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GVA Animation Shorts 2019
GVA Animation Shorts 2019 will premiere tonight at the Gallery Show and Sale from 3:30-6:30! See you there.Uploaded May 09, 2019
GVA Animation Shorts 2019
See you at the premiere showing of GVA ANIMATION SHORTS 2019 tonight at the GVA Gallery Show and Sale from 3:30-6:30. Enjoy the framed art and some free popcorn too!Uploaded May 09, 2019
Flip-a-clip is here!!!!!
Flip-a-clip is here! The iPads are up and ready to go! A wonderful third grader, Paula, introduced me to Flip-a-clip cartoon animation software. It is free on the app store and the Google Play Store. Paula showed me the ropes and I got practicing. Then, at the end of March Paula's class piloted Flip-a-clip. Paula became the kid teacher! The other grades (3rd-7th) are joining the animation craze! Look for the free popcorn and Flip-a-clip marathon at the Third Annual Great GVA Art Show and Sale! Save the date! It will be a blast! It's Thursday, May 9th from 3:30 - 6:00 (families) and 6:00- 6:30 (open to the public). Please enjoy Paula's "All About Me" cartoon. Paula is the author and illustrator of the Mr. Coconut Series and the founder of CoConut Creations Animation. I'm a huge fan. You can see her first Mr.Coconut cartoon, "I Like Pigeons" in my video section.Uploaded Apr 16, 2019
You've got this!!!
Just do your best and show what you know! Love, Mrs. Steers and your CMAS cheerleading, lion painting kindie friendsUploaded Apr 16, 2019
Art Auction 2019
Look what we made to auction at "Havana Nights!" See you there!Uploaded Apr 16, 2019
March 2019 in the Art Studio, Cameroon
This month students were inspired by Cameroon! Cameroon is known as little Africa because all the biomes found throughout the continent are found there. Sixth grade studied and painted the natural beauty large scale in collaborative groups. Other students researched the wild animals and the artwork found on postage stamps. This inspired us to depict them in various mediums. We also researched and studied the beautiful textiles and fabrics and tried our hand at circle weaving and watercolor resist batik. Thank you to Mr. Nkamla for all the guidance, support and willingness to teach me about his beloved country. Thank you Mrs. Nkamla and the Cameroonian community for all you did to make International Day so special! We all love and appreciate your Cameroon. In the GVA Art Studio we create world peace one piece at a time.Uploaded Apr 16, 2019
Read Across America in Art 2019
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Happy Read Across America Week GVA! Today we had a special visit from Ms. Joan and her therepy dog Odie. They were a huge hit and students read Dr. Seuss books to Odie all day!!!! Thank you Ms.Joan! Kids rotated through reading to Odie and drawing the Cat-in-the-Hat! They read like an artist! Artists have studio habits that help them in art and life. Those same habits can even be used to read!!!Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
They are... with a reading spin:
*Envision, I imagined that…
*Engage and Persist, I solved a difficult problem by…
*Express, My choices express my interests….
*Reflect, As I reflect on my work I think about…
*Stretch and Explore, When I tried something new by…
*Develop Craft, I improved by….
*Understanding the World, As I read I was influenced by….
*Observe, A really nice detail is….
Keep reading my wonderful artists. Reading is the best!!!!
February 2019, Ireland International Day
We are learning about the green countryside and cities of Ireland, its shamrocks, leprechauns and the butterflies of spring. Younger student have studied the woolen weavers of Ireland. We read "Weaving the Rainbow" and created circle weavings on colorful flower looms. Abstract city's represent Dublin and Ireland's largest population. Older students studied heraldry. They researched, planned and created a personal coat-of-arms. Every single motto, symbol, color and support animal tells the story of them and their family. I loved hearing all the things that are important to each student, what their families have taught them and what they value most. Every single coat-of-arms is a treasure. I will be framing them for the GVA ART SHOW and SALE, May 9th. Save the date!Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
Valentines Day 2019
It's Valentines Day and I had a day of Kindies and third graders. The kindergarteners sang the book Mail Myself to You by Woodie Guthrie at the the start of art business each day of their rotation to practice. They did a great job learning the song and keeping our BIG secret! We carefully wrapped a student in the big paper like a present! Then we took the present to their am teacher and sang the song. When the teacher opened the present everyone squeeled in delight. Priceless!!! They also finished up their line drawing unit with Valentine Cats. Then my third graders discussed ways they could share their heart and bring kindness to those around them. They brainstormed some great ideas.Then we broke into groups of four. Created beautiful hearts and cut them into four pieces. The students "shared their heart" with their group. We hung up the finish pieces as a commitment to kindness. Later in February, first and second graders did an across grade project we called Buddy-flies. One group painted the paper for the background of the butterflies and the second used painted paper and scraps to add special details. Students know their buddy's name and are on the lookout for their airtist buddy! Kindness matters.Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
January 2019, Rainbow Village, Taiwan
Rainbow Village all started with a single bird! Amateur artist and Grandpa, Huang Yung Fu used art to save his village and changed his life. Students loved working collaboratively to create our own Rainbow Village. They also created oil pastel birds, acrylic paintings, village houses and lots and lots of lanterns! Fourth through seventh graders did some "world traveler," planning their own projects and painted found items in the Rainbow Village style. Everything from shoes, toys and recyclables to guitars and a semi piston now radiate colorful happiness. A highlight for me was watching a student paint, "I love my life." on his bike helmet.Uploaded Mar 24, 2019
Art changes lives. -Mrs. Steers