Many of our second grade art classes used a still life arrangement of fruits and dishes for inspiration in a drawing. They also learned about the french artist-Paul Cezanne in our study.
Several young artists in the Albertville City School system were presented with certificates by Judge Mastin for having their artwork selected to hang in Courtroom #2 in Albertville. We congratulate them on their accomplishment!
APS second grader shows her artwork that was displayed at the State Superintendent's Exhibit in Montgomery.
APS second grader shows her artwork that won 3rd Place in her division at the Mountain Valley Arts Council Christmas Card Contest.
Second graders have been learning about the various materials that can be used to make sculpture. They also examined a work by Miriam Schapiro and Edgar Degas to see dancers in motion or caught in a moment. Artists' styles were discussed. Students also looked at a soft sculpture by Oldenburg. The tiny dancers were made from recycled grocery bags among other soft items. Students enjoyed the process. After complete, students were able to go "shopping" for tunics and belts for their figurine. Many student artists used their creations in a puppet show to entertain us! Check out our ARTS Theater production at http://aps.albertk12.org to see the puppet show. Thanks goes to Tammie Clark for teaching us how to make the soft sculptures at the AAEA conference.
Albertville Primary School had seven entries in the All County Student Art Show sponsored by the group A.R.T.S. A reception was held at the Guntersville Museum to honor all students that had their work in this exhibit. Several of our students received awards for their work.
Inspired by the work of American glass artist--Dale Chihuly, Albertville Primary School first and second grade students along with teachers and parents worked collaboratively to design these interesting sculptures before, during and after our "Night of the Arts." A special thanks to Mary Jane Coker for her Chihuly presentation at the AAEA conference.
Many of our first and second grade artists have been learning about French artists--Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne. After discussions on two still life works by these Master artists, students observed a still life set-up of apples in our art room. Students used their "artists eyes" to draw the apples and then they finished their work in chalk pastels or tempera paint.
Ramona is an art teacher in her thirty-fifth year with the Albertville City School System. Presently, she teaches first and second grade students. She is a native of Linden, Alabama and a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama. Mrs. Hall was named Alabama Elementary Art Educator of the Year 2011 and the Alabama House and Senate honored her with a House Joint Resolution for earning Albertville Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Educator of the Year.