CKGMS Art Highlights:

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The 6th grade art students traveled to the Cranbrook Institute of Science in February as part of their ceramics unit.  At CIS they checked out the silicates section of the geology exhibit and transitioned into anthropology by observing artifacts in the CIS collection.  Identification of container technology as clues to an ancient society’s mores was explored. The girls returned to the Art room to finish their own hand built coil pots and to apply colored glazes for decoration.

 

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The 7th grade traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum in February for an Architecture Model making workshop. Prior to model making, the girls visited the architecture models in the CAM Collections Wing.  A visit to 7th grade art classes from Detroit Artist Sabrina Nelson on April 5th will be the culmination of our Architecture Design Unit. Sabrina, who represents the College for Creative Studies, will show the girls specific opportunities that exist in Detroit in the area of Interior Design.

 

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The 8th grade girls visited the Cranbrook Art Museum to explore the chairs in the Cranbrook Art Museum Collections Wing. After discussing and sketching chairs, the girls returned for a model making session with museum staff.  Upon returning to class, the girls built their chairs in TinkerCad and these chairs are now being printed.  It is our goal to get these printed before our April 8th visit from Stephen Schock who is head of the Product Design Department at the College for Creative Studies.

 

 

The Scholastic Art Competition Information:

In 2016 we won 10 awards which is a record for the GMS in recent history. See a video about our winners and the ceremony at https://youtu.be/9a_UbRgJq_Y

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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Welcome to Mr. Thies' Art Room

Mr. Thies uses this web site to organize information for Art.  Student specific information will be occasionally showcased on Mr. Thies’ CranNet pages.

 You may e-mail Mr. Thies at rthies@cranbrook.edu