Drawing Development in Children Want to know if your child is on track or behind in their drawing and art ablities? This is the Lowenfeld/Edwards chart for child development in artistic abilities. In my class I look at supporting students as they progress through the dawning of realism stage and hope to encourage them to continue practicing.
Here are a few competitions for middle school students. I'll update as I get more so check back.
Doodle 4 Google Create your own google logo design based on their yearly theme. The competition time has changed from the end of the school year to October so begin creating those designs.
PTA Reflections Write, draw, create music etc for the PTA program. All entries are entered into your teacher and then displayed as a building presentation at the WL PTSA Reflections show.
Places to take classes
Here area few places for you and child to take classes to better your skills as an artists. If you know of any other classes in the area please let me know and I will add them to the list.
Ann Arbor Art Center A bit of a drive from Walled Lake, but definitely worth the trip. Many classes are student centered and offered for middle to high school level students.
Youth Classes at CCS This is an amazing program for students ages 8-15 who really want to study art and are looking to build their artistic skills. It is a little pricey but definitely worth the price as all courses are taught by the college of creative studies professors in their labs. Each Saturday is focused on a specific subject such as Fashion Design, Digital Animation and Drawing. A great place to build your portfolio.
STAMPS @ UofM A pre-college program for artists in 9th thru 12th grade this is a great summer camp where you attend for a week and build your portfolio.
Plymouth Arts Center Art classes in the Plymouth - Canton area for preschool through senior citizens.
Donna Roskamp A local artist who teaches through local community ed courses simple techniques on how to paint and draw. Her classes are very user friendly and good for all ages I would recommend that students under 6th take her children's course though. I have enjoyed her classes but some use templates or pre-drawn designs, I do not recommend that for aspiring art students.
GreAT PLACES TO BUY ART
Etsy "your place to buy and sell all things handmade" A wonderful website for emerging artists who would like to buy, sell, or be inspired by other artists.
Shapeways Make, buy and sell products with 3-D printing
Teacher of the Year Nomination Form - There are many teachers here at Geisler that deserve recognition. Please take the time to nominate the teacher that has impacted you the most.
Student Reflection Behavior Form - This is a form for students to fill out in regards to their behavior with a substitute teacher. Students can reflect on their behavior and their concerns from a day with a substitute teacher.
Art Galleries and Museums
Take the time to visit these local galleries and check out the art and bring in a short written summary of your favorite piece
The Scarab Club Detroit's historic Scarab Club has been dedicated to serving the public and Michigan artists of all disciplines for 100 years. The club accomplishes this mission through classes, lectures, exhibitions, special events, and tours. The Scarab Club strives to promote local artists, emerging and experienced. It also hosts a variety of educational and instructional events.
Detroit Artists Market The Detroit Artists Market fosters a vibrant and distinctive artistic community in Detroit and Michigan by promoting, exhibiting and selling the work of emerging and established artists.
Grand Rapids Art Museum The Grand Rapids Art Museum is an art museum located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with collections ranging from Renaissance to Modern Art and special collections on 19th and 20th-century European and American art.
Art Prize An international community art competition in Grand Rapids, MI that happens every fall in September/October
Toledo Museum of Art The Toledo Museum of Art is an internationally known art museum located in the Old West End neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio,
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the art museum of Michigan State University. Also an engaged public institution, the Broad MSU is a contemporary museum devoted to the exploration and exhibition of significant art from around the globe.
Art Gallery of Windsor The Art Gallery of Windsor is a not-for-profit art institute in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1943, the gallery has a mandate as a public art space to show significant works of art by local, regional, and national artists.
Detroit Institute of Arts Museum The DIA, a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century, creates experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art
The George Eastman House The George Eastman House is the home of the founder of Eastman Kodak Co. The museum tells the story of photography and motion pictures—media that have changed and continue to change our perception of the world.
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