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Black & White challenge September 17, 2009

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 9:54 am
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For their first art class of the year, the 7th and 8th graders were each given black and white papers, scissors, tape, and glue.  Their challenge was to make something interesting and to be “impressive”.  Some students created 2D collages, some built 3D constructions.  All of the students came up with completely original ideas!  Some photos of the projects are below, but to see everyone’s, please visit the bulletin board outside of the Art Studio.


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Welcome back! September 14, 2009

Filed under: news — alaplante @ 9:28 am

The new school year is off to a good start so far!  Some information for parents:

  • If you are interested in being a parent volunteer with the Morse Arts Committee, please contact me either through email, or a visit to the Art Studio.  We will be having a meeting in the next couple weeks to plan some events for the school year.  Volunteer opportunities include:  hanging up and taking down art throughout Central Square for our monthly Morse Art in the Community exhibits; fundraising; organizing a school wide art show; organizing our participation in Cambridge Open Studios; and classroom volunteering.
  • If you are a kindergarten parent, I am looking for Art Studio Parents.  This would be a 45 minute commitment every Friday during your student’s art class.  This job can be shared between 2 or 3 parents, but it would be great to have a parent for each of the 4 classes.  Paraprofessionals do not stay with the class during Art, and kindergartners really do benefit from 2 adults in the room.
  • Please take note of which day your child has art class.  Do not send them to school in brand new clothes!  Students have a tendency to get messy in the art studio, and I do not provide smocks.
  • I’m pleased to introduce Ms. Jan Chang, who will be my student teacher for the first 8 weeks of school.  She is a graduate student at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.

I will be at the K-5 Open House this Thursday, but not  Tuesday’s 6-8 Open House.  I can answer any other questions at that time.