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
Rio
Sofia and Sydney
JayDe
Cassi and Maya
Caelin and Keith
Julianna
Jackie and Josie
Scarlett

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!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015-2016 Welcome back!


I would like to take this opportunity to say 'Welcome Back!' to all our students, faculty and staff.

We are finishing up our first week of school and getting ready to introduce our full program to students starting next week.  That means ART and the other Enrichment Programs will be beginning.  Personally, I am excited to get back into the classroom with students and am looking forward to the new thematic units and some great new art projects.

Some logistics...

PLEASE make sure your child is properly dressed on his/her designated art day (schedule below).  Art can be a messy endeavor, even on days when we are not using paint!  So please, no white clothes, new clothes, or special clothes that we don't want accidentally ruined.  


Art Schedule for 2015-2016

Mondays
First Grade, both classes, in the Morning
Kindergarten, both classes, in the Afternoon

Tuesdays

Fifth Grade, both classes, in the Morning
Third Grade (3B), in the Morning
Seventh Grade, Fall Semester, in the Afternoon
Eighth Grade, Spring Semester, in the Afternoon

Wednesdays

Sixth Grade, Spring Semester, in the Morning
Fourth Grade, both classes, in the Morning


Fridays

Second Grade, both classes, in the Morning
Third Grade (3A), in the Afternoon

**Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a message with the office or by emailing me at
tara.hookano@bayview-academy.org

I am looking forward to a fun and creative year with our students at BVA!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Back to School 12 August 2015

Back to School!

The new school year is fast approaching...BVA is back to school this coming Wednesday August 12!

I am looking forward to working with your children this year as we continue our artistic journey together.  Supply lists have been sent home and, as a parent myself, I understand how easily they can be misplaced.  I am including the Art supply lists by grade level.

Please be aware that no student will be prevented from participating for lack of sufficient funds.  All students at BVA will be provided with any supplies that are necessary.

We're going to have a great year!

ART Material Supply List 2015-2016

Kindergarten

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22 x 28 inch white poster board
1 box 24 crayons
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 package baby wipes

First Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22 x 28 inch white poster board
1 box 24 crayons
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 package baby wipes

Second Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 package baby wipes

Third Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 package baby wipes

Please do write your child's name in (1) 100 page or (2) 50 page sketchbooks (8.5 x 11 inches)

Fourth Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 box Kleenex

Please do write your child's name in (1) 100 page or (2) 50 page sketchbooks (8.5 x 11 inches)

Fifth Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 canister Clorox disinfecting wipes
1 package of trading card plastic sleeves – 9 pocket pages for use with binders

Sixth Grade

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 canister Clorox disinfecting wipes
1 package of trading card plastic sleeves – 9 pocket pages for use with binders

Seventh and Eighth Grades

Communal supplies – Please do not put your child's name on these items:

1 22x28 inch white poster board
1 package large glue sticks
2 ultra-fine tip black Sharpie permanent markers
1 canister Clorox disinfecting wipes

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Last Days of First Grade

First Grade Pigs

We wrapped up our last working Art class for the year with pigs!  First Graders were provided with a quick lesson on how to draw a simple pig form and then had their imaginations tickled with some fantastical potential elements for their pigs...flying pigs, anyone?

I was really impressed with the growth they've shown over the year and greatly enjoyed seeing what their imaginations concocted for their piggy adventures.

Again, the great photography is courtesy of my Third Grader, Keith who was very excited to see his photographs entered onto a blog and posted online.

Enjoy!






Last Days of Kindergarten

Kindergarten 'Hungry Caterpillars'

The last working Art class for Kinder this year was amazing!  I read Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my students and then briefly walked them through the basics of drawing a caterpillar.  Then I unleashed them and told them to draw a background of their choosing.

It was great seeing how much students have grown over the year, physically, socially, mentally, and artistically.

(Mommy plug: Photos courtesy of my younger son, Keith.  I think he did a fabulous job wielding my camera!)






Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

It's Teacher Appreciation this week and I just wanted to share the photos I took of the beautiful flowers I was gifted with today.  What a beautiful sight!  



