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2023-2024 Current News and Events

It's Donut Time!

This is one of my all time favorite lessons! Students learned about the South Korean ceramicist, Jae Yong Kim.  The artist inspired RMS 6th and 7th graders to try making their own donuts out of clay. We even used real sprinkles after we painted our donuts. Yum! They look so real!
Donuts made out of clay, they have yummy looking icing and all!Donutes made with clay, they look so real with there icing and sprinkles.

Impressionism & Flower Bouquets

Sixth and seventh graders have been exploring oil pastel techniques as they learned about Impressionism. Students were inspired by the artist, Berthe Morisot as they created their oil pastel bouquets.
Oil pastel painting of roses and a vaseOil Pastel painting of flowers with a white vase and a blue scene through a window.
Purple flowers in a vase using oil pastels.Abstract flowers in a vase with a red and yellow background.

Name that Color!

Students were given the task to “name a color.” I encouraged them to think about advertising and the paint companies that name their paint colors. Students were to create and name a color based on something that they liked to or their personalities. Students used sharpie and watercolors.
Artwork featuring a floral bubble being poured out of a paint tube.Artwork of the mountains with a paint tube spilling down into the blue lake.
A bubble that includes a cat and dog, blue sky and clouds pouring out of a paint tube.

Sharpie Shoes

Eighth graders recently used sharpies to explore texture, pattern and value while they drew their shoes. Students also incorporated other mediums into their background such as: colored pencils, watercolors, markers and crayons.

Tennis Shoe Laces close up made with sharpies
All Star Converse art with SharpiesTennis Shoe Art with Sharpies

2022-2023 Visual Arts News

April 2023 - Ceramic Mug Project

Students in Mrs. McKinnon's art classes created beautiful hand-built mugs.
ceramic mugs before painting Mrs. McKinnon's
April 2023
More students pictured with their ceramic mugsAll of the mugs!

Photo 3 of students with their mugs

March 2023 - RMS Highlights "ink washes"

Ink Wash art from students in grades 6-86-8 grade art - in washes

May 2023 - Please enjoy Mrs. McKinnon's Student Drawings - So Many Talented Students!

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