ART@GATES

Mrs. Blackburn's and Mrs. Ellington's Art Classes

NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT

WELCOME to the 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR!!!

Our Gates students are the heart and soul of our school. Our year will be filled with instruction, imagination, immense creativity, and of course, CREATION of magnificent works of art!

CCPS CULTURAL ARTS SUMMER CAMP


Looking for a fun summer camp experience hosted by CCPS?

Sign up today for the 2019

Cultural Arts Summer Camp!

Spaces are limited! Enroll soon!

Choose a session below and register in the office at your home school or online at http://mychesterfieldschools.com/curriculum/summer-programs/

Camps are open to all CCPS students!

Full Day, Two Week Camp

Session One: “A Summer of Magic”

Where: Clover Hill Elementary

When: July 8th- 18th

Monday-Thursdays 9am-3pm

Who: Rising 1st graders— Rising 5th graders Tuition: $150.00

Put on your wizarding hat and cast a spell on summer boredom featuring daily rotations in the Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, STEAM, and World Language! Activities will include drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, engineering, coding, singing, dancing, playing instruments, sports, World Language and more!

Full Day, Two Week Camp

Session Two: “World Explorers”

Where: O.B Gates Elementary

When: July 22th-Aug 1st

Monday-Thursdays 9am-3pm

Who: Rising 1st graders— Rising 5th graders

Tuition: $150.00

Set course for summer adventure exploring the hidden treasures that await you within the the Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, STEAM, and World Language! Activities will include drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, engineering, coding, singing, dancing, playing instruments, sports, World Language and more!

Half Day, One Week Camp

“Classics Camp”

Where: Bettie Weaver Elementary

When: June 24th-27th

Monday-Thursday 9am- 12pm

Tuition: $55.00

Students will explore the architecture, innovations and inventions of Ancient Rome with fun, hands-on daily activities! Learn how to wrap a toga, make model catapults, aqueducts, arches, and even learn some Latin!

Half Day, One Week Camp

“Creative Geniuses”

Where: Elizabeth Scott Elementary

When: June 17th- 20th

Monday-Thursday 8am- 12:30pm

Tuition: $55.00

Do you love to draw, paint, sculpt, and craft? Join us this summer for an opportunity to explore the visual arts more in depth! Projects include acrylic painting, plaster work, paper mache, clay, weaving, bead art and more!

FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

Wow!!! Thank you to all our families who were able to come to Midlothian High School on the 13th and 14th to view our Gates exhibit -and a building full of fantastic Art and Music! We are ALWAYS so very proud of ALL of our Gates Artists and pleased to be able to present just some of the marvelous art they have created so far this year. It is our privilege! Student artwork will be coming home soon.

SPRINGTIME in the ART ROOMS

Although Youth Art Month officially ended with March,

special YAM activities continue into APRIL at Gates!

The 15th Annual Grade 5 Handprint Project is almost finished, with a few more students needing to print, and Mrs. Blackburn adding all student names.

Also, many students are continuing Personal Painting Studio sessions! It is traditional that we spend several weeks developing this important work of art.

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"Be The Star You Are"....from star journal ideas by Dina Wakley

O. B. GATES ART DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT


Art is a universal language, a form of communication that is a reflection of our world throughout history. As teachers of art at O. B. Gates Elementary School, our goal is to provide a positive atmosphere in which each child is able to learn about the elements, principles, tools, history, and aesthetics of art. We teach the basic artistic and life skills of seeing and observing, imagining, problem-solving, and critical thinking through lessons designed to fit the diverse developmental needs of our students. We teach all children to value and respect themselves, each other, and the individual creative abilities that exist in every person. Art is an essential part of our world and it touches almost every aspect of our lives. It is our goal to help our students develop a lifelong participation in and appreciation of the visual arts! (composed February 2002)

Betty S. Blackburn and Kimberly E. Ellington

Teachers of Children through Art

TEAMWORK personal and collaborative skills in the ART ROOM

Every year, students learn and review our Art room TEAMWORK model of behavior. It is a tradition and standard ALWAYS as we move through the school year. Each letter in the word stands for specific skills we can use to create an atmosphere of cooperation and respect. Teamwork is represented as the "T" for our Gates STAR model, so our instruction is wrapped into our school goals as well. Please click on the link below to learn more about TEAMWORK in ART at GATES!

STUDIO HABITS OF MIND

Mrs. Blackburn participated in a professional Book Study in 2016 with a group of fellow CCPS Art Teachers led by our Visual Arts Instructional Specialist, Mr. Mike Gettings. The book, entitled Studio Thinking, presents eight Habits of Mind in which artists engage in the creative process. These are the eight Studio Habits of Mind that we embrace in Art@GATES!
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CURRENT ART LESSONS

This Week's Lessons

Here is the link to our Art Department Weekly Lesson Overview page for this week:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ULYFogVUssvC8vU-V088EJwj61F6ATYNp-JpmNKm-G0/edit?usp=sharing

Virginia Standards of Learning for the Visual Arts

Please click the button above to access the VA ART SOLs from the VA Department of Education website.

Mrs. Betty S. Blackburn, Teacher of Children Through ART

Mrs. Blackburn is currently in her 32nd year of teaching and has spent 31 of those right here at O.B. Gates!
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