Thank you so much to Monica and Adriana for thinking of me and bringing a little sunshine to the Learning Center!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Third Grade Eric Carle Pandas

Third Grade Eric Carle Pandas

Third Graders revisited the world and work of children's artist Eric Carle.  They spent their first class gleefully making painted papers (what better fun than applying pure colors with no more motive than putting them down and seeing what happens?) using blues, greens, and yellows for the background.  A smaller sheet of paper was painted black to make the panda body and students had the option to etch designs (implied texture) into their paint using the handles of their paintbrushes.

During their second class, students used patterns to trace their panda bodies.  The pieces were cut out and arranged onto their background pages.

The finished pieces are on display in the Third Grade (interior hallway).  A great big thank you to Patty Palmer over at DeepSpaceSparkle for an amazing lesson!








First Grade Monet Lilies

First Grade Monet Lilies

First Graders were introduced to the work of Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926).  After listening to the story, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt, First Graders used blue painter's tape to craft a Japanese bridge on their paper like the one found in Monet's garden in Giverny, France.


Once their bridge was complete, puck tempera paint was applied to their papers.


The following week, First Grades crafted lily pads using green construction paper and lilies using colored tissue paper.  The results are truly stunning and can be viewed in the Third Grade hallway (interior hallway).

Happy spring!








Thursday, April 23, 2015

Are We Real Artists Yet?

Are We Real Artists Yet?


Gotta love the stained hands that come from creative work!

Sixth Grade Klimt Tree of Life Prints

Sixth Grade Klimt Tree of Life Prints

Sixth Graders were introduced to the life and work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), an Austrian painter known for his Modern Art/Art Nouveau paintings and murals, many of which are richly adorned in gold leaf and deep in symbolism.


Sixth Graders painted two background pages, one using warm colors (reds, yellows, oranges) and one using cool colors (blues, greens, purples).  Next, students drew their own Tree of Life, using Klimt's Art Nouveau style as inspiration.  The drawings were transferred to foam printing plates, which were then inked and printed onto both backgrounds.







Sixth Grade Tree Weavings

Sixth Grade Tree Weavings

Since this is the Year of the Sheep, my students have all had the opportunity to weave.  Sixth Graders have been working on a really cool weaving project that incorporates some really great art standards.  This project was developed by one of the most interesting and best dressed art teachers ever...Cassie Stephens from Nashville, TN.

The students began by painting a simple landscape onto a paper plate.  They learned how to make tints and shades and experimented with intensity.  For many students, this was their first opportunity to paint with acrylics.


The next week, they used a template to mark their notch lines that they then used to warp their loom (i.e. the paper plate).  Yarn was wound around these notches to provide a frame for the weaving and then they continued using the yarn to create a tree trunk with or without branches.

Once they completed their bare trees, students then selected yarn in various colors to create their foliage.  Weaving the yarn over and under, they created some very colorful trees.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fourth Grade Cityscape Prints

Fourth Grade Cityscape Prints

Printmaking is a technique that I truly love...That being said, it can be a challenge at times to make it work when doing art on a cart.

To begin this project, Fourth Graders painted a background using liquid watercolors on a large sheet of paper that had been folded in half. One side was painted blue for the water and the other half was painted using warm colors to create a skyline.

While their backgrounds dried, students then drew a city skyline on a piece of 9 x 6 paper. This drawing was then transferred to a printmaking foam sheet of the same size. The tracing embossed the underlying foam plate and then students deepened the grooves of all their lines to ensure a nice, clean print.

Black printmaking ink was applied to their plates, and the students made a print on their skyline and a ghost print on their water. They then repeated this process one more time to fill their page from left to right. Once dry, highlights (e.g. city lights and their reflections in the water) were added using white oil pastel.

The results are stunning and the prints will soon be on display in the school library.





Fourth Grade Chalk Missions


Fourth Grade Missions

Fourth Grade has been studying the missions of California during their Quest for California thematic unit. Using the Art Projects for Kids California Mission Drawing Guide and Coloring Book as a reference, students were able to select a mission of their choosing (it did not have to be the one they did their for their final project).

First, students drew their design using black oil pastel on black sulphite paper. Then, Fourth Graders applied vibrant color using chalk pastels. Finally, they re-drew their contour lines with black oil pastel to strengthen their drawings and to make the colors really pop!