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Art News from Around the School and Around the World…

And the “Art Star” of the Month is... I’m happy to announce that the “Art Star” award for February goes to John E. (Rm. 307). Please assist me in congratulating John E. for all the hard work, creativity, and independence that he has shown over the past month. One of John E’s “Abstract Card” designs is shown at right.

“Noteworthy” Project Underway We are starting to move forward on our line of note-cards, called “Noteworthy.” Funds have been secured, supplies have arrived, and all of the classrooms have started to create the final card designs.

Lft: Brandon S. (Rm. 417)

Below: Candace L. (Rm. 114)

The artwork on this page of the Andersonian are examples of the first design competed, simply called “Abstract.” The “Noteworthy” project is a group initiative started by Kathleen M. (Dir. of Children’s Services), Rosiland W. (Transition Dept.) and myself (Nathan P. —Art Dept) to give our students the opportunity to show their creativity for all to see. We hope you like these first designs.

Nathan P. (Art Dept.)

“Abstract Card Designs”

Lft.-Rt: Brittany H. (Rm. 114)


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The Andersonian Now on Website I forgot to mention, The Andersonian—Art News is now available for all to read on-line. All you have to do is go to the front page of the Anderson Center website (http:// www.andersonschool.org) and click on the “Andersonian Art Newsletter” link at lower right side of the page and you will have this month’s edition.

Village Center Artwork 12 pieces of student artwork were given to Kathleen M. for consideration for display in the newly constructed Village Center. After the final art is chosen, each will be mounted and framed for display in a central location for all to see. Below is a list of artists and artwork up for consideration. Lft. “Koi Pond” Joel M. Rt. “Jasper Johns Flags” David P.

Below: “Cityscapes” - Steven S.

Rt. “Poppies” Jessica C.

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―Winter Landscape with Cardinals‖ - Brian C. (Rm. 119) ―Owl and Birch Trees‖ - Makaila C. (Rm. 120) ―Matisse Inspired Fish Bowl‖ - Steven D. (Rm. 125) ―Van Gogh Inspired Sunflowers‖ - Andrew R. (Rm. 119) ―Poppies‖ - Jessica C. (Rm. 119) ―Koi Pond‖ - Joel M. (Rm. 306) ―Jasper Johns Inspired Flag‖ - David P. (Rm. 309) ―Haunted Landscapes‖ - Katherine M. (Rm. 117) ―Fireflies‖ - Alexander ―Sasha‖ I. (Rm. 110) ―Cityscape‖ - Steven S. (Rm. 123) ―Fall Landscape with Pumpkins‖ - Jesse B. (Rm. 309) ―Kandinski Inspired Abstract Collage‖ - Group Project Kelsey A. (Rm. 125), John E. Dominick R. & Sierra W. (Rm. 307)

NATHAN (RM. 416).

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“Kandinski Inspired Abstract Collage” Group Project


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Valentine’s Day Cards Last month the students created Valentine’s Day themed greeting cards and envelopes. The finished cards were given to loved ones and used as proto-types for future designs for our ongoing ―Noteworthy” project. Materials Used: Oil Pastels, Crayon, Red & White Tempera Paint, Red Acrylic Paint, Tagboard, Construction Paper, Printed Text on Copy Paper, Masking Tape. Techniques/Concepts: Shaped Masking (Hearts), Color Mixing (Red + White=Pink), Color Layering, Card Construction.

Student Valentine’s Day Cards and Envelopes: (Lft-Rt) Dominic ―Chipper‖ C.; Ashley B.; and Joel M. (All Student From Rm. 306).

HAVE INFO TO SHARE? IF YOU HAVE ANY ART NEWS THAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO NEXT MONTH’S ANDERSONIAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW (X1569). ~ NATHAN (RM. 416).

Artist Birthdays for March Mar. 2 – Theodor Seuss Geisel – ―Dr. Seuss‖ (1904) Mar. 6 -- Michelangelo (1475) Mar. 19 – Charles M. Russell (1864) Mar. 30 – Francisco de Goya (1746) & Vincent van Gogh (1853)

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The Andersonian Art News - Issue 14 March 2011