Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art has arrived!

Please support the BVA Visual Arts/Art program with your purchase.  We receive a profit for every item sold.  The more we sell, the better the return for the Art program which benefits every child who attends Bay View Academy.

Orders are due Friday March 25, 2016.

Paper orders using cash, check or money order (payable to Square 1 Art) can be turned in to your child's teacher or the Main Office.

Credit card orders can be placed online or by calling Square 1 Art (Eastern time) at 

Orders will arrive in time for Mother's Day.  Products imprinted with your child's art make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas/Hanukkah, etc.

Every order makes a difference... Please support your child's Art Education today!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Square 1 Art Tiles 2014-2015

Square 1 Art Tiles 2014-2015

Square 1 Art tiles 2014-2015 are now on display in the Third Grade hallway.

I would like to extend a shout-out to parent Julian Y. for framing and hanging these beauties.  Thank you so very much!

Square 1 Art Tiles 2013.2014

Square 1 Art Tile Display 2013-2014

Square 1 Art tiles from 2013-2014 are now on display in the Third Grade hallway.  A huge thank you to parent Julian Yanez for a job well done!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Seventh Grade Art Styles Project

Seventh Grade Art Styles Projects

Seventh Grade students were assigned an Art Styles research project.  Each student was responsible for researching a given art style (e.g. Baroque art, Pre-Columbian art, Op Art, etc.) and sharing their findings with the class.  

Student-generated artifacts were encouraged... and, I must say, I was truly impressed by what the students created!  A small sampling of their work...

Seventh Grade Day of the Dead Fabric Sugar Skulls

Seventh Grade Day of the Dead Fabric Sugar Skulls

Seventh Grade students are working hard on a new-to-our-program art project.  They are creating fabric Day of the Dead sugar skulls.  Some of the skills they are learning and/or honing are acrylic painting, embroidery, button sewing, machine sewing, stuffing, and finishing using whipstitch.

A glimpse of their progress... final sugar skulls will be on display during the Middle School Enrichment Showcase in May 2016!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Year of the Sheep Collaborative Weaving on Display

Year of the Sheep
Collaborative Community Weaving

In honor of the Chinese New Year, all students, faculty, and staff of Bay View Academy participated in a collaborative weaving.  Using a large loom, each member of the Bay View community selected yarn or ribbon to weave into the tapestry.  Weaving collectively and weaving on a large scale was a novel experience for everyone… Participants were very selective in choosing their representative yarn, intuitively understanding that their choice reflected some aspect of themselves.  The Bay View family was excited to contribute to this project, creating a tangible expression of our beloved community.

This beauty is on display in the Main Office area!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Monterey County Fair - Art on Display

Art on Display
Monterey County Fair 

I wanted to give a big shout out to the following BVA artists:

Jordan and Katelyn
Sofia and Sydney
Cassi and Maya
Caelin and Keith
Jackie and Josie

These students all submitted multiple art pieces to the Junior Home Arts competition.  Each won blue ribbons for their work!

And, a special shout-out to Scarlett for also winning Best In Show with a piece she did with her homeroom teacher.  Way to go, Scarlett!