Monday, February 11, 2019

Semester 2 Blizzard Bag Day!

Hello Semester 2 Sculpture Students.  Please scroll down to find the requirements for the Blizzard Bag for your class.  You all have the option of creating a snow sculpture for your Blizzard Bag.  If you would rather do another sculpture, then work on the indoor project assigned to your class. 

SNOW SCULPTUREMore than your typical snow man
Create a 3-dimensional sculpture made out of snow.  

Take a picture of yourself with your sculpture and then email me at or show me a picture in class the next day.


If you don't want to do a snow sculpture, then find the indoor assignment for your class below:

Sculpture 2 Class
C Block

Sculpture Blizzard Bag - Relief Face Sculpture

Create a relief sculpture of a face
Your sculpture must:
  1. Be a relief sculpture (ie: flat background with a raised surface).
  2. Represent a human or animal face
  3. Be made of objects found in your home. (nuts, bolts, food, kitchen appliances, desk stuff, jewelry, tools...)

Once you have completed your relief sculpture, take a “selfie” with it.  You can email your picture to me at or show me a picture at school the next day.  


Relief face.jpg

Sculpture 1 Class
A Block and D Block

Create a 3-dimensional sculpture of a “creature” from 15 objects found around your home.

1. Collect at least 15 objects from around your home.  Example: Recyclables, kitchen utensils, desk items, pens, socks, shoes, sports equipment, jewelry, toys…
2. Experiment with assembling objects to create a 3-dimensional creature.  Experiment with the best use of material to hold pieces together.  Use twist ties, string, wire, glue, tape…whatever works
3. Assemble final sculpture meeting the above requirements
4. Photograph yourself with your completed sculpture.  If you can not take a picture, then draw a picture of your completed sculpture OR bring your sculpture to class.
5. Hand in photograph or show teacher photo on phone.

Measuring Spoon Creature
Chair sculpture
Push pin sculpture
Teapot Creature
Spatula Eagle

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

If it's a Blizzard Bag day...

If we do not have school on Wednesday, January 30, please complete the following work for your third and final Blizzard Bag assignment this semester.

Advanced Drawing & Painting / Portfolio 1 Classes:

You all should have brought home something to work on for class. Advanced Drawing & Painting students have figure painting and perspective drawings to work on.  Portfolio students  have independent projects to work on such as your final exam google presentations or completing your art projects.  

MC Escher
Exploring Art Classes:

Choose 1 of the following options:

1.  Complete any make up work that you brought home with you, such as your art parody or perspective drawings 


2.  2019 Arts Knight Program Cover Design

Music by Romero Britto, 1999
Emblemata-Lute by M.C. Escher, 1931 DJ 84 by Keith Haring, 1983

Composition II by Roy Lichtenstein, 1996

Create a black & white cover design for the Arts Knight Program
that uses art and music imagery to emphasize Arts Knight 2019.

EMPHASIS:  Cover design for Arts Knight Program
BALANCE:  Full space of 8x5.5” paper should be used
UNITY:  Imagery and words relate to Arts Knight 2019 activities:  musical
performances and art works on display grades 7 -12
CONTRAST: Strong contrast between black and white imagery
PROPORTION: Thoughtful and successful use of size of lettering and imagery
CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY: Push yourself out of your comfort zone.  
Create something new.
QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP:  Neatness counts!  Erase any visible
pencil marks.  Consistent use of materials
PROCESS: Follow the directions of the project
1. Use pencil to draw your idea on piece of paper that is 8” tall by 5.5” wide
2. Make sure your cover design says Arts Knight 2019 and has imagery
related to music and/or art
3. Use black marker or black pen to outline and color in shapes
4. Erase any visible pencil marks

Include the following information:
March 14, 5:30-8pm

The most successful design(s) will be displayed on
the cover of the 2019 Arts Knight Program.

Friday, December 21, 2018

OMG It's a Blizzard Bag Day!!!

Your challenge for the day is to be creative in the kitchen.

Build your own gingerbread house, bake some cookies or build a fun sculpture out of any food or candy.  Email me a picture of you making it and a picture of the final result.  Have fun, be creative and enjoy your vacation.  I'll see you next year.

Oh and don't forget to clean up after yourself too!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Welcome to the Art Blizzard Bags of 2018-2019!

It's that time of year again when we need to be ready for Blizzard Bag Assignments.
Just click on your class tab on the right side of this page to find your Blizzard Bag.

Be creative and thoughtful!

Look how excited Scout is for snow!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018



You will find the links to your Final Exam projects on the right side of this page. 

Exploring Art students need to complete steps 1 and 2 before the beginning of class on
Thursday, January 18.

Sculpture 1 students need to complete steps 1-3 before the beginning of class on
Thursday, January 18.

If Wednesday, January 17 is a Blizzard Bag day, then this work will count as your Blizzard Bag grade AND part of your Final Exam Grade.  The work is still due at the beginning of class on Thursday.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Semester 1 2017-2018

Hello Sculpture 1 and Exploring Art Students!

It's that time of year again for Blizzard Bag assignments.  

Blizzard Bag assignments are listed on the right hand side of this page.

*Sculpture students, you have two options.  You can create a Found Object Sculpture OR a Snow Sculpture, if the weather cooperates.  Click on the link to the right for more details.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Welcome to Semester 2!

Hello Exploring Art and Sculpture 1 students.  
Your Blizzard Bag assignments are the right hand side of this page. 

Sculpture 1 students, remember you only need to choose one of the two options.  Either create a snow sculpture (not a snowman...boring) OR a found object sculpture using 15 objects in your home.  
Good luck and be creative!
Mrs. Smith