Rather than send papers home this year, I am encouraging all to check out ART NEWS here please. In fact, I just wrote a long welcome letter; however ... it deleted when I hit SAVE. I even saw a message that it couldn't be saved at this time. Now, wouldn't it be nice if technology told us in advance of technical difficulties as opposed to after the fact ... : )
I'll keep this short in case it happens again
(and will add more later).
So ... welcome ... :)
Please enjoy reading the new and old news.
If interested in the Art Patron Program,
please check it out here also.
Classes are quite crowded again,
but filled with happy and delightful students.
The year is off to a great start!
Please know that parents are welcome to sign in
and drop in any time. Bring ear plugs ...
or 36 lollipops .... : )
Artist Research Project
THE PROJECT DUE DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO January 6!
The information has been posted on the board for months;
yet, as a reminder, here it is for 7th AND 8th Graders:
Choose an artist of interest to you.
The artist might be a famous artist living or dead ...
a family member ... a neighbor ... etc.
You may interview the person if he /she is alive or you may write about the person
from your perspective. This is homework.
- The paper will be typed - 1 page minimum,double spaced, and 12 point font.
You will then do a piece of art in class as your interpretation of the style of the artist.
Paper = 40 points
Art = 40 points
Turned in on Time = 20 points
Quote ©Sharon Rhea Ford 2009
Hi there my dear WMS Artists and Parents.
I want to share a bit of our WMS talent here from the past
and as it progresses in the present.
I hope you'll enjoy all the art (on this and the Scrapbook pages)
from our fabulous WMS Artists.
Updates will be added throughout the year
now that I've recovered my school pages.
Hello ART PATRONS.
As always, thank you !
We could not do what we do without YOU !
I always send an Art Packet home with each student
at the beginning of the new quarter.
I'm saving trees (and my own HP Ink Cartridges ) this year.
I'm going paperless just like all my charge card bills ... : )
I've noticed several teachers have included
background information on the web page.
Here's my brief synopsis ...
First, I have to say that I've always been
proud to be a WILDCAT .... ;)
I've been a Waccamaw Middle School WILDCAT
since the day we opened our school.
I will always be very proud also to be a
University of Arizona WILDCAT
where I earned my BFA in Visual Arts
(commercial art: illustration and graphics ... and minors in marketing and advertising)
I am also a Pi Phi (Pi Beta Phi)
and Phi Theta Kappa.
After a corporate career in art
(working with Tom Wilson - the creator of Ziggy), sales,
and retail management, I was chosen to participate in
Kent State University's pilot MAT program earning my masters degree in teaching, completing student teaching, and becoming certified to teach elementary education 1-8 ... all in one year.
It was a fun and challenging experience (and the program was changed to a two year program after our group graduated).
I earned my 30 hours over my masters from the Citadel.
I completed the NBPTS process and hold the certificate as
a National Board Certified Teacher in Art.
The short version is: National Board Certified Teacher,
Reading Teacher, HQ ...
Elementary Education, HQ ...
Masters plus 30+ ...
and not interested in any more papers ... : )
Sullins College for Women - AFA
University of Arizona - BFA
Kent State University - MAT
The Citadel - Post Graduate Plus 30 + + yadayada ... ;)
My parents are the foundation and substance
of who I actually am though ... :)
My life has been devoted to them. I adore them.
With that in mind, I certainly respect the opinions
and perspective of you as parents in any situation.
Sharon Rhea Ford
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
ART PATRON FUND
Please See the Art Patron Fund Page on My School Site Here for Further Information. Thanks!
You'll succeed and enjoy the art experience, if you:
Show respect to all around.
Respect the work of others.
Work at your table without roaming the room.
Do not yell from one table to another. Don't yell period.
Clean up after yourself every class.
Use supplies as intended rather than as missiles !
Ask for my guidance and assistance,
but don't ask if I'll draw it for you ... :) I don't do that.
If you think the art class is study hall, think again.
If you think the art class is social hour
to simply sit and talk, think again ... : )
If you THINK ...
the art class is where you use creative ...
divergent independent thinking ....
where you express your unique self,
you thought correctly!
To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
You're going to love art !
Bring your own style and imagination.
Any clipart I use on this site has been legally purchased by me with permission from the companies / artists (honoring all copyright laws).
When necessary, I have also purchased CU and CU4CU Licenses.
It is my obligation though to state:
Images may not be copied nor downloaded.
Always respect copyright laws.
Until we meet again, peace be with you .... :)
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