Art Matters

Escambia County School District Art Newsletter

Regional Mayco Clay Workshop

Escambia County Elementary Art teachers began the new year with a Mayco Clay workshop at Cordova Park Elementary. Clay,a great vehicle for creating lessons that tie in science and math skills that students will need for the FCAT, is one area that many elementary art teachers have asked for additional professional development. In the workshop teachers explored a variety of stamping and color techniques. Teachers learned many student-friendly methods including glazing experimentation and problem solving integration. Pictured below are the creature abodes made by elementary art teachers.

Lipscomb Art Educator One of Three Artists to Show at Artel Gallery

Artel Gallery is pleased to present Body of Work IV. This exhibition explores the works of three artists with a strong artistic vision: Linda Kernick, Sally Miller, and Gila Rayberg. Works in this exhibit were selected by jurors Michael Boles, Warren Thompson and Kreg Yingst.

Sally Miller is one of the art educators at Lipscomb Elementary. Her abstract paintings include a "chair" series (painted as a reflection of her dad's attic) and symbolic images from travels and events in her life.

The 15 paintings will be on exhibit from January 21 to February 28. The opening reception is January 31 from 6:00-8:00.

Accountable Talk in Art

ECSD art educators have been meeting at Brentwood Elementary in a series of workshops to implement Accountable Talk and student initiative into the art classrooms since November. In this series, art educators worked together to explore Charlotte Danielson's model of highly effective student engagement, using Common Core State Standards and eliciting curiousity.

Upcoming ECSD Art Contests and Art Fundraisers: