Thank you to all the families who came out last Wednesday to enjoy the 18th Annual Art Walk, with the 5th Grade Choral Review!
It was wonderful to see everyone celebrating the successes of our Johnson school Artists. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped to make this year amazing!!
And, congratulations to our raffle and auction winners!!
Here are some of the finest examples of creativity from our 4th and 5th grade artists. Wonderful participation for the annual Doodle 4 Google contest!!
March is Youth Art Month, and is a time when educators across the nation promote the visual arts and art education in our country. Congratulations to the following Ralph M.T. Johnson School students, 5th grade students Greta B., Emma H. and Kailee M., and 4th grade students Claire F., Drew L., Preethika S. who have each had an outstanding work of art selected to be a part of the 2018 Connecticut Art Educator’s Association Youth Art Celebration.
The CAEA Youth Art Celebration is a K-12 art show for all students in Connecticut. Their work will be on display at the Central Connecticut State University Art Gallery and Fine Arts Center, in New Britain, Connecticut, from March 5th – April 6th 2018. The Opening reception will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:00– 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for your outstanding efforts and congratulations on this achievement!!
On Monday, February 12, 2018 Johnson School had the pleasure of participating in the 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
Our school honorees are fifth graders Lola Huseby and Cris Menendez. Both students were recognized for their outstanding citizenship, cooperative skills, and artistic ability in the performing and/or visual arts.
Both Lola and Cris are extraordinary students with exceptional skills in the arts. They are admirable individuals who are fair, honest, kind, compassionate, and helpful. They often exceed the expectations of their teachers and they are terrific role models for their peers.
Ms. McCue, Ms. Carpentier, Mrs. Liquori, Mrs. Claridge, and the students’ families attended this wonderful event to celebrate the efforts and achievements of these two fine individuals. Congratulations to you both!
Every year thousands of local artists participate in this wonderful contest to promote and encourage recycling. This is a Regional contest that includes 11 participating municipalities. Click here for complete information about the contest held by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Agency.
The theme for this year is "What's in? What's Out?
The Rules are here.
The Template are here.
A list of Recyclable and non-recyclable items is here.
Any questions please e-mail Ms. McCue. =)
Johnson School students have a fantastic time in this after school art enrichment program. Art club is pure fun for Everyone!
Check out these artist in action pictures here.
Download the Art Club Flyer here and join in on the fun.
The annual contest for the next great Doodler is back!!
Read all about Doodle 4 Google HERE.
Download the GOOGLE template HERE.
This year's theme is "WHAT INSPIRES ME"
The winning design gets a $30,000 college scholarship!
Important details: Contest ends March 2, 2018.
Posters MUST be handed in to Ms. McCue by Monday February 26, 2018 to be send in the mail with other Johnson School entries.
Need inspiration? Check out these videos
Part One: Imagine
Part Two: Create
Collection of the Best Google Doodles
Congratulations to this year's town Fire Prevention Contest Winners
Good luck to Carlos and Gabriel at the County wide level of the competition!
Every year students have the opportunity to create a poster design with the theme of Fire Prevention. This is an annual initiative that I participate in with our town fire marshal, Mr. Tom Galliford.
Fourth grade participates as an option, typically outside of the art room. Fifth graders do the contest as a class assignment in Art. So, if you notice your children talking more about Fire safety, dangers, preventative measures, creating a meeting place, practicing a fire drill... My unit on Fire prevention may be why :)
The packet that students may use for information and inspiration is located here.
The informative Fire Prevention videos that the students have seen in Art class are also located here; Video 1 and Video 2.
Please support our school initiative in teaching our children how to be safe in the event of a fire related emergency. Thank you!!
Art Club is always a fun time! There are Tuesday sessions or Thursday sessions to choose. Click HERE to download the form.
I have been teaching art at Ralph M.T. Johnson School since 2001. I hope to encourage my students to use their creative experiences and become innovative explorers.