The Memory Portrait Project
Students in my art classes participate in the yearly “Memory Project” an international program that connects youth around the world through art to help build cultural understanding and international kindness. The project provides special handmade portrait art to children facing difficult challenges around the world. The mission statement by organizer Ben Schumacher states our goal perfectly:
” Together we are using art to reach a distant destination: a kinder world in which all youth see themselves in one another regardless of differences in their appearance, culture, religion, or the circumstances of their lives.”
K-5 Community Art Night
Our Community Art Night was a great success!
All students were celebrated at the FGL community art night! We displayed a variety of work created by each class. Different techniques and materials were used by the student artists including paintings and collages created by kindergarten, watercolor paintings by 1st grade, weavings by 2nd grade, figure drawing and found object collages by 3rd grade, paintings by 4th and 5th as well as sculptures made by 4th grade!
Parents and children were invited to add onto our community circle painting, which turned into a lovely display of students and families working together to make art. These mural paintings will be displayed in the halls, a lovely way to start the year with images of community art. Thank you to all who attended! We can’t wait for next years art show!!
Garrison Art Center Art Tots Program
AP Art show & Principal Portrait Project
My AP Art students celebrated the completion of their portfolios with a wonderful exhibit opening!
In addition to showing off their work, they also unveiled a project that was long anticipated to be displayed in the high school — the Principal Portrait Project. The Principal Portrait Project began as a tribute to former principals who dedicated many years to Hendrick Hudson High School. Students completed honorary portraits of former principals to honor their passion and leadership in our district. This project is a triumph of commitment to our history and celebrates the culture of learning and social stewardship in the Hendrick Hudson community.
Studio Art 3D projects
Light Matter Art Show
Kusudama Flower workshop
I hosted an origami flower making workshop for members of our Art Honor Society and the local Girl Scout troop, and their mothers, who generously gave their time to make something special to give to caregivers of cancer survivors at the May 2nd Hen Hud Stay-Awake-a-thon.
Each attendee learned how to create a Kusudama flower (which in Japanese means “medicine ball”) using beautifully printed origami paper.
I love the idea of making a flower that will not die. The paper ‘Kusudama’ origami flower is a wonderful keepsake and I cannot thank Tina Struver enough for helping me to organize the event. Special thanks to all those who were involved!
Students awarded Peekskill Cortlandt Women’s club honors
In March my students, Dana Smith, Brenna Kaegi, and Shannon Stinson, won awards in the Peekskill-Cortlandt Women’s Club Art Contest among dozens of other entries. Dana has moved onto state level and will find out if she has been further awarded in May.
First Place and Best in Show – “Wheat Field” by Dana Smith (teacher, Jessica Nash);
Second place “Fantasy City” by Brenna Kaegi (Nash);
Third place “Eight Legs Three Wheels” by Shannon Stinson (Nash).
Congratulations to all of the artists!
K12 Art Show
This year my Studio Art students of mixed grades 9-12 made beautiful painted & digital mandalas that I HAD to put in our district show. My Advanced Art & AP Art students worked on various observational drawings and as always they did a fantastic job!