We ended the last day of the 2018-2019 semester with a field trip to the Southport Woman's Day Art Festival. This year, due to the hurricane back in the fall, the festival just happened to fall on the last day of the semester. In fact, it wasn't even a regular school day. It was actually an exam make up day. This made everything a little tricky but we worked it out.
So what's this Woman's Day Art Festival thingy all about? Well, its kind of exciting! Students who entered work into the exhibit are invited to the Southport Community Center for a luncheon. Yum, food! After the luncheon, winners of the art contest are announced. Winning students receive a certificate, prize money, a ribbon and if they one first place in their category, their work moves on to district and then state!
This is Pasty with her first place entry for charcoal. And look, her granddad showed up to the event. And she won. And its a portrait of him. So that's pretty cool. But even better, not only did Pasty's piece win best in charcoal, it won Best in Show! Congratulations!
We managed to get a photo of all the first place winners. All of these student's work will be going on to district and hopefully, if they win at district, on to state! Good luck!
The Next Day Was Day One
The next day was the first day of the new semester. This means all new class and all new students. Since it was a Thursday, I didn't want to start with a new Module. That can wait till Monday. So I decided for my Intermediate class to offer a fun two day challenge. Create the skeletal system for a cartoon character.
This one day challenge actually will lead quiet nicely into our Monday Concept, Artists Steal. It also is a great way to introduce the Standard, I Create, along with the introducing the Learning Target, 'I combine an inspirational source with my own ideas'.
The Art of South B: displaying the art from students at South Brunswick High School, NC
Art of South B
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