Art Matters

ECSD Newsletter for K-12 Visual Arts Education 11/13

Area Art Educators Attend Florida Art Education Association Fall Conference

Three elementary art educators, Henrietta Adams, Carrie Peery and Karleen Roll, attended the four day Florida Art Education Association Fall Conference along the beautiful beaches of Daytona, Florida this past October. While at the conference, the three art teachers were introduced to cutting edge art materials and exciting new projects that align with the Common Core State Standards. The educators were also able to contract with several national art companies to come host district art workshops for all ECSD elementary art educators. The three conference attendees are currently planning upcoming workshops for all ECSD elementary art teachers on various topics: using iPads for art projects and classroom management, glass fusing, kiln safety and productivity, Chihuly glass lessons, new paint products, product experimentation with supplies from several art vendors, making beads out of scrap clay, Zentangles, Native American sculptures and coral reef sculptures. We are thankful that ECSD art educators can grow professionally and share with their art colleagues.

Local N.B. Cook Student Wins $500 in Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Art Contest

Recently ECSD fifth graders attended a field trip to the Saenger Theater where they enjoyed a special performance by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra . In preparation for the symphony field trip, many music and art educators, including N.B. Cook's art educator Patti Wheeler, led the students in a lesson on interpreting Stravinski's "Firebird". In art class, students visually interpreted "Firebird" then teachers selected entries for the art contest. Patti Wheeler, art educator at N.B. Cook, is proud to announce that Chloe Cate's art work was honored as the first place entry in ECSD. Chloe's "Firebird" composition was featured along with the other five winning entries at the symphony performance. In addition Chloe's art accomplishment was recognized on N.B. Cook's CCTV show where she was awarded a beautiful gift basket full of art materials & other items, a nice certificate and also a Visa gift card in the amount of...........drum roll........FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!!!! Patti Wheeler stated, "We were all flabbergasted & so excited for Chloe!" A special thank you is due to Pen Air Federal Credit Union for collaborating with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
Congratulations to the Escambia Winning Entries:

1st : Chloe Cate, NB Cook Elementary;Patti Wheeler, Art Educator
2nd : Ashauna Powell, A. K. Suter Elementary; Lauren Farmer, Art Educator
3rd : Amber Gilman, Bratt Elementary; Meredeth Roberts, Art Educator

Congratulations to Karleen Roll, art educator at Cordova Park Elementary. Karleen was honored at a dinner on September 21st, by Escambia Masonic Lodge #15 as their 2013 Teacher of the Year. Her contributions to the community and her school are much appreciated.

Hellen Caro Artists Get the Point

Under the instruction of art educator Marcy McGahan, fourth grade students at Hellen Caro learned about the French Pointillist painter, Georges Seurat. Georges Seurat created a painting called Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte. He started the painting in 1884 and finished it in 1886 with 3,456,000 dots of color. The original painting hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago and measures 10 feet wide by 7 feet tall.

In April of 2013, four Hellen Caro students started their own version of Seurat’s painting. Those artists were Kamryn Pinder, Mallory Pharr, Tiffany Lee, and Ashley Laczko from Mr. Madison’s class. The artwork was completed in May 2013 and was dedicated to the front office of Hellen Caro Elementary this school year for permanent collection.

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival Poster Contest First Place Winner

Congratulations to Becca Davies of Cordova Park Elementary. Becca's art was chosen as first place in the primary art category for Great Gulf Coast Art Festival's Hooked On Art poster contest for this year. Art educator Karleen Roll is very proud of Becca's outstanding accomplishment.

Lipscomb Elementary Artist Hooked On Art

Congratulations, Joanna Jiang from Lipscomb Elementary. Joanna's poster design won the grand prize for Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival Hooked On Art poster contest! Rebecca Davies from Cordova Park and Cate Ducote from Gulf Breeze won first place in their age group. All three students have their art on the poster used to advertise Pensacola's biggest annual art festival. Great job to all students who participated.
~Contributed by Lipscomb art educator Sally Miller.

Young Artists Honored in Pensacola Interstate Fair Student Exhibit

If you happened to go to the fair this year then you noticed that building number two at the Pensacola Interstate Fair housed an impressive collection of art from all ECSD K-12 schools and many Santa Rosa high schools. The Escambia County art educators wish to extend a sincere thank you to the many administrators and school board members that came to the October 8, opening reception. We appreciate your time and support for our art programs. A special thank you is given to Emily Jefferis, art educator at Ransom Middle School, and the Ransom Middle School Art Club for serving refreshments at the reception and to Karleen Roll for providing the beautiful decorations. The secondary winners for this year's school exhibit can be viewed at this link:

Pensacola Interstate Fair Student Exhibit 2013 Participants

Thousands of viewers were treated to the student art exhibit at the Pensacola Fair Grounds October 17th - 27th. Please use this link to view the names of all participants in grades K-12 in this year's Pensacola Interstate Fair Student Exhibit:*ZBTze38*0VlJEUfPQ

Art Matters

Art Matters in Escambia County School District. We have many great things happening in our K-12 visual art education programs. If you wish to contribute an article, photo, link or video to ECSD Art Matters newsletter please contact Angela Funderburk at Brentwood Elementary.

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival Student Exhibit K-12

Friday, Nov. 1st 2013 at 9am to Sunday, Nov. 3rd 2013 at 3pm

Seville Square, Pensacola, FL

Pensacola, FL

ECSD student artwork will be on display in the tent next to the children's area at the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival during the first weekend in November.