Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Parade Company!


today was a momentous day in UPA art history, about 2 months ago the 4th and 5th grade students participated in a design contest for the Parade Company. It was a float design contest, the theme was "your Dream Neighborhood" one of our 4th grade students, Romance Keycer, won an honorable mention. out of hundreds of drawing, Romance and 4 other students got an honorable mention and one student got the grand prize, their drawing was turned into a larger than life float for the Thanksgiving Parade on Woodward Ave.

Romance, brother Romantic and Mom
He was one of 5 honorable mentions
so proud!
we were able to walk around the warehouse and see lots of the floats.

they were interviewed by WJR News Radio

lots of media were also there.




the winning float

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

ATTENTION!!!!!
the art room is looking for some donations!

White copy paper


Kleenex
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Please help the art room stay healthy this year and bring in a box of Kleenex for us all to use!
also paper!

Thank you so much!
Ms. Seiklay

Monday, October 18, 2010

2nd 6 week change

It is now the start of the 2nd 6 weeks of school! that means AMPT changes, and KINDERGARTEN!!!! today Ms. Josephson's class was very good and had a lot to say about the art room, we also talked about shapes and colors and the class room procedures. The whole class did a wonderful job fallowing directions and staying in there seats! good job guys!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ghamba is coming along!


The 5th grade classes are working hard to get Ghamba (Mrs. Tiggs class named him) ready for his debut at Marry Grover College.






They are using an art past that will dry clear so that they recycled news paper will be abele to be seen.

Monday, October 4, 2010



UPA 5th grade classes will be participating in The Elephant Project at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

African Artist Andries Botha presents Nomkhubulwane, a 9-foot tall, 1-ton South African elephant sculpture made from recycled motor truck tires which has traveled across the Atlantic. Says Botha, “It is made in collaboration with the Magqubo Ntombela foundation and the wilderness movement… This elephant serves as a creative symbolic reference that calls people to new imaginative conversations with our ailing co-existence with other living things.”

the school will be making a baby elephant that will be on display with the larger elephant at the museum! we will be making our with recycled paper.

i will post photos as we go along and as she/he gets a name, and a face.

for more info on the project, visit The Human Elephant Foundation




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

this week in the art room!

well, school is now underway and so are the amazing art lessons we are all working on

4th grade is working on landscapes in the style of Grant Wood
3rd grade is working on texture rubbings and layering
5th grade is working on geometric drawings in the style of Frank Stella
1st grade is working on drawing things around use using lines and shapes
2nd grade is working on mixed media.

stay tuned for photos!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Color Wheels are the new black!


this week in class we are starting to work with color wheels! i will be posting the projects that we are doing soon.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

it is so nice to be working at one school this year! lots of classes and lots going on, here is a AMPT schedule for the year.
9:00-9:55 - 4th grade
10:00-10:55 - 3rd grade
11:00-11:55 - 5th grade
12:30-1:25 - 1st grade
1:30-2:25 - 2nd grade
2:30-3:25 - Kindergarten.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010



Welcome to the UPA elementary art web page! this is where you will find out all the info you want about what is going on the in art room, projects, lessons, fun facts and photos.