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!!?

Image result for throwing a pot

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!

ayost@mariamontessoriacademy.org –or– tmalan@mariamontessoriacademy.org

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 :)

Email: ayost@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Thank you!



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Some Awesome Art Happening at MMA

Grinding Lapis Lazuli

Grinding lapis lazuli for ultramarine blue pigment

Story of Color

Testing the glowing pigment and other materials in the Story of Color

Experimentation with pigments

Testing seashells as a pigment

Delicate Gold Leaf

Handling the delicate gold leaf

Color Theory Works

Our first works with Color Theory

Origin of the Universe

Impressionistic artworks on the Origin of the Universe

Story of My Life

Story of My Life collages

Gold Leaf

Gold leaf on parchment

Origin of the Universe

Impressionistic artwork on the Origin of the Universe

Practice Portfolio

Beautiful Geometry of Color Theory

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You and your child will need to sign the syllabus.

I sent home 1 copy with every student.

Here are the digital versions if you need an additional copy.

The syllabus is due signed on Tuesday, Sept. 19

Thank you!

Art 3 syllabus PDF

Art 2 syllabus PDF

Art 1 syllabus PDF

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Welcome to 2017-2018 MMA Art!


Welcome to the new school year. Use this blog for updates on art field trips and posts of exceptional examples of student artwork made throughout the year.

The following is a suggested supply list for art students:

Art 1: art markers (any type of colorful markers that you like to use!)

Art 2: painter’s palette

Art 3: sketch book

All Art Classes: super glue or other heavy duty glue (optional)

So excited to see everyone next week!!!

Here is some amazing local artwork for your viewing pleasure…
(and maybe even a fun destination for one last hurrah on the last weekend of summer!  1.5 hour north-west of our school, driving directions below…)

by Robert Smithson Great Salt Lake 1970

The Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson. Great Salt Lake. Created in 1970.

Directions to Spiral JettySee you soon :)

-Ms Andria Yost

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