Friday, February 3, 2017

Here's What's Happening



You might be tempted to think that learning new vocabulary is a skill for ELA or any other academic class.  But in each lesson, students in the art room are introduced to new words and new artists.  Do you know the difference between geometric and organic shapes?  Students in 7th grade do, and they are designing the layout for a watercolor painting using only organic shapes and negative spaces.  Kindergarteners and 2nd graders are learning about the work of Jim Dine, who loved to paint pictures of hearts, and Henri Matisse and his fellow artists who earned the nickname Fauves for their wild color choices (fauves means “wild beasts” in French).  First graders are learning about symmetry in their snowflakes paintings and 3rd graders are creating rooster collages in recognition of the Year of the Rooster this Chinese New Year.  Fourth graders are using paper as a 3-D medium while making Chinese lanterns, and artists in 6th and 8th grades are employing shading techniques to create the illusion of 3-D in their dragon renderings and mixed-media landscapes.  The textiles that the 5th graders recently completed (they just removed their weavings from the looms) will be on display in the hallway soon and the monoprints by the pre-k kids will be hung right across the hall.  Come visit and see their work soon. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

AVA Students

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
Be sure your family receives the flyer and permission slip for the Book Fair and Parent Seminar  entitled Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted to be held at Mansfield Elementary School.  This event is sponsored by the Warren County Consortium for Student Enrichment.  All are welcome, especially the parents of Oxford Central School AVA and GATE students.

If you need another copy of the paperwork, please see me.
Mrs. Nemeth

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NEW ART CONTEST FROM GOOGLE.

Calling all young artists: 2 weeks left to submit your artwork for Doodle 4 Google


GOOGLE. is sponsoring its annual Doodle 4 Google contest.  Use the link below for more information and inspiration.

www.google.com

 

Friday, November 4, 2016

CONTESTS! CONTESTS! CONTESTS!


The New Jersey Department of the American Legion is sponsoring a Coloring Contest in honor of our veterans and in recognition of High Point Monument, in High Point State Park, where veterans groups hold memorial services each year.  If you wish to participate in this contest, follow the link below for information, rules and requirements, and for the picture to color.  Once on the page, click on American Legion Coloring Contest Information Form and Picture.

http://www.njamericanlegion.org/formsdocuments.html


The State of New Jersey Department of Transportation is co-sponsoring the 2017 International Aviation Art Contest.  This year's theme is "Beyond the Clouds".  For entrance information, rules and requirements, follow the link below to the website.

http://www.nasao.org/education/nasao-center-for-aviation-research-and-education/international-aviation-art-contest/

Please see me if you would like to view the original contest materials or if you have any questions.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Many Thanks

A BIG "Thank You" to all the families who contributed recyclables and other supplies to the art program.  I am grateful for your efforts to collect and store all those items (keep 'em comin') as well as for your generosity for the items that were purchased.  Your support is much appreciated. The list is posted below for your convenience.

Thanks again,
Leslie Nemeth


paper towel and toilet tissue tubes
paper pulp and Styrofoam egg cartons
aluminum pie tins
sanitized meat tray
wide-mouth ketchup bottles
small plastic containers with lids (yogurt, baby food, margarine, etc.)
empty rectangular baby wipes containers
empty round baby wipes containers (like the Shop Rite ones with pink lids)
corks
CDs and DVDs
detergent lids

cotton balls
left over yarn – all colors, especially the multi-tone varieties
aluminum foil, plastic wrap and wax paper
all sizes of baggies
Barbasol non-gel shaving cream (it's the least expensive - usually around .99 cents)
paper and Styrofoam plates  
plastic forks, knives and spoons
hair dryer


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Recyclables needed

      As we approach the end of the school year, please think about contributing some specific recyclable items to augment the art room supplies.  I try to keep a supply of the items listed below so that they are available as teachers need them and for the art program in general.  Please save them and send them in when you can't tolerate storing them anymore.  
      Additionally, we often use the store bought items below. Your donations of these items would be gladly accepted and greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance for your support of our art program.  

Sincerely,
Leslie Nemeth

paper towel and toilet tissue tubes
paper pulp and Styrofoam egg cartons
aluminum pie tins
sanitized meat trays
wide-mouth ketchup bottles
plastic container lids (4 inches in diameter or larger)
small plastic containers with lids (yogurt, baby food, margarine, etc.)

left-over yarn
aluminum foil
all sizes of baggies
Barbasol shaving cream (it's the least expensive - usually around .99 cents)
paper plates and Styrofoam plates
plastic forks, knives and spoons

Monday, April 18, 2016

4TH GRADE HOMEWORK

 

HOMEWORK   
DUE MONDAY, MAY 2ND

 
  • BRING IN A CLEAR  PLASTIC  2-LITER SODA, LEMONADE, ICED TEA, OR OTHER DRINK BOTTLE
  • BRING IT TO THE ART ROOM BEFORE MAY 2ND
  • EXTRA BOTTLES ARE GLADLY ACCEPTED
  • RINSE AND DRIP-DRY THE INSIDE OF THE BOTTLE 
  • REMOVE THE LABEL AND AS MUCH GLUE AS POSSIBLE
  • REMOVE THE PLASTIC NECK BAND AND DISCARD THE CAP
  • DO NOT WRITE ON THE BOTTLE