Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Art Adventure: Spacewalk!

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
$5.00 per child or $13.00 per family
All ages: children under 5 need to be accompanied by an adult.

3-2-1 Blast Off! Journey into space and travel around the planets. Come create intergallactic art, design your own constellations and aliens, and try out our outer space science experiments!

Advance registration preferred. Sign up today! Call 801-491-0825
For more information contact Julie Hall @801-836-0506
or visit

See pictures from our last Art Adventure: Art Safari

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Artists of the Week

Intermediate Artists

Jacob L.

I love having Jacob in my art class because not only is he a great kid to be around, but he is also a great artist. I see a lot of natural ability in Jacob
, I knew it when I had the students drawing three dimensional objects. Jacob chose a "Captain Jack Sparrow" compass which I thought would be rather difficult for Jacob to render as a pencil drawing because it is a polygon shape with 6 sides. Jacob showed me his drawing and I was amazed at how well he had drawn the compass, all of the sides were there and he made it look like a three-dimensional line drawing on paper! Way to go Jacob!

Jacob also has natural ability with color mixing, he knows how to mix most colors, and usually has the answers to the questions I ask the class. He ob
viously likes art and shows a real desire to learn and excel. Thank you very much for your contribution to the class Jacob, you are an awesome artist, and I am so glad I get to teach you art!

Anna B.

Anna has only been with us for a few weeks now, but I have
been amazed at how much she already knows. I gave an assignment to draw a dinosaur out of the kids' imaginations, then I asked them to take a look at some dinosaur books I had place on the table in front of them, and to draw another dinosaur using some of the things they observed in the books (not to copy the dinosaur out of the book, just use the book as reference material for drawing their own dinosaur). Anna's was an excellent example of how using reference material can help us refine what we draw even when we are making up things in our imagination. The dinosaur went from being a generic round head/round body dinosaur to one with character and shape more that of a real dinosaur. Yet her dinosaur was still one of her own creation.

Anna has a lot of natural talent, she can look at and draw anything I ask her to and her attention to little details is amazing. I am so glad to have Anna in my class! Keep on creating Anna, you are wonderful!

Junior. Artists

Ashley D.

It is so great to have Ashley in our Jr. Artists Class every Monday. Ashley always come to class with a smile on her face and a great attitude. She is smart, creative, and full of great ideas. Ashley is never afraid to try something new!

This week in class we learned about positive and negative space and studied
the paper cutouts of Henri Matisse. Inspired by the story of Icarus we created our own paper cutouts using positive and negative space. The story of Icarus is a greek myth where a young boy tries to fly, but goes to close to the sun and his wings fall apart. Ashley's art captures the emotion and drama of the story. Great job Ashley! Congratulations on being our Jr. Artist of the Week.

Below you can see Ashley's artwork and the artwork of Henri Matisse.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jr. Artist of the Week

Emma C.

This week's Jr. Artist is Emma C. I chose Emma this week because she spent so much time on her artwork. I could tell that she was thinking about the details, and taking her time. We created moonlight landscapes inspired by the book
Owl Moon. Emma carefully drew smooth snow and beautiful trees to create her unique picture. She also drew it on pink construction paper which gave it a beautiful glow. Emma is bubbly and fun and loves art. Check out her fantastic pictures below.

Click on either image to see a larger version

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February Gallery Night

Thanks to everyone who participated in our February Gallery Night last week. We had a great time putting it together and hope you had fun.

For more pictures of gallery night visit our Flickr page.

Mark your calendars! Our next gallery exhibit will be during our St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 14th from 10:00-Noon. Our St. Patrick's Day Celebration will have face painting, The Balloon Guy, Cookie Decorating, Leprechaun Games, and Fantasic Door Prizes like Deer Valley Lift Tickets, massages, and books from Scholastic.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Artists of the Week

Junior Artist
Jacob R.

Jacob is such a joy to have in our J
r. Artists class. He always spends time thinking about his artwork before he begins. He is careful and deliberate, but also very creative. His natural talent shows in all his art, and overall he is a really nice kid!

I chose Jacob this week because of his great attitude and his fantastic turtle print. We made prints using styrofoam plates and paint. You can see Jacob's turtle as a sketch, and his final print. Jacob always puts in great detail and tries his best!

Intermediate Artist
Katie K.

On the very first day I had Katie in my class I knew she was special. Talented is a very good word for her, because Katie has the ability to pick up a pencil, crayon, paint, you name it and just intuitively know how to use it. She has a natural gift for art. I remember the first time I gave an assignment to draw shapes, and came over to her seat at the table. I was amazed to see her natural ability not only to draw the shapes in their three dimensional form, but to shade them and make them look real.

Katie drew the Lion’s head at the Art Safari and did an excellent job of catching the look of the lion from the side, she can sit and draw what she sees.

I am very glad I have Katie in my class and I am confident that she will excel in the things she does both in the class and outside of the class, because she h
as both natural talent and drive to do well.

Way to go Katie!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Junior Artist of the Week

Elizabeth K.

This week our Jr. Artist class learned about the importance of lines in art. We looked at the book Harold and the Purple Crayon and created our own stories using simple lines and simple colors.

Elizabeth is an imaginative artist who always helps in class and always does her best artwork. I love how she adds dinosaurs to everything! Check out Elizabeth's Art and you will see what I mean. You can click on a picture to see it bigger.

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