Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome 2013-2014 School Year!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! We are VERY excited to be transitioning to a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) program here at Ford. What that means is that we'll be doing a lot of the traditional fun projects in art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, etc) as well as projects that integrate two or more of the other elements of STEAM. Paint canister rocket abstract art, anyone?? It's going to be a FUN year of creativity, learning and discovery!

Friday, May 3, 2013

The students of Ford Elementary have come together to create artwork for a
spectacular art show celebration! Every student has their own masterpiece
framed and on display. You do not want to miss this!

Tuesday, May 7 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm -- Gym
Framed Artwork $25 & $20 for each additional purchase
Cash or Check

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank you Gallery 4463!! We were thrilled to have five of our fabulous Ford Artists represented in the student exhibit this month! The show will be up through April 28th (this Sunday!). Check out the amazing art with a very beautiful and well-deserved ribbon displayed with each of our Ford masterpieces.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


WOW!!! The 5th grade artists at Ford are doing an AMAZING job with our "trace monotype" printmaking project. I think that I can speak for all of us when I say that we had a BLAST with this project! It tickles me pink when students love a project enough to inquire about how they can do a certain project at home on their own. So, enjoy these fabulous pictures and if anyone wants to 'brave' a black ink printmaking project at home, here is a materials list (ink can be found at www.dickblick.com, other supplies can be found locally or at Dick Blick)...

- Plexi Glass (find it at Home Depot in small sheets)
- Metal File (optional for edges of plexi glass but it saves young hands and brayers from damage!)
- Akua WATER BASED Ink (see photo)
- Rubber Brayers (one small, one large preferably but 1 large would work)
- Sharp Pencil
- Thick "Sulphite" type White Paper (or other printmaking paper)
- Tape
- Dishwashing Soap

I was tempted to tell this amazing artist that it HAD to be Coke (that's the southerner in me!) but the artist in me let him express his love for Pepsi. And it does look very cool!