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

 


Project Descriptions for 2017 - 2018


"Word Art"
Artist: Tracy Fischer

Training Dates:
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.
Learning Goals:    
  • Understanding the concept of "words as art"    
  • Design and history of the American flag    
  • Local artist profile Tracy Fischer


    "Giacometti Wire Sculptures"
    Artist: Mardie Rees

    Training Dates:
    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.
    Learning Goals:
         
    • History and work of artist Alberto Giacometti    
    • Significance of gesture and transparent space in sculpting    
    • Techniques for wire manipulation    
    • " Local artist profile Mardi Rees


    "Hokusai Wave"
    Artist: Tiffany Place

    Training Dates:
    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.
    Learning Goals:    
  • 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

    Training Dates:
    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 (Rainer) 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.
    Learning Goals:    
  • History of Mt. Tahoma (Mt Rainer)    
  • Foreground, middle-ground and background perspective in art    
  • Local artist profile Krysten Deady


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