A diverse program in the visual arts introduces children to a spectrum of artistic media and includes an introduction to great artists from the past. In the Upper and Middle Schools, visual art subjects include drawing, painting, ceramics, 2-D and 3-D design, sculpture, printmaking, art history and criticism.
Students are encouraged to submit their work for exhibitions and competitions in the school and community.
November 6, 2012
A View from Under the Umbrella...
As we move into this festive time of year, artists are working on seasonal projects as well as beginning to think and plan artwork for the 2013 Art Contest sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
If your artist has been at WPS for a year or so, he or she has likely participated in the contest. Each year the theme changes; this year the contest is labeled “Uniquely You!” and is in connection with the exhibit currently at the library: “Genome: The Secret of How Life Works.” The call for original art that makes each of unique defines genome as “a collection of DNA that is contained within one cell. Each individual and all living organism possess unique genomes. “
Students may select one of the following categories for their original works:
A. Self-portraiture: Do a character study to show traits of what is important to you. The background of your portrait may be a place you want to be or a reflection of who you are.
B. Generational portraiture: Do a study showing generations of your family.
C. A living organism that is important to you …Show the unique traits that you feel are special.
More information may be found at www.bushlibrary.tamu.edu. Pull out those old family photos and enjoy time with you your son/daughter talking about unique traits that have been passed down in your family. Be watching for flyers and permission slips to be sent home soon.
In the past, we have had many winners. First place artwork becomes part of the permanent collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and is featured in an official calendar. Students receive a trophy, some monetary recognition and the opportunity to meet and see Mrs. Barbara Bush when she addresses everyone before the awards. Mrs. Bush is delightful and knows who we are! This is our 5th year to participate and one of my most cherished memories was from the second year when, during the awards, she turned to me and said: “Are all those kids yours?” “Yes M’am, those are our Wolverine artists!” I replied proudly!
Thanks to all who stopped by the Wildflower Festival! We are so proud of our Wildflower artists! Thank you to everyone who donated “fallish” items to help with our projects.