Isaiah 64:8 says "O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand." In the same way we allow our lives to be molded and shaped by the Master Potter's hands, we are learning in class that each project we create helps us grow into a better artist for God's glory. Although it may be tough getting stretched and pulled in Mrs. Edwards' class, we are enjoying learning how to be "clay."
Happy 2011!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas break and safe new year's! I really enjoyed my time off, but I'm glad to be back with all my favorite artists!
This week in art, we are ringing in the new year with some great goals! Art students are learning about illustration and what it means to tell a story with pictures. Each student had to think of a New Year's Resolution for 2011 and illustrate themselves reaching their goal in a story-book fashion . We cannot simply draw a stick person and know what the story is about! So I had to add the challenging requirement of NO STICK PEOPLE! Also, students were required to show some expression on the face of the characters.
Each day this week I will add "My New Year's Resolution" stories from two students in each class, so be sure to check back for more goal-reaching fun! Each story will show the picture first, then the sentence completed by the student. Enjoy!
Illustrated by: Noah- 5th Grade
"In 2010, I did not pray as much as I should have."
"I made a New Year's Resolution to pray before bed."
"By the end of 2011, I will pray every night."
Here's another one!
Illustrated by: Ian- 5th Grade
"In 2010, I played a lot of video games."
"I made a New Year's Resolution to play less video games and to spend more time with my family."
"By the end of the 2011, I will spend a lot of time with my family."
*So what goal did Mrs. Edwards make? Check back at the end of the week to see my story book!*
I'm praying that all of my students and their families have a wonderful year! I also hope you can reach all your goals with the help of our Lord! He has been so good to us!