Piece #14 – Youth Art Day winners are revealed!
As promised in an earlier blog (piece #2), I now have a slide show of artwork made by my private students. These projects were part of Perry County Council of the Arts Youth Art Day that took place on April 21, 2012. Entries were submitted from the three school districts in the county and from home-schooled and private students as well.
Because the school GPCCA closed, the number of entries by my students was much lower than in the past.
NO MATTER… These kids ROCKED!
Proud teacher moment…
Every one of my kiddos who entered placed!
Can you see me happy dancing?!!
Like so many of you I am inspired by the many amazing examples of art that can now be found on the internet. Before I began blogging I didn’t keep track of links to the ideas. I am now keeping better records. The painting made up of mixed color squares was from a beautiful child’s valentine. I have also seen a watercolor version of the Monet bridge in several places. My student finger-painted his acrylic version. The “ugly squirrel” made by Levi was his version of an Ugly Doll.
Piece #10+1 – Maybe beautifully incomplete is complete?
OH THE PAIN!
Now, as an artist I must admit that I have a flair for the dramatic. THIS WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE TIMES! (refer back to piece #10)
Turns out I had a gall bladder attack, with a lovely little stone irritating my pancreas. Apparently pancreatitis is a big deal and that led to a week in the hospital –
WITHOUT EATING .
(Another blog, another time.)
I missed the last two art sessions. Just out of the hospital I visited the kids on their last day, walking cautiously in a sweatshirt and ultra-casual pj bottoms (sporting cows). And NO ONE expected the mosaic to be finished…whew – dodged that one!
All the kids signed the back of the board and it waited until I got it out again the next year… we continued to work on art curriculum…still not finishing it….Kids who worked on it signed the back.
Then GPCCA became a satellite school for a larger private school and reduced the student population to pre-k and elementary grades. The mosaic continued to wait…
Sadly, then came the announcement that due to declining enrollment the school would close its doors the end of May 2011.
SIGH… I brought it to my home where it still waits.
It holds memories of teachers, kids and parents from a small, exceptional window of time. Maybe it is fitting that there are more spaces to be filled…
What do you think?