Art Show 2014: A Rainbow of Color

24 May

art show 2014 stage

SSF art show 2014: paint cans spill a rainbow of color down the stairs; Bob Ross painting video plays throughout the evening.

We had our annual art show last week. It was amazing! Over 1000 pieces of art; at least two from each student. This show featured a rainbow theme (designed by Devan, our AMAZING parent volunteer art show chair), a FEAST! food art area, and an iPad photography/digital art showcase.

Rainbow theme:

Devan used real paint cans purchased at Home Depot. The colored ‘paints’ are plastic table cover rolls. The 10 cans on the stage were drilled and hung on monofilament. Hidden PVC pipe stands hold up the freestanding paint cans.

Spilled paint decorations

The show featured Devan’s amazing freestanding paint can decorations.

Giant crayons and a rainbow of color.

Giant crayons and a rainbow of color in front of the plaster masks.

FEAST! Food Art

I taught food art projects in grades K-4. Click here for kindergarten cookie collage, first grade feast collage, second grade Wayne Thiebaud geometric dessert, and fourth grade Seurat pointillist food. Devan decorated the tables with real cooking utensils and ingredients.

Five FEAST! art projects (clockwise from left): clay cupcakes with roses and alphabet pasta; Seurat pointillist food; Thanksgiving feast collage; cooking plate collage; Wayne Thiebaud geometric dessert.

Andy Warhol activity:

We had a coloring contest again this year. I used a blank Campell’s soup can sheet courtesy of E is for Explore blog. Click here to get yours. We used a real soup pot and real cans of Campbell’s soup.

Our interactive coloring contest ties in to the FEAST! unit.

Our interactive coloring contest ties in to the FEAST! unit. Check out the pot of crayons!

iPad Art Showcase:

We put the iPad showcase right up at the entrance. I printed out a few samples of the second grade iPad photography project, then stationed two iPads looping slideshows of our other digital art projects.

This achieved three goals: 1) display student art, 2) advocate for the art program and 3) thank the parents who raised money to bring iPads to our school.

iPad photography print outs, plus looping slideshows at the iPad art showcase.

iPad photography print outs, plus looping slideshows at the iPad art showcase.

 

Thanks to our PTO and parent volunteers

Our entire art program is made possible by the parents at our school. A big thank you to the art room and art show volunteers for all their hard work during the year and for three CRAZY days hanging the show. We also had the help of a college student, Abby, who spent two weeks observing our art program. The gorgeous room layout and decorations are the vision of our amazing art show chair, Devan, a professional party planner. We are so lucky to have Devan on board.

100% of our art program is funded by our school PTO. Thank you.

Enjoy!

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7 Responses to “Art Show 2014: A Rainbow of Color”

  1. Kathy Olson May 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    Rina – Your show looks so great! Colorful and fun. Love the paint cans spilling out all that creativity. My show is this Thursday, rescheduled because of the fires.
    Kathy O

    • Rina Vinetz May 25, 2014 at 11:01 am #

      Hi Kathy
      Good luck on your show – glad you were able to reschedule. Our art show chair Devan is a party planning/room layout genius. She came up with the rainbow theme. It is her last year at the school – waah!

  2. Talya May 25, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    What an amazing looking show! I am beyond impressed. One question- where did you (or Devan) get the giant oversized crayons, or did you make them?

    Thanks! :)

    –Talya (art teacher on the East Coast!)

  3. don May 28, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    fantastic as usual! i LOVE how you set things up!

    • Rina Vinetz May 29, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Thanks Don! I’ve got a few more pictures to share…(one includes photos of YOUR project!)

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