Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photography II Portfolios

Photography II Portfolios are in! Students had to choose their best photography from this year and complete a portfolio book. Each student had to document the project, title, camera type, f-stop, shutter speed, and focal length used for each photograph.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Draw Montgomery

Congratulations to Emma M.! I am excited to announce her honorable mention win in the Draw Montgomery competition! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


The Funky Junk Art contest is an annual citywide competition for artists and imaginative dreamers of all ages. To qualify, contest participants must create an original work of art composed of only used materials and/or recycled goods. The 2012 Funky Junk Contest was sponsored by the Montgomery Clean Commission and MAX Credit Union. Below are our winners:
Honorable Mention in Group/Students Sydney B. and Reagan B.

Thrid Place 6-7 grade- Eric R.
Second Place 6-7 Grade- Emma M.
First Place 6-7 Grade- Emily K.
First Place 8-12 Grade- Gabbi P.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Art 6- Modified Contour Drawing

Modified contour drawing is basically outline drawing with the addition of lines within the object as well as the silhouette. The students start at any point on their object and gradually work their way around, following the objects lines with their eyes, but looking back to their drawing as they go to check the position of their hand.

Five pairs of shoes have been placed on the tables for Art 6 students to create their modified contour drawings. Below are a couple of pictures of Art 6 students working on their drawings.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

ACES 2012

The Arts Council of Montgomery is pleased to announce the Artistic Competition for Exceptional Students “ACES” Jr. High Visual Art Winners

 Honorable Mention—Emily Kent—Saint James

2012 Linoleum Block Print Contest

I am extremely excited to announce that one of our 6th graders placed nationally!

Congratulations to Whitman Kent for taking 3rd place in the 2012 Linoleum Block Print Contest.  All winners are posted on Artsonia, the world's largest student art museum.

VAAP 2012

Congratulations to the following middle school students who won awards in the Alabama Arts Council District ll Visual Achievement Awards Program held at Troy:

Emily Kent- 1st place- Drawing
Kendall McCann- 1st place- Painting
Zara Ahmed- 1st place- 3D works
Carly Mattox- 1st place- printmaking
Gabrielle Pohlman- Wild Card
Sydney Cramer- 2nd place- 3D works
Emma Moody- 2nd place- printmaking
Sarah Claire Loeb- 3rd place- 3D works
Tayor Meadows- 3rd place- photography

The first place award winners art work now goes on to the state competition. Wild Card- are chosen the day after judging by Troy art students. The wild card can be any artwork in any category. If an artwork is chosen for wild card it will also go to the state competition along with the first place winners.

I am very excited to announce these awards! Each teacher was limited to 10 works. Out of our middle school students 9 of our works won an award! Plus, 5 of our students works go onto the state level. This is just amazing and I am so proud of their accomplishments.

Pictured here are the student winners that were able to attend the awards ceremony at Troy University in Troy, AL

 I am very excited to announce that 3 out of 5 of our  middle school students placed at the state level for the 2012 Visual Arts Achievement Program.

Best of Drawing, Middle School
Emily Kent, 7th Grade
Triplets; Graphite on Paper

Best of Painting, Middle School
Kendall McCann, 7th Grade
Beauty Within; Acrylic on Paper

Best of District 2, Middle School
Gabrielle Pohlman, 8th Grade
Reflections; Ink and Watercolor; Mixed Media

I am also very honored that I received the 2012 Visual Arts Achievement Program Teacher Award for recognition of Artistic Achievement as an Art Educator.

Saint James Art & Photography Show

HS Photography Show Winners

Best of Show- Lizzie Kean

First Place- Zack Taylor
Second Place- Hayley Bell
Thrid Place- Lexie Moore

Honorable Mentions- Carlee Naftel (2)
                                    Riley Newton
                                    Maha Albuti

MS Art Show Winners

Best of Show- Ian Tsekouras

Principal's Choice Award- Emily Kent

First Place- Rylee Holt
Second Place- Sarah Claire Loeb
Thrid Place- Kendall McCann

Honorable Mentions- Gabbi Pohlman
                                    Taylor Meadows
                                     Harrison Carter
                                     Ashley Kelley
                                     Emma Moody

Doodle 4 Google

Congratulations to Reagan B.(6th grade)!!! She is one of the 250 State Finalists! The 250 doodles are the best among a total of more than 114,000 entries from across the country. The 250 State Finalists were chosen by Google employees and their amazing Guest Judges. The Finalists represent the highest ranked doodle from each grade group from each state. I am so proud of Reagan!!! Below is a picture of her Doodle 4 Google. This years theme was, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit…"

Reagan's Doodle

Flimp Festival 2012

I had the honor of taking my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to Flimp Festival for the chalk dawning competition again this year. We had a great time! The rain held off and it was nice and HOT! We had 14 groups representing Saint James and they created some amazing masterpieces in the parking lot of The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The awards ceremony was this morning at MMFA, I am excited to announce that one of our 8th grade groups (Taylor Meadows, Katie Brabham, Lauren Talkington, & Madi McKinney) won 3rd place! Below I am attaching the winning artwork and some extra pictures from our day.

3rd place winners

3rd place

My Amazing Students

My Silly Students