See this post for more photos.
View all four events in one short animoto video below or at this link.
TWO Dryden Artists have their art featured on the Youth Art Month Poster for the state of Illinois. These posters are distributed to every school building and legislator in the state to celebrate Art Education. We are so proud of our two winners! They were recognized at the school board meeting on March 14th.
See this post for more photos.
A group of 5 students worked on a Fugleflick movie over a period of 5 months that uses art as a metaphor for embracing diversity, Different is Good. This movie was debuted to a large audience as the Cultural Arts Fair and introduced by the filmmakers themselves. Congrats to Isabelle, Marion, Ciara, Ryan, and Brianna (not shown). View the movie and take the quiz here on my previous blog post.
The District's Cultural Arts Fair was held on March 7th. I was not able to attend because I was at the NAEA conference in Texas, but Mrs. Beihoffer (thank you!) volunteered to hang our art banners and photograph the Dryden Artists who stopped by. Congratulations to those with art selected for this exhibit. The beautiful work is worth celebrating! See more photos below.
Four Dryden Artists had artwork chosen for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Children's and Women's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The organizers wanted local student art and selected Dryden pieces from last year's Artsonia Gallery. The families brought the original pieces in to be scanned and judged by a committee. The ones selected were blown enlarge and professionally displayed in the hallways and/or in the patient's rooms. How wonderful that our wish for the world project inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE image will be spreading a message of kindness to the future patients of this hospital. Jack's art was a watercolor of fall leaves. See more images from the VIP artist's reception at the hospital on Friday, March 15th below.
Congratulations to Klaudia (4th grade) for winning the program cover design contest. (See all entries) Her artwork (shown to the left) will represent Dryden on the cover of the program handed out the night of the Cultural Arts Festival on Friday, March 8th at Thomas Middle School beginning at 6pm (free admission).
Dryden will also show two banners full of student art (certificates will be sent home with the selected student artists on Feb.22nd. See the banners below show the art chosen for display). That night will also be the big screen debut of the new Fugleflick, Different is Good
and a chance to see our all school Common Core Crazy video which debuted at the District Variety Show once again.
P. S. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the cultural arts festival event on March 8th. Mrs. Beihoffer has volunteered to stand in my place. Thank you! I will be at the National Art Education Conference in Texas to accept my award for Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year. This is the first year I'm missing the event, so please stop by and pose for your photo with Mrs. Beihoffer so I can have some great pictures of what I missed and celebrate with you:)
Congratulations to the following students who will have art on display:
Sophia S. 4-3 The Scream Painting
Kylie S. 4-3 Digital Rene Magritte
Zach Z. 4-3 Digital Rene Magritte
Joanna G. 3-4 Appalachian Mountains
Elizabeth S. K-1 What is Art?
Vanessa M. 5-3 Not Christina's World Painting
Ava W. 2-2 Different is Good
Emily T. K-3 What is Art?
Lexi C. 3-4 Watercolor Leaves
Peter G. 3-2 Nice: My Wish for the World
Kenzie W. 3-2 Play: My Wish for the World
Michael S. 3-2 Fair: My Wish for the World
Ben G. 3-2 Best: My Wish for the World
Alex C. 3-2 Life: My Wish for the World
Robert J. MA2 Spooky Landscape
Owen W. MA2 Spooky Landscape
Timothy B. 5-4 Self-Portrait
Alexis E. 5-4 Self-Portrait
Jesse Z. 1-1 Monochromatic Fish
Lucas B. 3-3 Save: My Wish for the World
Charlotte L. 1-3 Patterned Mittens
Annabelle H. 2-3 Spooky Landscape
Haley D. 5-3 Digital Not Christina's World
Chris R. 5-2 Digital Not Christina's World
Daniella D. 5-1 Self-Portrait
Aiden B. 5-1 Self-Portrait
Isabella H. 3-3 Watercolor Leaves
Kamila P. 3-3 Love: My Wish for the World
Brenda P. K-3 Pumpkin Patch Landscape
Marion B. 4-4 The Scream Painting
Ryan S.1-3 Lima Bean Monster
Kate W. 1-1 Eat Your Veggies
Isabel M. 1-1 Eat Your Veggies
Jill N. 1-1 Eat Your Veggies
Emily D. 1-1 Eat Your Veggies
Michelle J. 5-2 Cultural Arts Fair Program Cover Winner
Dryden Artists-Get your black markers ready for this year's Cultural Arts Fair Program Cover Design Contest. READ ALL THE RULES! Many students submit beautiful art that can't be used because they didn't follow the rules. Don't let that happen to you!
See entries from last year here.