Art Parents, Leslie Tucker and Becky Shapiro from Teacher Brandi’s class, and Melissa Haskins and Sally McEntire from Teacher Christi’s class worked with the 2nd graders to make animal masks for their biome studies. The kids first made forms for their masks out of plastilene clay building eyes and major features. Some of the masks were challenging like starfish, jellyfish and scorpions but the kids came up with amazing solutions! They covered the clay with several layers of paper mache and when that was dry, removed the clay. Then, they painted the masks and used all kinds of interesting materials to add texture and detail to the masks from plastic netting to yarn to dog hair to feathers. The masks are beautiful! These pictures are from Teacher Brandi’s class. We’ll be posting Teacher Christi’s pictures soon.
Tags: animal masks, biomes, clay, creative arts program at css, creative science school, painting, sculpture
Tags: arts education, creative arts program, creative science school, Japanese tea ceremony, student ceramics
Art Parents, Janet Rosen and Rebecca Price worked with kids in Teacher Matt’s 3rd grade class to make tea bowls for their Japanese studies. The students hand built the tea bowls out of clay, glazed and fired them. Then they celebrated with a special tea ceremony. The bowls are beautiful and we hope to put them on display in the school soon. The Creative Arts Program is especially excited about this project because the school owns a kiln and it is being used. We plan to offer more clay projects in the coming year. A special thanks for Rebecca Price for the beautiful photography.
Tags: art contest, creative arts program, creative science school, Mayor Sam Adams, Mika Kanz, Portland Public Schools
Tags: arts education, creative arts program at css, creative science school, relief map, state of oregon
Kindergarten Art Parents, Eamon Brennan-Koss and Linda Hayden, helped Lauren’s class create a massive relief map of the State of Oregon to go along with their map studies. The kids decided how they were going to build the map which included a volcano, snow (made of sugar and life-sized ants joined the map), the desert, Strawberry Mountain and rivers. They also learned about tectonic plates when Eamon had the kids cram under the table until no more children could fit. They could see and feel how tectonic plates work on Oregon. Then, they celebrated!
Tags: 100th monkey studio, art education, creative science school
5th ANNUAL YOUTH ART SHOW Presented by the 100th Monkey Studio
The exhibition will be comprised of artwork in a variety of media by artists 18 years of age and younger. If you or someone you know is a young artist, please submit to this showcase of exploration and talent!
Please email up to 5 images and young artist info to email@example.com. Please submit quality images no larger than 400 KB.
- All submissions should include the artist’s name, address, email address and phone number.
- All submissions should include a short (one paragraph) written bio and statement
- Each submission should include the title of the work, date created, media, and dimensions in inches. Please be sure to indicate whether or not the work of art is for sale.
- Instructions for dropping off and picking up works of art will come with acceptance information.
The Monkey will provide frames for those works that are not wall ready. Please note that a $5 processing fee is required in addition to framing costs as outlined below upon acceptance. Framing Options:
- 4”x6” clip frame $2
- 8.5”x11 black plastic frame $3
- 20”x27” black plastic frame $6
If your artwork does not fit the above size options, we request that your piece(s) are ready to hang by April 23.
Parents grant permission to have the accepted artwork photographed and understand that all photos will be used for purposes such as newsletters, brochures, promotional materials, educational purposes or our website.
Tags: art contest, art education, creative science school, student art
You can choose to create art for the calendar cover or choose from one of these twelve themes that will be featured on the inside of the calendar.
Here’s a big tip: be sure to use really bright Craypas or colored Sharpie markers so the drawings are super colorful.
September – Tomatoes – cherry tomatoes on the vine, in the garden or on the lunch tray.
October – Apples – red, green golden delicious, pink lady… how many varieties of apples grow in the Northwest?
November – Brussels sprouts – color green Brussels sprouts growing on a stalk or Brussels sprouts on a lunch tray.
December – Squash – dark orange or yellow inside… green, yellow, tan and striped outside… so many varieties to try.
January – Potatoes – white, red, yellow, russet, blue & purple…how many varieties of potatoes can you draw/color?
February – Pears – kids eating our state fruit, pears on a tray or pears growing in an orchard http://www.usapears.com.
March – Strawberries – kids eating strawberries or a strawberry parfait, kids picking strawberries.
April – Green Beans – green beans are one of Oregon’s leading agricultural crops. How do they grow?
May – Asparagus – green spears of this delicious spring vegetable are cut by hand when harvested.
June – Radishes – red, white, purple and pink Easter Egg radishes.
You can get an entry form from you classroom teacher or download one by clicking here: 2011-12MenuArtEntryForm.
Tags: art education, clay, creative arts program, creative science school, glue dough, kindergarten art, mapping, relief map
Kindergarten Art Parents, Eileen Spindor + Nina Landey, helped Lisa’s class create relief maps to go along with their map studies. The kids were given a glue dough (recipe below) as the foundation for their relief maps which also helped them build up the clay to create mounds and height. They were encouraged to make their maps into anything they wanted from their backyard to their favorite play area using things like rice, noodles, rosemary stalks and pipe cleaners.
Glue Dough recipe adapted from Mudworks by MaryAnn F. Kohl: