Materials Experience: A Sensory Test

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beautiful creative energy

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Welcome to the New Year!

Hello Everyone,

I am looking forward to seeing everyone and their artwork this year :)  Even though we will certainly be missing Ms. Trudy, I am excited for the opportunity to now be teaching all levels of art.

My office hours will be on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 3-4pm, and you will be welcome to come tour the art gallery.  Often, these hours will also be “open studio” hours for our artists to stay for extra work time.

As always, when students come to the art room please plan on them getting messy, but we do have plenty of aprons and cover shirts for them to use.  Indoor shoes are not required in the art studio.  It will be most safe and efficient if students with long hair use rubber bands to tie it up and remove any loose clothing (like scarves…).

We have many art materials available for students, including clay, paint, charcoal, oil pastels, and lots of sculpture and bookmaking supplies.  I am always excited to see their creativity!  Our art studio also has 2 studio parakeets- Lulu & Basil, to keep us entertained.

If your student has a passion for art, I recommend for them to have their own sketch book and drawing materials (like special markers or pencils that they can keep in their backpack).

If anyone would like to donate materials to our program, below is a list of materials that are always in high demand:

super glue
hot glue
duct tape
house paint
large cardboard sheets
masonite panels
wood panels
stretched canvas
cotton rags and hand towels

Finally, if anyone one of you would be interested to help us make some cube, wooden sculpture pedestals, please let me know!  We could certainly use the help, and it would count toward your family’s volunteer hours :)

Thank you, and I hope to see you soon!

Contact me at:

–Andria Yost

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Puddle Paintings in Advisory

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Principles of Photo Design

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Experiencing Charcoal: Shading a Sphere

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Pottery Wheel!

Hi Everyone,
We are already 1/2 way to getting a potter’s wheel for MMA!
Thank you so much for your outstanding support, and please pass this on to other people who may be interested in supporting us!
MMA Arts
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A pottery wheel for MMA!!?

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Hi Friends,

I just created a donor’s choose grant for a pottery wheel at MMA.

Click this Link to support us!

Give to the MMA Art Studio by September 15, 2018 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Ripple. Just enter the code RIPPLE during checkout and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50)!

Thank you so much,
Ms Andria Yost

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help our students, please pass this along!

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2018 Art Supplies and Volunteer Need

Welcome back to 2018-2019 School Year!

Our Volunteer Need:

We have a new art room this year, and we are seeking a volunteer (or 2) with some wood working knowledge to help us build new cube pedestals and a gallery wall for the new space!  This could be a project you work from at home on your spare time, or with us here at school, depending on your schedule.  We also need materials donations for these projects, even if you can’t help with the tools!  Here is the vision:

Please contact us if you can help with materials or wood working! –or–

This year’s required art supplies: 

Art 1

  • Strong Glue (super glue, epoxy, permanent craft adhesive…)

Art 2

  • Sketchbook
  • Art markers
  • Pouch or small bag for personal art materials (to be kept in your locker)

Art 3 and Advanced Art

  • 3-5 canvases, masonite, or clean wood panels (any size)
  • Personal art materials of your choice (please confirm your ideas with me)

Appreciated Art Room Donations (please mark the items with your child’s name so we know who to thank!)

  • Cotton hand towels and rags
  • Tools: screwdrivers, hammers, staple gun, drill…
  • Hardware: screws, nails, staples, hinges, hooks, chain…
  • Paints: Acrylic, tempera, water color, or gouache
  • Paint brushes (all sizes)
  • Scrapbooking materials
  • String and rope
  • Duct tape
  • Clean wood panels (or masonite)
  • Canvases
  • Strong glues
  • Blank sketchbooks
  • Cameras
  • Wicker or wood baskets and boxes
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Art Room Parent Wanted

Hi All,

If you have the desire to serve our school community, here is a fun opportunity! An Art Room Parent will help with the art show installation and art field trip carpool arrangements. Let me know if you’re interested :)


Thank you!



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