Ms. Maria Miranda
Hitch Art Gallery
Welcome to a new school year at Rufus M. Hitch School. We return to school with a visual arts curriculum for the new school year (2014/2015). My name is Maria Miranda and I will be your child's art teacher. Every child from kindergarten through 8th grade will participate in the visual arts. The visual arts represents what we can see with our eyes or what we want our viewers to see in our art. It may be color, texture, shape, size, or various lines directing our eyes up or down or all around. Perhaps there is a hidden message in the art and it is your job, the viewer to find the hidden message. We will create wonderful art in our classroom.
The classroom environment includes (8) art tables with (4) stools at each table, two large cabinets with storage for art supplies. Art work is displayed on the walls of the classroom and over the summer, a heating and cooling company donated (4) boxes of carbonated paper for the art room. Your child will see two accented walls (e.g., green and mustard yellow) on the walls. The classroom has transformed into the art room it is today. A warm and fuzzy environment where student's create art with various art medias (e.g., pencil, marker, paint brush, fingers etc.).
Our first week, we will be working with lines, shapes, texture, size, color and creating a collage. We will learn about the primary, secondary, and complementary colors. We will search through out our classroom environment to see where such lines, shapes, texture, size and color can be viewed in our classroom.
We will be working on many projects during the year and this will be the place to be informed about the visual arts at Rufus M.Hitch School.
ART RULES: CHAMPS! I want every child to be an art champ. They only need to follow the rules to be an art champ!
C ----Community Property (Sharing supplies)
H ----Harmony (friendly relations)
A ----Artist (You/Student/teacher)
M ----Media/Medium, tools used to create art
P ----Projects: process not the product
S ----Success! Clean Up!
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up (Pablo Picasso)."
Students are really enjoying their new space in the art room. They have created two dimensional art (2D) using lines, shapes, color and overlapping these concepts in their artwork. The students have had an opportunity to present and share their artwork to their classmates. They introduce themselves as the artist and then explain how they used the primary, secondary, or complementary colors in their art. We are looking at artwork in our classroom to determine what is the foreground and background. We are using art vocabulary to help us think about art critically. There is always a message an artist is sending through the arts. Ask your child what is his/her message in their artwork. What do they want the viewer to know?
Coming soon a webpage, titled "Hitch Art Gallery." In this space, you will get to view your child's artwork. We have over 500 students at Hitch School, so every month I will select (30) pieces of artwork based on each grade level, kindergarten through 8th grade. Your child will let you know when their artwork will be displayed.
P.T.A. is organizing the art activity, along with me the art teacher where students design their artwork and parents can order their child's artwork on a cup, t-shirt, or hat. I will help the P.T.A. in submitting to them parent orders for this wonderful art project.
Hitch Art Gallery
Please check out the new Hitch Art Gallery homepage to view your child's artwork. Please make sure you sign and return the "Media Consent Form" allowing me to post your child's artwork on-line.