Connie Jamele, Art

Happy New Year!

Hi all!

I hope everyones New Year is starting off wonderfully!

We have completed our first project of the new year and I must say that I am very impressed by the students effforts and creativity.  See photos below of the 5th and 8th grade class presentations of the project "If I could change the World to Make it a Better Place, I Would..."

Art Club This Week!

Novemeber 7, 2013 from 2:30-3:15

6th Grade helps to create a banner for our pumpkin patch!

MTRS Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Painting!

8th Graders help PreK4 paint their pumpkins

We Love Clay and Halloween!

Happy Halloween From The Art Room!

PreK4 painting Halloween Cats out of Clay

Happy October!

Hello Everyone!

My apologies for not updating sooner.  My class page has had some technical difficulties and is just now working again.  

The students have been hard at work completing their "Monster Engine" projects.  This was a collaborative assignment in which all grades participated.  It is based on artist Dave Devries who takes artwork created by young children and completes the work into finished paintings.  He asks the question, "What does a Monster look like to you?"  So we mimicked this process.  Grades K-4 were asked to draw their interpretations of monsters while grades 5-8 completed them with paint and descriptions of what they saw.

The MTRS "Monster Engine" project will be on display at Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 25th.  Please come out and see what fun and creative artwork was made by all of our talented children.

We will also be hosting "Draw 4 A Cure" again on Saturday, March 1st from 1-5.  All proceeds will benefit St. Judes Children Hospital.  We are currently in need of volunteers to help set/clean up, food donations help with promotion and prize donations.  We are also looking for artists, musicians and vendors.  If interested in participating, please contact Ms. Jamele at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

Welcome Back!

Happy Summer!

Hi All!

The Art room was filled with many creative and meaningful projects this year ranging from intergrated subject matter such as Social Studies and Science to musical elephants.  I was truly impressed by the work that was created.   It was a pleasure working with the students and I will miss them over the summer.  Find beauty in the places you may least expect it.  It may be hiding within the leaves on the beautiful summer trees or in the waves of the jersey shore.  These are all perfect opportunities to capture beauty within your artwork and express yourself.  I would love to see what you come across throughout your summer journeys when we return in the Fall. 

Have a wonderful, safe and CREATIVE summer!

Best,

Ms. Jamele

April 22, 2013

This week in the art room, student will be introduced to variuos artists and their techniques.

 

Grades PreK4- 3 will be creating fun marinettes out of popcicle sticks, yarn and construction paper.  I will assist with assembly.

Grades 4-7 will be introduced to the works of Matisse who worked primarilly with positive and negative subjects.

Grade 8 will be introduced to the comic book style of Kirshner who used large dots to create color and depth in his characters.

 

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

7th Grade Volcanoes

 

“My Favorite Place in the World” Project

April 9, 2013

Happy Spring Everyone!

Grades K-4 will be working on a fun and interactive project called "My Favorite Place in the World is...". students will be divided into two teams and collectively work on large pieces of roll-out paper to exemplify their favorite places in the world and why. They will then have the opportunity to guess which place belongs to which students on the opposite team at its completion.

Grade 5 will be completing their interpretations of their "Civil Rights" Posters.

Grade 6 will be completing their intergration project of the circulatory system.

Grade 7 will be finishing up their science-inspired "artistic" volcanoes

Grade 8 will be beginning their interpretation of the story of "Anne Frank" using various materials and mediums

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

March 14, 2013

Hi All!

 

Here are the latest projects that are taking place in the Art Room while we intergrate with some of the other subjects being studied:

 
Prek & K - "ABC Trains" (Students will be paired up and given a letter of the alphabet to design and accompany by things that begin with that letter. Once complete, each letter will be linked together to create the alphabet train.)
 
1-4 - "Animals in their Environments" (Students will choose between several types of animals to draw using a transferring technique, then will be asked to create the environment in which they live in the background)
 
4 & 5 - "Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King Projects" (Students will be asked to create large scale renderings of their interpretations of what took place during these historic times.
 
6- "The Circulatory System Project" (Students will be divided into 2 teams that will each draw a large scale diagram of the circulatory system. Each team is encouraged to add a creative component to their piece)
 
7 - "Creative Volcano" (Students will put into 3 teams. Each team is to come up with a creative theme for the paper mache volcano that they will create)
 
8 - "The Anne Frank Project" - (Students will use various materials to create a unique interpretation of the story of Anne Frank)

Feb. 26, 2013

Grades 4-8 will be starting a new project in which we will learn about perspective with the use of colors in the foreground and background.  The subject matter will be trees/forests.

Grades K-3 will be doing a fun project called "Instrument Elephant".  Each student will draw an elephant, then choose an instrument to take the place of his trunk.  They will be completed by markers, crayons and colored pencils then mounted to construction paper.

There will be older Art Club this Thursday from 2:30-3:15

Feb. 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and CONGRATULATIONS to our ART STARS of our watercolor projects:

1st Gd - Natalie Frohnhoefer

2nd Gd - Michael Marchetti

3rd Gd - Hanna Hale

4th Gd - Alicia Flanagan

5th Gd - Christina Dano

6th Gd - Eryn Knapp

7th Gd - Carly Nicholas

8th Gd - Mary McGee, Valicia Stoeckel & Ally Papadelias

Feb. 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and CONGRATULATIONS to our ART STARS of our watercolor projects:

1st Gd - Natalie Frohnhoefer

2nd Gd - Michael Marchetti

3rd Gd - Hanna Hale

4th Gd - Alicia Flanagan

5th Gd - Christina Dano

6th Gd - Eryn Knapp

7th Gd - Carly Nicholas

8th Gd - Mary McGee, Valicia Stoeckel & Ally Papadelias

Watercolors

Ms. Jamele's Cat

Feb. 12, 2013

Eryn Knapp - Grade 6

Feb. 4, 2013

7th Grade working hard on our Watercolor Cats

January 24, 2013

Hi All,

The students have been working very hard on our current projects.  Grades 4-8 were introduced to one of the Elements of Art - Texture.  We are all drawing the same sample cat and using watercolors to learn how to create the illusion of fur.  This project is due at the end of class next week.

