It's time to find art doors! A class of second graders from Holton participated in this fun event for the summer months! Happy door hunting!
Art on Wheels is bringing Holton a blank door so that students can participate in this project with 40 doors total, created with local professional and amateur artists, a selection of area schools and volunteers.
Here is the project in a nutshell:
We will install the doors at various public and private sites throughout the city·
A summer-long media campaign will encourage families to find the doors·
Each door will have a short story on the back about the experience of formerly homeless person, and information about the artists, Art on Wheels, and Virginia Supportive Housing.·
The campaign will include a mobile app, printed maps and a website·
Folks can upload photos of the doors to Instagram and win prizes
Can't wait to get started! Follow us on instagram with #holtonartroom
The art room had a special guest last week when a Holton parent, Travis Robertson, came in to visit a few classes and show the students about screen printing. He made a drawing of a Holton Lion and each student got to pull their own print using the squeegee. It was a really fun afternoon and very cool to see the kids learn a new process. Thanks Mr. Travis!
This year, I am trying something new with the 5th graders and so far, really great engagement! I have struggled to engage this group as much as the other grades and I know that this is a transition year into tween life and middle school coming up. So, I had been thinking about what the kids were drawing in their spare time and decided to take a more problem solving approach to the lessons I do with them.
We made a mind map about design last week and each student divided their paper into quadrants and made some thumbnails sketches of a design that they would like to create.
This week, we looked at an actual design company called IDEO and specifically a project they took on to make Mondays less blah!
Students are zipping through their weaving projects and creating some stunning finished works of art!
We are using the beautiful hand crafted jewelry of Kate Miss as our inspiration for our own bauble necklaces that we are making for an auction for the school coming up in the spring. So beautiful!
Check out Holton Artists at
Artsonia- Kids Art Museum