CKGMS Art Highlights:

Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibit: “King Tutankhamun, Wonderful Things”

1. Art and HD students will attend the King Tutankhamun Exhibit “Wonderful Things” at the Cranbrook Science Center on February 13th and 14th. Current and past semester art students have been invited to attend this rich about powerful display of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Mr. Cameron Wood will work with us on our visit to cover general and specific items in the show.

Discovery of the Tomb (D. Wildman): https://youtu.be/e0X6nlufjg0

AnteChamber Leading to Buriel Chamb (D. Wildman): https://youtu.be/x9u3or9Eedw

Discovery Exhibitions: The Gold Mask Explained by DonWildman: https://youtu.be/DD9vYBV6ZAY

National Geographic:  Scanning for the Cause of Death http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/king-tuts-tomb

BBC - the mystery of the Tomb https://youtu.be/OWAhvpBF05A

  • 6th grade girls will relate the Egyptian representations of humans to their portrait unit, but they may also reflect on the constructions and craftsmanship of the many containers in the show with respect to their own hand built clay pots.
  • 7th grade girls will notice the relief carvings on many of the artifacts including the examples of wood carvings covered with gold inlay as it may relate to their own clay tiles “bas relief” project that they are currently working on.
  • 8th grade girls will be invited to observe the craftsmanship and construction of many different kinds of containers and relate this to the construction of their own clay slab containers.

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2.  The 2017 Scholastic Art Award results are in and GMS artists won 10 individual awards. This is quite an accomplishment for our school. These girls will be honored at the Detroit Institute of Arts on the evening of Feb. 7th.

First

Last

Title

Category

Award

 

Mallory

B.

Holding

Ceramic and Glass

Silver Key

Mallory Brophy hand Vase 3small

Joyce

H.

Dragon Pattern Study

Drawing

Silver Key

Joyce Hong Dragon Ink small

Maryam

K.

Bridge

Photography

Gold Key

Maryam Khan3small

Kate

K.

Looking

Photography

Honorable Mention

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Kelsey

K.

Water Box

Ceramic and Glass

Honorable Mention

Kelsey Kowal Drip Box 1small

Justine

M.

Stability and Order

Printmaking

Silver Key

Justine Murdock Column small

Maddie

M.

Leaf

Photography

Silver Key

Maddie Murphy1small

Mandy

S.

Colors

Photography

Silver Key

MandySheehan2small

Hamsini

S.

Wire Cycle

Sculpture

Silver Key

Hamsini S Bicycle 2small

Elena

V.

Through My Eyes

Printmaking

Honorable Mention

Elena Valle Glasses Print small

 

6th grade: 

    • 6th grade HD and Art classes traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see both the Nick Cave Sound Suit and a selection of masks from different cultures.  These art historical references are part of our discussion on identity.  CAM and CIS staff collaborated to make this experience happen.  Thank-you to Cameron Wood and Kelly Lyons!  After the visit to CAM, the girls will brainstorm on their individual identity and then plan and create a mask of their own.  The masks will be made concurrently in HD and Art classes sharing resources. 
      • Sept. 9th, 10:10-11am HD/ART to CAM
      • Sept. 14th, 10:10-11am. HD/ART to CAM
    • 6th grade Art Classes traveled to CIS to see both hand-made pottery from ancient cultures and geological silicates related to clay and glazes. The visit took place in the public gallery area and also in the vault where the very old pottery is kept preserved. 
      • Sept. 30th, 10:10-11am Art to CIS
      • Oct. 4th, 10:10-11am, Art to CIS
    • 6th grade Art and HD classes will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science to see the King Tut exhibit on Feb. 13th and 14th. The students will relate the show to their clay and drawing assignments. It will be fun and very educational.
      • Feb. 13th, 10:10-11pm, Art and HD to CIS
      • Feb. 14th, 10:10-11am, Art and HD to CIS

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    7th grade:

