Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kindergarten and Kandinsky

 My Kindergarten students are off to a great start as they learn about abstract artist Kandinsky.  He grew up thinking he could hear color and lines.  Music inspired him as he created gorgeous works of abstract art.  The children used black paint while listening to selections from Mozart to paint various lines and shapes that the music inspired them to make.  The paintbrush danced around the page as the music changed in tempo and sound.  Great job!

5th grade Viking Nation


My 5th grade students are starting off the year by creating Viking Portraits telling us all what they are most excited about this coming school year.  We are all unified as one big Viking Nation and are happy to share are passions with one another!  They are off to a great start!

Addison is excited about soccer!

Logan and Ty are working hard on their interests!

DJ is enjoying the paint process!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Just a sneak peek...Soldiers, snow, and flowers OH MY!



SPOILER ALERT!!!!
I'm in love with the finished product from my 5th grade students!


Festival of Trees



My 5th grade art students have been working hard on their 3-D sculptures for the Museum of Arts and Sciences Festival of Trees.  I have been asked to design a tree this year and the theme is "NUTCRACKER" which is very near and dear to my heart.  I have designed and created ornaments with all students in grades first through fifth. From mice, clocks, and nutcrackers to soldiers and ballerinas our tree will tell the story of that magical night when Clara dreams her wonderful dream.  All students will be donating their project JUST for the holiday display and season. Parents need not worry....these works of art are coming home in January for you to keep.  I will post more info about days and times to go see your child's work on display at the museum.  I cannot wait to see it put together!  
Jaime Simmons






Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back to school 2017

Loving my new pen from our great fine arts director!
Looking forward to making memorable marks in ART with my fantastic students this year!