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Friday, October 31, 2014

The Art Page

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 10/29/2014
    Hispanic Heritage Month
     
    We celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month at ATS from Sept. 15- October 15. Each grade level made artwork inspired by Latin American art. Please check the different grade art galleries for more information and to see sample images of student artwork. Also make sure to check the library displays for more information on Frida Kahlo, different art forms from Mexico and other Latin American celebrations.
     
     
    Arts from Mexico           Art News  
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  • Staff Posters

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 8/29/2014

    On Friday, August 29, ATS staff made posters of their summer vacation in the art studio. Check out their creations currently on display on the two front bulletin boards.
     
    teachers
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  • Operation Rain Barrel

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 5/15/2014 2:25:00 PM
    This is the third year that ATS participates in George Mason Operation Rain Barrel. Fifth graders made sketches about garden using zentangle designs. We used a combination of sketches as the final design on the rain barrel. Fourth and fifth graders help painting the rain barrel.
    Follow the link for more information about Operation Rain Barrel
     
    4th graders painting the rain barrel       
     
     Fifth grader painting rain barrel
     
     
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  • Raku Project

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 5/15/2014 2:10:00 PM
     
    Fifth graders worked with Katherine McGwier (parent and artist) creating beautiful clay pieces. The students learned about the "raku" history and firing techniques. Ms. Perez helped coordinate a visit to Washington Lee High School were the students got to see "raku" firing demonstrations. WL High school students shared their artwork and showed the students how to use the potter's wheel under Mrs. Bickelhaupt (art teacher) supervision.
     
    fifth grade raku art    
     
     
    raku beauty
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  • Bird houses for the ATS garden

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 9/19/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Many thanks to the Wilkie family for sponsoring  birdhouses for the ATS garden.The birdhouses were Adam's leaving gift.
     
             bird house 4
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  • Library Mural

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 9/19/2010 3:00:00 PM
    Ms. Perez (art teacher) painted a mural in the library in honor of Mr. Stumpo. The Stumpo family donated money to ATS last year and a garden theme mural in the library was commissioned as a way to honor Mr. Stumpo's memory while acknowledging the great love the family has for ATS.
     
    Ms. Perez reading in front of the mural          
     
     
       
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  • Artist Show and Reception at the Education Center

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 3/7/2010 2:00:00 PM
    We had a fantastic reception on Wednesday, March 3 at the Education Center. A big thank you to all of you that came out to support our children's artistic achievements.
     
     Our principal with artists
     
    Art teacher with student.
     
      
     
     
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  • AIS Exhibit Reception

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 1/10/2010 2:35:00 PM
    Third graders attended their exhibit reception on Friday, January 8, 2010 at the Virginia Tech's WAAC.
     
    At the AIS reception   
     
     
    Third graders   
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  • Architecture in the Schools

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 1/5/2010 3:00:00 PM
     
    On Thursday, December 4, 2009, third graders finished their model of their Roman Town.  Each group had the opportunity to share their designs and knowledge with the rest of the class.
     
    There will be an exhibit of all the Virginia and Maryland schools that participated on the AIS (Architecture in the Schools) program.
     
    Friday, January 8, 2010 / 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    Virginia Tech's WAAC
    Washington-Alexandria Architecture Consortium
    1001 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (near the intersection of Patrick and Prince Streets)
     
    Roman Town 
     
     
     Roman Town close up
     
    On Thursday, November 26, 2009,  students learned about the importance of landscape design when planning a city. Students used foam pieces to add trees and plants to their town.
     
         Students used foam shapes to make plants and trees.
     
    On Thursday, November 19, 2009,  Chad Barrington and Scott Matties (volunteer architects) presented a lesson on  roads, bridges, aqueducts and Roman baths.  Third graders incorporated these architectural elements to their Roman town model.
                  
     
        Architect helping children designing a model of a market.                           Volunteers helping the students with their model of their Roman town.
     
    On Thursday, November 12, 2009, Mr. Godwins' class  learned about The Greek Classical Orders  (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). Students also learned about Ancient Roman and Greek fashion and their homes. Students made a scale model of  the Roman Coliseum and of Roman houses.
     
    Greek orders lesson             Students and Greek orders 
     
       
     
       
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  • "Fundreds" Dollar Bill Project

    Posted by Veronica Perez at 1/5/2010 1:00:00 PM

    The Fundred truck has started its journey to pick up fundreds. You can share the journey with your students or child on the fundred website. There is a map of the truck route http://www.fundred.org/experience/truck.php then click on map of truck route.

     
    Third through fifth graders took part in a national community art project developed by environmental artist Mel Chin http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/chin/index.html to help people in need in New Orleans. Art by Arlington students is currently on display at the Arlington Art Center http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/  since April 17 until June 6. Chin hopes to gather 3 million "Fundred" dollar bills drawn by children who have been exposed to lead pollution in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and are at risk of behavioral and learning disabilities. For more information on the Fundred Project check out their website at: http://www.fundred.org/
     
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