Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 For the first 2 weeks in February we will be making art with hearts. There are circle, squares, triangles, stars and for 2 weeks heARTS.....in clay, painted and finally edible art candy wrapper.

1. How do you mix different colors with just the primary colors? Experiment!
Draw a picture with just hearts. Fill the watercolor paper with hearts of different sizes and paint each heart a different color that you mix from red, yellow and blue.

2. Draw YOUR Valentine Candy bar wrapper, color, cut out, put the chocolate bar in the wrapper and photograph.
3.Clay heart coil coasters
candy bar wrappers Pinterest Board
heart art pinterest board
heart painting/drawing Pinterest Board

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Field Trip to Bedford Art Gallery

Wednesday, January 21st. 50 art students are taking a bus to the Bedford Art Gallery in Walnut Creek. This is about 15 miles from Bay Point.  We will view the "Jealous Curator" exhibit, walk around Walnut Creek looking at Public art, make an art project, eat lunch and hop on the bus back in 3 1/2 hours. Whew!
Bedford Gallery Field Trip 2/2010
Bedford Gallery Field Trip 4/2010

Bedford Art Gallery

The Jealous Curator: From Blog, to Book, to Gallery 12/7 - 2/1

Public art - walking tour of Walnut Creek 

FAMILY, Richard Ellis, 1982
STRATA, Bruce Johnson, 1989
LOST IN THE MAIL, Jacques Overhoff, 1985


BOLERO, Robert Holmes, 1988
FOLDED SQUARE ALPHABET G, Fletcher Benton, 1984
8:55 -  all call for students to m.u. (students can get bagged lunches and ticket)
9:15 - board bus
10:00 - divide in 2 groups -
             one group walks around Walnut Creek with docent looking at public art
             one group looks at art exhibit and makes art with docents
............ then the groups switch and do what the other group did
12:00 - eat lunch
12:30 - back on bus to RMS
1:00 - back at school and back to class

Monday, January 5, 2015

Painting - Colors - Good Brushes and Good Paper - Color - Painting

1. Pick a theme and make a list of 50 things.
2. Draw 50 things front and back on the square plate.

Pinterest Board Creative Color Wheels
Pinterest watercolor board

3. paint your color wheel then paint your square plate
. Go over with Sharpie

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The 10 "Best" in the Art Room

1. Memory project portraits sent to Paraguay, Nepal and Nicaragua orphans 
Nepal Portraits
Paraguay portraits
Nicaragua portraits

2. 7 new iPads through Donors Choose

3. 2 new art classes started:

4. mosaic started after 3 years of planning

5. National Junior Art Honor Society first year at Riverview
NJAHS page

6. The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) announces the selection of Mrs Baldauf/Riverview Middle to complete a pilot of a Model Cornerstone Assessment in the new media art standard for 8th grade.

7. 3 articles excepted to be published in School Arts Magazine
1. " 2 classrooms in 1"
2. "Graffiti Mosaic"
3.  "Clay Bowls"

8. Baldauf Blogart (digital classroom) started.

9. 600 art pieces in the Contra Costa County Fair 
10. Students photograph their own art creating a digital portfolio on Artsonia.