Welcome Coyotes!

This is the place to find out about the art world in and around Fort Worth especially for the parents, students and friends of Carlson. I will also post links for contests, exhibits, classes and things that might be of interest to art students and their families.

I am always collecting ideas for projects that can be done at home, whether they be art experiences or craft ideas. Because the structure of our school day doesn't allow for as much in depth work as I would enjoy...or the students would enjoy, for that matter...I hope you will try some of the cool ideas I have found. Also, if YOU have cool ideas that you think other students would be interested in, please feel free to send them to me to post here.

My email address is: genifer.best@fwisd.org.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Get Your T-Shirts!!!

If you ordered a t-shirt for the Carlson Family Fine Arts Night, please come and pick it up from the Art Studio before we break for summer time. The shirts will be put up in storage until the next Arts Night and I want to make sure you get yours!

Thanks again to everyone who made the event so special!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Like Chess?

Fourth grade students in Michelle Landy's class are making a chess set crafted in clay. They have been measuring, cutting, glazing and firing tiles to make the chess board as well as hand-building, sculpting, glazing and firing the chess pieces. The theme of the set is "Carlson coyotes."

Each piece has its own unique character and the students are loving every minute of watching them change with each firing. This board will be offered for sale at the Carlson auction on Saturday night.

Art Room Auction Items

Look out for several really great art pieces created in the Art Studio by different student groups for our Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center auction. The auction, an annual event organized by the PTA, will be at the TCU Student Center on Saturday, June 5th from 6:00 to 10:00. It is a great opportunity to pick up some one-of-a-kind items created by students. The paintings shown here were made by students in the Art in the Garden club and are two of three truly spectacular 18" x 18" acrylics on canvas. Students identified the flowers in our O.L.E. and then photographed them. So the composition as well as the painting itself was completely student generated.