Friday, March 24, 2017

Fine Arts Night 2017

Dolvin's annual art show and chorus concert will take place on Thursday, April 13 - please plan for your family to attend!
Students have been supporting the FurKids Atlanta animal shelter all year by creating and sharing artwork featuring the pets in need of homes. In art class, we have created some pawprint clay charms and pawprint crayons that we will sell for $1 each, and that money will be donated to the animal shelter.
The art in the exhibit is not for sale, it belongs to the artists, but mats/frames are available for $25, and a portion goes to Dolvin. All artwork will be returned to the students shortly after the show comes down. Please come and enjoy viewing our masterpieces and engaging in artistic conversation.

#petpARTners: Clay Pet Portraits

As a continuing project over the course of this school year, my students are creating art that celebrates the pets of FurKids shelter to raise community awareness. We began the year with drawings and tried collage around January, and now my second and third graders are using their clay building skills to create a likeness of these cute pups and kitties in clay. We started out by forming two small slabs and joined them together, then added features and surface textures. After the first firing, we glazed them and fired again - the kids did their best to really get a good likeness, and they researched the pets to know more about their personalities. We have been sharing these on social media to promote adoptions and donations, and the students are very proud of helping their community.