Big Bad World: Conquering the Fears of a Modern Society
An exhibition featuring works by Carmel High School students will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on July 1, 2015. These works will focus on the themes of fear and conquering fear through a presentation that will demonstrate that fear exists within modern society but can be conquered by the strength of the human spirit.
- Where: Children’s Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street
- When: July 1, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- RSVP + Share: Our Facebook Event page
This exhibit is especially unique because Carmel High School students, Ethan McAndrews and Ally Russell, will act as its curators. The theme of fear will begin the exhibit, but, as the viewer moves through the pieces they will grow more optimistic by demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.
“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”
Prairie Trace Elementary is the featured Carmel-Clay Elementary School for the month of March. Catherine Ingram, the art teacher for Prairie Trace Elementary, selected five well-known artists for her students to study. These artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Romero Britto, Kimmy Cantrell and Andy Warhol, were known for their use of color and expression.
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World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
Rachelle Rodriguez, Carmel Elementary‘s art teacher. inspired her art students with the theme of “There is An Artist in All of the United States.” She has taught Art for 18 years and is currently in her 6th year at Carmel Elementary. Rachelle uses the Disciplined Based Art Education approach is planning art lessons for her students.
Her students focused on the art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Indiana, Grant Wood, Andy Warhol as well as several other American artists to develop this theme for their exhibit.
The 4th and 5th grade students took a field trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to further their exploration of this theme and visited the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and other Indiana and American artists.
Rachelle is especially honored to have one of her 1st grade student’s artwork selected to be displayed alongside the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit currently featured at the IMA.
The Second Room of the Children’s Gallery
Throughout February, the Carmel Arts Council will feature student art from all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools, Carmel High School and from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.
- Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jenn Bubp. The art selected is an excellent representation of CHS’s Photography classes and Drawing classes at CHS.
- Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools have selected art from each of their classes for the Carmel Arts Council to display.
- Kawachinagano, Japan: Art from Kawachinagano, Japan, a “sister city” to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
- Xiangyang, China: Student art from Xiangyang, China, a “sister city” to Carmel has been loaned to the Carmel Arts Council from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.
“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”
In January the Carmel Arts Council is featuring the student art of College Wood Elementary. The College Wood Elementary teacher is Brooke Roth. You can see the entire exhibit on our Flickr gallery page.
Second Room Gallery
Throughout January the Carmel Arts Council will feature art in the second room of their gallery from Carmel High School, all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools as well as art from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.
The featured exhibits are:
- Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features high school art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jen Bubp. The art selected is a good representation of photography and drawing classes at Carmel High School.
- Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools of Creekside, Clay and Carmel are exhibiting art from several of their classes.
- Kawachinagano, Japan Student Art Exhibit: Kawachinagano, Japan, a sister city to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
- Xiangyang, China Student Art Exhibit – Xiangyang, China, a sister city to Carmel sent Student art for the Carmel Arts Council to exhibit in their gallery. The art is on loan from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.
Angie Crider has begun her 12th year teaching elementary art at Smoky Row Elementary and bases her art curriculum on the Disciplined-Based Art Education (DBAE) approach. She follows the guidelines of the Carmel Clay Fine Arts Curriculum and the Indiana Visual Art Standards.
DBAE goes beyond painting a pretty picture. It’s is a method of teaching and studying art that exposes students to four distinct art disciplines: Art Criticism, Art Aesthetics, Art History and Art Production. Developing knowledge and skills in these four areas allows the student to attain a more thorough comprehension of visual arts. Each discipline is tailored to specific ages and grade levels.
You can follow Angie on Twitter and on the class website.
Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe
It’s never too early to start making plans for our December gallery open house at The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.
The Carmel Arts Council is hosting an Open House for the Smoky Row Elementary Art Exhibition Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe on. Please come and meet the Smoky Row Elementary Art Teacher, Angie Crider, and her art students.
- Where: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (map)
- When: Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 pm
- The CAC’s Facebook event page
- Third Grade
- Prairie Trace Elementary
- 8 eggs
- 4 Tablespoons Half and Half
- 1 Big Pinch of Salt 1
- Twist of Cracked Black Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions: Set a nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Crack all eggs into a bowl and using a fork beat eggs until completely mixed. Add half and half, salt and pepper. Beat mixture some more. Add oil to frying pan and swirl around. Pour eggs into pan and let set until you see them setting up around the edge of the pan, then push eggs to center and keep doing this until all liquid is cooked. About 3 to 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Scott Barajas explains his student’s art.
Scott Barajas is in his 18th year teaching elementary art education and the past 8 years at Mohawk Trails Elementary School. He has designed his classroom to allow all students the opportunity to create art and develop their skills.
Along the way, his students discover the many artists’ styles and their ideas. This journey enables his students to better understand their work and its connection to the many artists and styles they learn.
In support of the upcoming Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Scott had each grade level create a work inspired by the art of O’Keeffe.
Mohawk Trails Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe
Kate Ristow, the Cherry Tree Elementary Art teacher has been teaching Art for 10 years in the Carmel Clay School System. Kate began teaching Art classes at Carmel High School and in 2012 moved to Cherry Tree Elementary.
While at CHS, Kate taught beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing as well as Art History and Independent Study in Art. Kate is honored that her CHS students won over 35 Scholastic Art awards at both the state and national levels.
Kate’s favorite art form is drawing and her favorite mediums include pencil, pastels and colored pencils. Photography and Art history are also among Kate’s interests.
Cherry Tree Student Art from Grades 1-5:
- First Grade: The first grade students drew inspiration from Piet Mondrian’s art form called “Neoplasticism.” Mondrian’s art uses grids of horizontal and vertical black lines which are filled in with primary colors. The first grade’s “Mondrian Animals” were created by using primary color markers.
- Second Grade and Third Grades: These students did a “Creative Line” exercise by creating “Crazy Hair” drawings with sharpies. They also made “patterned giraffes” in crayon and watercolor paint.
- Fourth Grade: The fourth grade students made “Name Tangles” in markers and crayons.
- Fifth Grade: Fifth grade students completed “Op Art” hand drawings in marker and “Leapin’ Lizzards” drawings in oil pastel.
We’ve asked Carmel students and their parents to submit their favorite recipes as part of our Culinary Arts outreach. Periodically, we’ll post our favorite submissions and you can find them in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.
Sneaky Chili Surprise
- Submitted by: Lydia, 9
School: Prairie Trace Elementary
Dinner, Serves 10-12