Thursday, March 27, 2008

4th Nine Weeks Begins

Monday we began new classes for the last nine weeks of the school year. This nine weeks we have Ray Dixon, art teacher, is showing his class how to work with different shapes using ink, crayon, watercolor, etc. Mike Edmison, photographer, is teaching his class digital photography. Betsy Horn, teacher, is using collage, poetry, writing and more to help her class express themselves. We are continuing our character building program and this week is on responsibility. Each week we pick one student to be the "spy". They watch the other students through the week and then on Thursday they choose one person who has been showing responsibility throughout the week at Studio, at school and on the bus. The person they choose receive $5.00. Every Thursday we don't have art classes but do something different. Today, Christy Counts from the Humane Society is coming back to share about animals and how we should take care of pets and animals in general.

Friday, March 14, 2008

We finished our third 9-week session for the year with some amazing work!

Carol Goodwin, artist, shared her many talents with the students incorporating meditation and relaxation techniques. This class made altered books, collages, kaleidoscope drawings (made with coffee filters!) and paper torn creations.

Lavina McKinzey, artist, taught the mosaic's class. The finished projects included a beautiful table, picture frames, garden gazing balls, candle holders, a small chair and even a pair of shoes!!

Erin Roberts, instructor, had the most challenge. She taught our first encounter with robotics! Her wisdom and engineering skills helped the students build some awesome structures. There was a garage with moving door, a Ferris wheel, snowplows, airplanes and much more.

It never ceases to amaze me the talent of both artists and students!

Friday, March 7, 2008


Monday through Wednesday, we work with the artists but Thursday is a special day. From watching movies, going to musuems to hamburgers in the park, each Thursday we do something different. This past Thursday, Don Oliver came and taught the kids how to make paper airplanes. I could not believe that over 50% of our kids had never made a paper airplane or ever flew one!! We had a great time as the kids then had a contest where tested their skills flying the planes over a balcony in the building. There were prizes for farthest distance, most graceful and most loop-de-loops!
Studio 222 is in its fourth successful year offering a quality arts-based program. The program runs four days per week during the school year from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Professional artists are hired for nine-week increments to provide the students opportunites to experience a variety of the arts such as photography, grapic design, hip-hop dance, mosiacs, cooking, drama and more.