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Leather Bracelet Workshop


Thursday, April 4th after school Art Club members can attend a workshop on leather stamping and staining. Sign up for the workshop on the door of the Art room, E1. The class takes about an hour and each student will get to decorate at least one bracelet.

Beach Trip is a Go! See you at 6:15 am!


See you bright and early tomorrow morning! The weather forecast looks fine. With luck, we will miss the rain. Here’s the forecast for tomorrow in Brookings:

Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers later in the day.

High 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Beach Clean-up Trip 2013!


Eco Club is once again sponsoring a bus to take kids to Brookings for the Oregon Beach Clean-up day.  Join Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of twice-yearly beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coastline on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 from 10 AM to 1 PM. This effort benefits people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. You can join us in this effort by getting to the beach and checking in at one of the volunteer stations all along the Oregon coast.

Let’s cross our fingers for good weather! Thanks in advance to the 30 middle school students from Scenic for signing up for this fun community service activity.

Model Magic Monsters!


Art Club met on October 17th, and we got a chance to unleash our inner mad scientist by creating mini monsters. We used an air dry material called Model Magic. It comes in the primary colors, so we made our own green (yellow & blue), orange (yellow & red), violet (red & blue), and my favorite; “blegh” (red, yellow, and blue). You can buy model magic at Michael’s and Fred Meyer if you want to be a monster maker too!

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Art Club Meeting #2 POP-UPs


Wednesday, October 3rd was our 2nd club meeting. Unfortunately, we had to meet out in the hot sun, so that I could keep an eye on my Academic Lab. Students learned how to make simple pop-up mechanisms and then cut construction paper letters to glue to the pop-ups. I gave out an extra challenge of drawing a picture from the point of view of an insect.

There is a whole world of paper artists out there to explore. Check them out!

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Art Club has begun!


Scenic’s first Art Club meeting of this school year was yesterday! Sixty-five students attended, that’s a record! Our activity was suggested by 7th grade member Megan Burkhart. She found the project online. Each artist traced their own hand and then drew repeated lines that curve through the hand. The built up lines create an optical illusion, OP Art! Student examples are soon to follow, so check back.


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Call for Spring Art Show Entries!


Scenic students, start your creative engines! It is time to submit your artwork for Scenic’s Spring Student Art Show. Each student can enter up to 5 pieces in (almost) any media, such as: Pencil drawings, charcoal, photography, digital art, printmaking, collage, watercolor, paintings, colored pencil, chalk, oil pastel, scratch art, polymer clay, and much more! Turn in your art to Ms Spletstoser in room E1 before April 19th. The show will be put up in the Library the following week and students and staff can vote for their favorite artist. Art supply prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

2012 Beach Clean-up


Unfortunately this field trip has had to be postponed due to unsafe weather conditions at the coast. I will be rescheduling the trip for later in April or early May. Please sleep in tomorrow!

The Viewer’s Choice Results are In!


Thank you to all the student that submitted work for the Spring Art Show. You provided me with a nice variety of styles and mediums to display.

Congratulations to the following artists:

Honorable Mention: Katie Neidermeyer (Photography)
3rd Place: Becca Pettey (Photography)

2nd Place: Trudy Burns (Watercolor)

1st Place: Melora Williams (Drawing/Manga)

These artists will receive their prizes during the 8th Grade Recognition assembly on June 17th.

Spring Art Show


Scenic students have once again submitted their artwork for a display in the Scenic Library. Make sure you come by and “Oooooh” and “Ahhhhh” at the impressive drawings, paintings, manga, and even a polymer clay car!
Then don’t forget to vote for your favorite artist. The ballots and ballot box are right by the display. You can only vote once, so make it count!
The top three artists will receive art supplies as prizes.

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