 

Our younger classes have been working on their "Grateful boxes",  Each student is given a wooden trinket box and is asked to decorate and personalize it with paint.  Once complete, they will glue a little sign on the box that states, "I am grateful for..."  Each day, week or whenever they choose, they are to write a little note of something that makes them thankful and put it in the box.  This is a great record and keepsake for them.

 

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

The “Person I Admire Most” Project

Students have also completed the "Person I Admire Most" project.  They were to choose a family member that they admire and create a painting of that person.  They were then to choose objects that reminded them of this person and the qualities that they admire about them.  For example, if they admire someone because they are strong, they may incorporate a rock as a symbol of strength. Congratulations to Rachel Kovach who received the Art Star Award for her piece dedicated to her mother.  Here are some of the finished projects:

                

 

           

The “I Am..” Project

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December 13, 1012

Students have just completed their "I Am..." project.  They were to choose an adjective that they felt best described their personality and then choose lyrics of a song that matches this word.  The words of the song will then create the illusion of the self-portraits hair.  Here is an example of their work:

Happy Halloween from the Art Room!

 

Today is the last day for grades 4-8 to complete their portraits for the "Person I Admire" project.  Please make sure students have their photographs and objects and are ready for assembly for next week's class. 

We Had a Picnic in the Art Room!!!

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October 9, 2012

Students in grades PreK-3 will be creating colorful flowers out of coffee filters.  they will become even more unique once black and green beans are added to the center of the petals and leaves.

Grades 4-8 will continue working on their "Person I Admire Most" project.  They are required to have their photograph and personal objects in class this week and be prepared to finish their portrait paintings.

Older Art Club will be on Thursday Oct. 11th from 2:30-3:15 this week.

 

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

October 2, 2012

Hi All!

Today we will have Art Club for grades 1-3 from 2:30-3:15.

This week, grades 4-8 will continue working on their "Person I Admire Most" Project while the lower grades will enjoy a Picnic in the Art Room!  Each student will be given a red sheet sheet of paper and little white squares of white paper.  They willl then glue the white onto the red to create a checkerboard pattern.  Once complete, they will attach a paper plate to the center of their place mat and add food, silverware and even little ants!

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

September 26, 2012

Art Club will be for the older students today from 2:30-3:15

This week in the art room, grades K-3 will be introduced to a griding techinique that will create beautiful butterlies. 

Grades 4-8 will begin their "Who I Admire Most" Project.  Please remember to bring in all supplies, photographs and personal objects needed for this assignment.  This will be the first major grade for the semester and will also be on display at the first art show.

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

MTRS Students Create Posters to Support Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month!

Primary and Secondary Color Pin Wheels!

HOMEWORK REMINDER!

Grades 4-8 are to bring in their ideas/materials needed to work on "The Family Member I Admire Most..." project next week.  Thank you!

Ms. Jamele

September 18, 2012

Hi All,

This week, grades 4-8 will begin working on their first project that will be on display at the MTRS Art Show.  The assignment is to choose a family memeber that they admire and why.  They are also to choose a medium that best suits the desciption of the choosen relative.  For example, if the student admires this person because they are "strong", then they may want to use materials such as rocks or clay to exemplify this.  This project will begin Thursday and last about 4 weeks.  Students are responsible for bringing in a photograph of their family memebr as well as any additional "unique" materials that may be incorporated. 

Grades 1-3 will be introduced to a griding system that will show them a creative approach to designing a multi-colored butterfly.

PreK 4-K will do a modified and age apporpriate version of this butterfly.

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

This Week in the Art Room!

Hi All!

Thank you to our students for a wonderful first week back at school!

This week, Grades (PreK4- 3) will be creating unique Primary/Secondary Colors Pinwheels and learning how they work while Grades (4-8) will be creating their own personal Art Journal that will be a part of their overall grade throughout the year.  They are responsible for recording all artists, techniques and genres studied throughout the year in this journal.

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele

Welcome Back!!!!

Welcome Back to Art!  

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer.  I am so excited to start another exciting and creative year in the art room! 

The students will explore many different genres and techniques from various periods of art this year.  Students will be encouraged to explored and express the feelings regarding different artwork, styles and personal suggestions.

One of the major components towards each students grade will be the proper upkeep of their Art Journal.  Everyone will be responsible for the recording of a new artist and technique that will be introduced in class and will result in a full grade mark-down towards that projects final grade if the journal is incomplete.

Another important factor in Art is Participation.  Students will be graded on the effort that is put towards their work rather than the opinion of the outcome.  There will always be opportunities to do extra credit projects or come in during lunch periods or after school for any assistance.

At the completion of each project, an "Art Star" award will be presented to the student that displays the most effort, passion and followed instruction correctly.  The chosen names will then be on display in the hallway outside of the art room and will be featured in the next month's edition of the school newspaper.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  I look forward to another great year!

 

Happy Creating!

Ms. Jamele



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