Giacometti Wire Sculptures"
Artist: Mardie Rees
Tues. January 9, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Tues. January 16, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School
Alberto Giacometti expressed transparent presence in his work. Students will learn about the importance of "gesture" when sculpting. They will create their own Giacometti influenced stick figure in wire and learn traditional concepts of positive and negative shapes and suspending line in three dimensions.
- History and work of artist Alberto Giacometti
- Significance of gesture and transparent space in sculpting
- Techniques for wire manipulation
- " Local artist profile Mardi Rees
Artist: Tiffany Place
Tues. March 6, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Tues. March 13, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School
This lesson will explore the life and work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Students will create their own Hokusai Wave using oil pastels. Project will focus on shading techniques and warm and cool colors.
Life and history of artist Katsushika Hokusai
Design and creation of oil pastel Hokusai Wave
Understanding the concept of warm and cool colors
Local artist profile Tiffany Place
The Perspective of Mt. Tahoma"
Artist: Krysten Deady
Tues. May 1, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Wed. May 2, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School
In this project students will explore the history of Mt. Tahoma (Rainier) and the unique realm of perspective and point of view in art. They will paint their own Mt. Tahoma in perspective on three fiberglass squares with foreground, middle-ground and background elements.
History of Mt. Tahoma (Mt Rainier)
Foreground, middle-ground and background perspective in art
Local artist profile Krysten Deady