Monday, November 22, 2010

Square 1 Art Fundraiser Fall 2010

Wow! I'd like to thank all of the families who placed orders. Thank You!!! After today I will no longer be able to take orders (Friday was the deadline). If you were unable to make the deadline for the school order, there are other ways to place a private order of your child's artwork.

You can do this by visiting Square 1 Art's FAQs page at: - look under 'Orders'

Thank you all again for supporting creativity at Boone!
-Ms. Poe

5th Grade Turkey Sculptures

5th Graders got in groups to design and create a turkey sculpture and finish it within one class period. The results have been a lot of fun.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Our annual art fundraiser with Square 1 Art is happening right now. Parents please make sure to check for packets that have been sent home. This wonderful program makes it possible to order your child's work on many different products. They make great gifts, and will be here in time to take home before the holiday break. The order deadline is this Friday, November 20. Make sure you get yours in on time!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Primetime Art Groups

Here are a few images of what the 2nd and 3rd Grade 'Exploring Art' class was up to on Wednesday afternoon:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Around the art room

4th Grade Shoe Still Lifes

Clay projects around the classroom

Pumpkins! /Pumpkin bells

Aboriginal Dot Paintings on the drying rack

Bowls from my 4th and 5th Grade after school Primetime Class

3rd Grade painting 'Moony Owls'

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mooney Owls

Third grade students are making little owls in front of full moons just in time for fall. Aren't they gonna' be cute?! :-D

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Free Museum Sunday 2010

Make sure to get out to see all of those museums you been wanting to see, but keep forgetting about. It's an especially great time, since they will all have free admission this Sunday!

For more information visit the following links!



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Art Grading Rubric - Ms. Poe

I would also like to inform you of a district policy when it comes to recording grades:

“A student who earns a failing grade on an assignment or examination will be given an opportunity within five school days to redo the assignment or retake the examination in order to earn up to the grade associated with minimally passing [a 70]. A student is entitled to only one opportunity to redo an assignment or retake an examination for which a failing grade has been earned.”

National Arts in Education Week!

JUST ANNOUNCED! National Arts in Education Week: September 12–18, 2010

Add your voice to the chorus and promise to testify on behalf of arts education at your local school board meetings.

On July 26, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the week following the second Sunday in September as Arts in Education Week. While there are a number of established arts education-related recognitions already (such as Music in Our Schools Month or National Dance Week), this is the first congressional resolution to recognize all the disciplines: music, theater, visual arts, and dance.

Sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speiers (D-CA), the resolution states many important advocacy messages that the arts education field has been touting for years including:

“Whereas arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theater, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students…Whereas arts education enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, imagination and creativity, discipline, alternative ways to communicate, and express feelings and ideas, and cross-cultural understanding, which supports academic success across the curriculum as well as personal growth outside the classroom..."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome Back!

Here are just a few pics of second graders working in teams to make and decorate their folders to keep their artwork in. (Oh, and they are working under their tables.) :-)
All classes are about to start projects that will be used for the yearly Square 1 Art fundraiser that we do every year. So keep your eyes peeled for some exciting and fun art projects to appear on this blog soon!
-Ms. Poe

Friday, May 14, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Renegade Craft Fair!!!

Austin is one of only five cities hosting this event!!!

Come on down to the 1st Ever Renegade Craft Fair in Austin on May 15 + 16, held indoors at the Palmer Events Center!

This FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will run from 11am – 7pm each day + feature over 200 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation!!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get a sneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s Austin event on our Artist Page!

We hope you’ll join us by biking or taking public transportation to the Fair! If you’re driving, the Palmer offers low-cost parking in their garage just adjacent to the building!

Please see our FAQ for details, directions + lots more info!

Everyone can get to crafting by participating in many Workshops + Demonstrations!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Children's Gallery Event This Saturday, April 24th!!!

Pop Legends: The Next Generation

Art Show and Special Receptions to Meet the Two Artists

Preview/Uncrating Party - Friday, April 16, 6-8 pm
Reception with Artist - Saturday, April 24, 6-9 pm, Sunday, April 25, 1-4 pm

Special Event for Children - Saturday, April 24, 11 am-noon (ages 2-12 with the artist)

The events are free and open to the public but RSVP required for attendance;
RSVP to 512-478-4440.

The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery and world famous 3-D pop artist Charles Fazzino will host a special children's event at the downtown Austin gallery on April 24, 2010 from 11 am-Noon am. The legendary artist, known for his popular 3-D art, wanted to work with local children to participate in a special art project and let them contribute to the art piece which will be donated back to Dell Children's Medical Center

The kids will help with art for the border of one of my Texas art pieces, which will be customized with a special Dell Children's logo. I will donate the completed piece back to the medical center as an addition to their art collection, and hope that it gives many smiles to the kids and families of Central Texas."

Refreshments and a morning full of creative fun will keep the kids busy while they get a chance to contribute to this special art piece to be hung at the medical center. Fazzino is coming to town as part of a unique pairing of two legendary pop artists - with Michael Godard - both with very different approaches to their work but coming together for one show to display outstanding art. The art show, "Pop Legends: The Next Generation" will feature impressive collections from both artists of exquisite original paintings, lithographs, and 3-D art - all available for purchase with previews beginning on April 17th.

Receptions with the two artists will be held over the weekend on Saturday, April 24 from 6-9 pm and Sunday, April 25 from 1-4 pm; and Charles Fazzino will host a the special Dell Children's event at 10 am on Saturday morning, then a general children's event from 11 am - Noon for children 2-12 years of age. All of these events except for the Dell Children's event are open to the public and free, but an RSVP must be made for attendance by calling 512-478-4440. Russell Collection is located at 1137 West 6th Street in down Austin, Texas 78703.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Boone Fine Arts Night!!! Coming up on May 13th!

Boone's annual Fine Arts Night is coming up on Thursday, May 13th from 5:30 to 6:45 PM.
We plan to have the honor choir perform several fun pieces, to have several art activities, and artwork up on display, created especially for the evening. Oh, and frito pie will be served after the musical performance. Yum!

Here are the guidelines for those students who are interested in submitting artwork that will be put on display for the evening:

* Artwork must be neat, complete, and original - please no coloring pages, or torn out notebook paper (paper can be obtained from Ms. Poe or Mrs. Duncan, if necessary)
* Artwork must be dropped off by Tuesday May 11th so that it can be prepared for Fine Arts Night
* Artwork must have your name, grade, and classroom teacher written on the back

Ms. Daniel, Mrs. Duncan, Ms. Cortez, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Awesome Art

My classroom is filled with junk food!!! (for the moment)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Youth Art Month Exhibit!!!

Make sure to check it out before it gets taken down on April 27th. Here's an article with information :

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Student work on display for Youth Art Month

These panels are on display for the AISD Youth Art Month Exhibition at the One Congress Plaza building. I'm so proud of the student work representing Boone on display!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Clay is taking over the Art Room!

All grade levels have been busy creating works of art in clay. I can't wait to see how all of these creations will look coming out of the kiln. It's a little like Christmas! :-)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010