    • 7th grade Art classes traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see the Printmaking Exhibit inside of the Hippie Modernism show.  CAM educators brought their portable silk screen kits to the GMS Art room to give our girls a chance to use silk screen printing.
      • Sept. 28th, 1:20-2:00pm, ART to CAM
      • Sept. 29th, 1:20-2:00pm, ART to CAM
      • Oct. 5th, 1:15-2:05pm, CAM to GMS Art room for Silk Screen Workshop
      • Oct. 6th, 1:15-2:05pm, CAM to GMS Art room for Silk Screen Workshop
    • 7th grade Art classes traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see Architecture models in the Collections wing as part of our Design Architecture Unit.  Upon returning to GMS, the girls made paper proto-types of buildings in the Art room and create computer models in TinkerCad for printing. 
      • Nov. 15th, 1:20-200pm, ART to CAM
      • Nov. 16th, 1:20-200pm, ART to CAM
    • 7th grade Art and HD classes will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science to see the King Tut exhibit on Feb. 13th and 14th. The students will relate the show to their clay assignment.
      • Feb. 13th, 1:20-2:00 pm, Art and HD to CIS
      • Feb. 14th, 1:20-2:00 pm, Art and HD to CIS
    • Wednesday, Feb. 15th all 7th grade Art and HD students will meet with artist Sabrina Nelson from The College for Creative Studies and architect Kimberly Dowdell (Sabrina’s sister). The emphasis of the talk will be on architecture and interior design. Art projects cited for the visit include the 7th grade Archtecture Model Unit.
    • 7th grade Art classes will travel to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see Architecture models in the Collections wing as part of our Architecture Design Unit.  
      • Feb 22nd, 1:20-200pm, ART to CAM
      • Feb 23rd, 1:20-200pm, ART to CAM
    • 7th grade Art classes will travel to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see an Andy Warhol silk screen.  Then, CAM educators will bring their portable silk screen kits to the GMS Art room to give our girls a chance to make a silk screen project.
      • May 2nd, 1:20-2:00pm, ART to CAM
      • May 3rd, 1:20-2:00pm, ART to CAM
      • May 4th, 1:15-2:05pm, CAM to GMS Art room for Silk Screen Workshop
      • May 5th, 1:15-2:05pm, CAM to GMS Art room for Silk Screen Workshop

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    8th Grade

    • 8th grade Art classes traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see the John Glick exhibit at the beginning of their ceramic slab container/vase project.  At the museum the girls were divided into two person groups to record their responses to specific questions regarding the design and construction processes used by John Glick. Before we left the museum, girls discussed their answers and choices with the group with regard to specific pieces.
      • Oct. 5th, 11:45-12:20pm, B group to CAM
      • Oct. 6th, 11:45-12:20pm, A group to CAM
    • 8th grade Art classesl visited the Ed Gorey Show at the Cranbrook Art Museum for technical and narrative inspiration.
      • A group: November 1st, 11:45-12:20pm
      • B group: November 2nd, 11:45-12:20pm.
    • 8th grade Art classes traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see the Chairs in the Collections Wing as part of our Design: Chair Making Unit. Upon returning to the art room, the girls will make paper chair proto-types and then design models of chairs on the computer. Chairs will be made individually, and in collaboration.  Computer models of the chairs will be created in TinkerCad to be printed in plastic.
      • Nov. 15th, 11:40-12:20pm, Art Classes to CAM
      • Nov. 16th, 11:40-12:20pm, Art Classes to CAM.
    • 8th grade Art and HD classes will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science to see the King Tut exhibit on Feb. 13th and 14th. The students will relate the show to their clay  assignment.
      • Feb. 13th, 11:40-12:20pm, Art and HD to CIS
      • Feb. 14th,11:40-12:20pm, Art and HD to CIS
    • Wednesday, Feb. 15th all 8th grade Art and HD students will meet with artist Sabrina Nelson from The College for Creative Studies and architect Kimberly Dowdell (Sabrina’s sister). The emphasis of the talk will be on design. Art projects cited for the visit include the 8th grade Chair  Model Unit.
    • 8th grade Art classes will be traveling to the Cranbrook Art Museum to see the Chairs in the Collections Wing as part of our Design: Chair Making Unit.Upon returning to the art room, the girls will make paper chair proto-types and then design models of chairs on the computer. Chairs will be made individually, and in collaboration.  Computer models of the chairs will be created in TinkerCad to be printed in plastic.
      • April 11th, 11:40-12:20pm, Art Classes to CAM
      • April 12th, 11:40-12:20pm, Art Classes to CAM.

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Number

First

Last

Category

Title/Description of Scholastic Submission

 

1

Rachel

A

Honorable Mention Photography

Amari

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2

Megan

F

Gold Key Drawing

Profile with Blue Hair

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3

Megan

F

Honorable Mention Painting

Lonely Boat

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4

Joyce

H

Honorable Mention Printmaking

Rising

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5

Rachael

K

Gold Key Printmaking

Moods

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6

Alex

L

Honorable  Mention Photography

Still

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7

Jami

M

Silver Key Printmaking

Moonlight

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8

Elizabeth

R

Honorable Mention Drawing

Environmental Fish

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9

Lindsiann

S

Honorable Mention Printmaking

Dophin Sunset Print

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10

Anya

T

Gold Key Photography

Quiet

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