Monday, November 3, 2014

Where HAS the time gone!

Holy is already the second 9 weeks! THMS artists sure are keeping me busy! Check out our Artsonia Gallery to see what they have been working on so far this year!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The school year is wrapping up quickly...will you make art this summer?

If you want to continue learning and growing artistically, check out the JMU and Larkin Summer Arts programs. There are excellent classes offered for all ages.

I definitely plan to make some art over this summer! You should too!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

And the winners are????

I am happy to announce that of the 5 THMS students who entered their work in the Massanutten Regional Library Altered Book contest, 3 of them took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! There were over 25 entries, so this is quite an accomplishment!

First Place - Chantel Pence
"Bird's Eye View"

Second Place - Chelsey Pence

Third Place - Helen Joya
"Alice is Stuck in Wonderland"

Friday, March 21, 2014

Don't forget that Altered Books are due Monday March 31st! If you are entering it in the Massanutten Regional Library Contest, you need to have a parent/guardian sign this form, or one that you previously picked up from me. You can drop it off anytime between now and then, or I will happily bring them there Monday after school (as long as you bring the signed form).

I really encourage you to show your work in public as often as possible. It is good a experience to have work on display, and looks great on applications for school clubs and programs!

If you DO deliver it yourself, don't forget to check out the district art show on display upstairs at the Massanutten Regional Library until March 31st!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

8th Grade Foundations of Art students completed these acrylic paintings after a month and a half intensive painting unit. These were on display near the concessions stand during the musical last weekend and are now on the cafeteria stage.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Uh-oh! Ms. Thompson is blogging now? What next?!

Being a middle school art teacher is super fun. I love introducing my students to new art forms, methods, and media. But I've been thinking: we only have 45 minute class periods, and most of that time is spent on our projects. When and where can I provide information about other stuff that is happening in our class, our school, our district, our community, and our world?!!

So much to learn, so little class time.

I want this to be a fun and informational forum for us to share art that we find online, on the streets, or in our own sketchbooks.  I'd love to see what types of art you look at and make outside my class, so I have a question for you:

What is your favorite kind of art, or favorite artist?