Monday, December 11, 2017

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Public Summer School Art Show
Thursday evening, 6-19-2014  5-7 p.m.
Puxico Elementary Building

 

Puxico's Summer Painting Workshop
Twenty-four students are attending Puxico's Summer Painting Workshop, a summer art program funded by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Students have been studying the different types of media used by artists throughout history.  They have been working with tempera, encaustic, and watercolor paints during the first week.  Next week, they will work with egg tempera, oil, and acrylic paints.


Enjoy these photos from the first week of summer school:

Students learned about the cave art in France. 

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They melted crayons to make pictures.

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They painted on wet plaster like Michelangelo fresco painting. 

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They made batiks with melted crayons.

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They painted sea turtles, seahorses, and jelly fish using watercolor.  They enjoyed watching a video of Karlyn Holman doing this project. 

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Artist-in-Residence Program
Michael McClure Presents Pastel Painting

 

Michael McClure, a professional artist from Willow Springs, Missouri, spent a week
teaching junior high and high school students how to paint landscapes using soft pastels. 
Puxico received funding for this residency from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grant Recipient
Johns receives grant to study watercolor

Carleen Johns, elementary art teacher, recently finished a week long watercolor workshop with Karlyn Holman in northern Wisconsin. She received a professional development grant from the National Art Education Association which paid for her workshop and expenses. 

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts is a non-profit school which offers a large selection of weekly workshops dedicated to stone, metal, and glass work mainly related to jewelry. It is nestled in the mountains of northeastern Georgia and provides excellent instruction at a very affordable price. High school students can attend if they take the same class as a parent/adult relative.

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Looking for something artsy to do?
Click onto USEFUL LINKS to check out art organizations and museums in the area. Cape Girardeau hosts First Fridays downtown where you can visit several galleries that stay open late that evening. I believe a few places also offer musical entertainment. Springfield, Missouri also has First Friday art nights if you happen to be there for a weekend. ENJOY!!

Planning a trip to St. Louis?
If you haven't been to City Museum in downtown St. Louis, you are missing a great time. Ages 3-93 can have a great time at this place without going broke.

The St. Louis Art Museum in just up the hill from the zoo. Visit their new addition.

If you have an interest in Native American history, take time to visit Cahokia Mounds across the river from St. Louis. It is well worth your time. Take your sneakers along so you can climb up the steps of Monks Mound.