Welcome to Mrs. Bearman's ART class

at Caloosa Elementary School!

 

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HELLO and ALOHA!

 

Your ART teacher is the same....

Just a new last name!

(Ms. Fizer was married over the summer!)

You may now call me

Mrs. Bearman or "Mrs. B."

 

A QUICK WELCOME...

My goal and purpose is to become one of your child's biggest fans and cheerleaders when it comes to using their imagination and creativity!  I want to build their confidence in all aspects of Art, to become comfortable in all concepts, techniques, and skills, and to help them find their inner-most hidden talents!   I will encourage and challenge your child to broaden their creative and critical thinking skills, and develop a sensitivity, love, and awareness for the world around us.  From sunrises to sunsets, and moments in between....ART is everywhere!  My goal is to inspire every one of my students to appreciate the ART in the natural world, and in return, take this knowlege and passion to help inspire their creative world for years to come.

 

 

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

I'm excited for another year to help your child reach their artistic potential, imagination, and talents through numerous projects, hands-on creations, collaborative masterpieces, and independent exploration with mixed media and Art tools.  This year, we will focus on finding the Superhero Artist that lies within all of us!

 

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*DONATIONS GLADLY ACCEPTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR....

RECYCLED GOODNESS!

 

*Bottle caps (water bottle caps, Sport Drink caps, Soda caps, etc.)

 

*cardboard (flat pieces)

*toilet paper and paper towel rolls

*plastic baby food containers

(single serving size)

*plastic food containers

*glass baby food jars and lids

*lids of all sizes

*Pringles cans, snack cans, baby food cans, soup cans (clean of course!) - basically any that are aluminum and cardboard....

and clean.  :)

 

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ART IN THE COMMUNITY

 

*Edison Home Christmas Tree in December

 

 

*Southwest Florida Fair display in February

 

 

 

*TAG ART - 5th Grade in October/November

(After the contest....Go online to the Lee County Tax Collector's site and order two of our outstanding artists' front tag plates for your car!  Some proceeds will support our ART program here at Caloosa Elem.)

 

 

*Alliance for the Arts display in April

(20 - 30 pieces chosen from K-5th grade)

 

*Lee County Public Education Center

LCPEC 

 

 

 

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ART HISTORY, SCIENCE, and EXPOSURE 

 

Each Quarter, we learn about different artists, movements and eras, styles of art, and incorporate a variety of Science topics and themes within our project pieces.  It's important for us to remember that ART IS ALL AROUND US....

from nature to neon signs....

IN EVERYTHING....

EVERYWHERE!   :)

 

 

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Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are learning and mastering the Elements and Principals of ART.  Ask your student about:

ELEMENTS...

*LINE

*COLOR

*SHAPE

*VALUE

*FORM

*TEXTURE

*SPACE

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PRINCIPALS...

*BALANCE

*CONTRAST

*EMPHASIS

*MOVEMENT

*PATTERN

*RHYTHM

*UNITY

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*PERSPECTIVE, POINT OF VIEW, and CRITIQUING ART WORK is an ongoing lesson.  We also learn about ART HISTORY and have  famous artists of the quarter.  

We also focus on the idea that PERSONAL CHOICES in art can improve the product.

Mistakes will be made....learning will take place...Art concepts will be applied, and

practice is key.  That's how ART is created! 

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*Each month, I choose 2 top artists in each class to represent Caloosa's budding artists as our

HONORARY ARTIST OF THE MONTH!

 

*Work is continuously displayed in the upper stairwell by the ART ROOM.

 

*We are proud to display the best of the best in the front foyer as you walk into the building.

We have a monthy framed display for ARTISTS in all grade levels.

 

*Masterpieces are also on display in our school cafeteria.  Come check it out the next time you stop in to visit!

 

We will also have our ART WORK out in the community for you to view as well!

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The Edison Home's Tree Trail

 

 

SWFL FAIR creations and booth to represent our school.  The theme will include collaborative art pieces that follow the theme that is given.

 

 

 

 

*TAG ART...5th grade only

 

*ART FUNDRAISER with "Art to Remember."

Your child's art creation and order forms will come home in the spring, during the month of March and items will be delivered to school in mid-April.

 

 

*LCPEC....work to be displayed in our county's Education Office off Colonial.

(Lee County Public Education Center)

 

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All students use a variety of art mediums in class.  We experiment with painting techniques such as:

 

*marbelizing

(with shaving cream and tempera paints)

*watercolor

*salt-resist on watercolor

*tempera painting

*snow paint....and we even make it together!

*straw - blowing paint creations

*painting with different art tools and objects

*marble painting...yes!  With rolling marbles!

*Fingerprint paintings

*Q-Tip painting

 

 

Drawing with:

Charcoal artists' pencils (soft, medium, hard)

oil pastels, chalks,

markers, crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels,

permanent markers on foil and cardboard

 

 

Fine Motor Skills:

Cutting, gluing, tracing, stencil work, beading, constructing 3-dimensional projects, word art, weaving, line art, optical illusion drawings and designs, understanding perspective/point of view in a piece of art and how our personal choices can change and affect the outcome of our work.

 

*CLAY creations

 

*Recycled masterpieces

(Learning how to reduce, reuse, and recreate)

 

....and much, much more!

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE ART PAGE!

MUCH ALOHA...