Monday, December 16, 2013

The ART SHOW was a HUGE success!

Thank you everyone for coming out for our annual art show and silent auction! Even in spite of our dreary weather we had a record turn out! Here are a few examples of our amazingly talented students' work!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Art Opportunities

One of my favorite things about Cogburn Woods is all of the chances our artists' have to actually participate in creating art. Of course there is our regular art time, which I wish was SO much longer. But there are also other opportunities as well.

A couple days a week there is after school art through You Gotta Have Art, which I occasionally teach (love getting to see the kiddos after school!).

*The newest YGHA session starts this week. It's not too late to sign up!*

One of our business partners is Out of the Box Art Studio. This studio, located near Wills Park off of highway 9, has many many programs available for kids of all ages; camps, classes, parties, etc. I was recently able to take a tour and was really impressed with all the creativity that goes on there.

*Out of the Box Art Studio with be holding a raffle at our annual Art Show 
you could win a FREE eight week class!*

Do you love our annual Art Show? Would you like more information about the company we use to create this amazing opportunity for our students? The wait is over! Artome gives the students a chance to shine while raising money for our art program. I will be posting the official "Save the Date" soon, but our show information is below.

*Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 
Frame prices will be $25*

I will be creating permanent links for all of these companies on this page, check back soon to enjoy the easy access!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Getting ready for the art show!

Our students are working away, wrapping up our unit one projects, which just happen to be for the art show in December!

Soon, the "Year at a Glance" tab will have a list of all of our projects for the year and as the students get finished I'll upload some examples.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Cougars! I'm sure the 2013-2014 is going to be the best yet! Soon I'll update the site with a preview of this years projects as well as information about our art show.

For today, here are a couple creative things I worked on over the summer. What did you do?

This is a large mural (a painting applied right to the wall) I painted for Mountain Park Elementary School in Roswell. It's almost 6 feet tall and took a total of about 16 hours to finish!!!
I'm very proud of this piece! This is a colored pencil drawing I made for a very good friend. He's a police officer in Florida and this is his badge. This one drawing took me about 20 hrs to complete! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Updates to the Blog!

Just a heads up.... I added to the "Get to know Ms. Ball" section with some new pictures of my dog Tussle and some of my own artwork!

Also today (or tomorrow) I'm going to try to add a "Tour the Art room" tab.

16 More days guys!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


You know how I always complain I can't draw properly on the dry erase board with the "big fat" marker? I'm going to have to stop whining and start practicing. Artist Gregory Euclide creates AMAZING images on white boards, using dry erase marker, ON HIS LUNCH BREAK! Astonishing!

Click Mr. Euclide's name above to read an article written about him and to see more of his amazing drawings.

Monday, April 15, 2013

29 More Days!

We are absolutely running out of school year! Second grade will have time to squeeze in one more small project before we make our portfolio's the week of May 13th.

We'll be reading/listening to the book The Calabash Cat by James Rumford and creating our own Calabash inspired animals. Although Mr. Rumford's illustrations were done primarily in neutral colors, students will be allowed to use a background color of their choice.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Trip to the High Museum of Art!

Mrs. Gunter and I as Diego and Frida!
Mrs. Gunter and I (Ms. Ball) had an art meeting at the High Museum of Art on the teacher work day. As well as getting to walk through the amazing Frida & Diego exhibit, we got to meet local artist, Evereman.

Keep your eyes peeled next time you're downtown, he leaves his Evereman symbols in hidden places, if you find one you get to keep it! Mrs. Gunter and I got to use a branding press make our own wooden Evereman symbols.

Check out our pictures!

The Branding Press, Hot Hot Hot!
Mrs Gunter and Evereman, making her Evereman
Mrs. Gunter signing her Evereman
Ms. Ball making her Evereman, with Evereman!
Ms. Ball, signing her Evereman
Say cheese! Ms.Ball and Evereman

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Collagraph - Printmaking

Every year art teachers across our county teach 3rd graders Collagraph printmaking in unit 3. These two videos are great references and would be especially helpful if you decided to try it at home!

First, straightforward Stop Animation

Next, an Australian artist with a great beard and an awesome accent!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Major Blog Update!

I've made HUGE improvements to the blog! There is now a link at the bottom for parents to sign up to volunteer in the art room, a special message from me provided by Voki, some new links and an Art Gallery tab so you can see some of the artwork on display from home!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So many different ways to be creative

One of my favorite things about art is there as SO many different ways to be creative. Look a this amazing maze that took 7 years to make! Here's one picture to catch your interest. Click the link for more!

Man Spends 7 Years Drawing Incredibly Intricate Maze mazes games drawing

Friday, January 25, 2013

2nd Semester - Weaving, Clay and Printmaking!

During second semester most grade levels move into a lot of 3D art. (three dimensional, not flat but taking up space and "popping out" think about the difference between a regular and a 3D movie!) In addition to creating artwork that is actually three dimensional, second through 5th will employ various drawing techniques that create the illusion of depth on a flat surface.

Coming soon! Examples of our projects investigating different aspects of 3D art!