We Need STUFF!

The Art Department at Liberty Point ES works hard to provide for our students. Our school cares about art, and our administrators LOVE the art hanging on the walls of our school! We currently have a shortage of art supplies.

Do you have any of the following stuff to donate? It is mostly stuff you would throw out anyway, so donate it, you!!

1. tissues, hand sanitizer, and lysol. We go through one or more boxes a month. 700 kids use the artroom for 45 min a week x 4 weeks=  3 hrs a month. Eventually, someone’s going to need to blow their nose or sanitize their hands. Please help our kids develop good hygiene habits!

2. old t-shirts, aprons for smocks

3. empty ice cream gallon buckets and similar containers.

4. cardboard tubes, cardboard pieces

5. wrapping paper, various types of paper

6. plastic netting that fruit comes in

7. New York Times newspapers (great for making hats!)

8. buttons, ribbon, yarn

9. old magazines (no lingerie catalogs please)

10. old books or cards such as playing cards missing a few from the deck, used greeting cards

11. objects for observational drawing such as outdated fake flowers, sea shells, sundry knick knackery

12. old towels

13. old calendars with pics of animals, scapes, artworks, etc…

14. old baskets, pillows, fabric scraps, rug samples



Color facts and other parrot related art learning

complemetary colors are opposites on the color wheel. Red and Green are opposites, so they are complements. Complementary colors look very exciting next to one another.

Additional color schemes are evident in the plumage (feathers) of most types of parrots. Eclectus parrots also have light blue and dark blue under their wings. This is a monochromatic color scheme- one color with different values.

An analagous color scheme is when there are colors together that are neighbors on the color wheel such as greenish turquoise blue, bright royal blue, and blue violet indigo.

Parrot Project: day 4

The study and close observation of Simon and parrots in general is an excellent opportunity to discuss

  • color schemes, including complementary and monochromatic
  • texture, value, shape, and form
  • contrast, movement, variation

Unit 4 is our last unit before summer comes.

Parrot project

Michaela from Ms. Shingle's Kdg class

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To kick off our last unit, my “nephew”, Simon is visiting. He is a parrot owned by Amanda and Eric Styer of Murfreesboro, TN. His resume includes visits to two other schools in Fulton County as well as schools in the Middle TN area.

Almost every student is surprised how soft Simon is and one student commented about his plumage, “He’s glowing!” This has been an awesome week!

1. kids meeting Simon and learn about parrots

2.  draw Simon using direct observation

3. learn about two different artists who used parrots as subject matter, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s 1931 Self-Portrait with Parrot and American John J. Audobon’s 1832 Carolina Parakeets.

We are expecting a follow up visit from Amanda Styer and Simon before the end of the school year.

Self Portraits with 1st Grade

1st Graders at Liberty Point ES are studying the art of the self-portrait, painting pictures of themselves on construction paper. Students worked hard to mix their brown paint to match their own skin tone, using tints and shades of brown. Students looked at paint samples of brown to see what paint companies call their skin tone, and we read The Color Of Us by Karen Katz.