Fry Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

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Fry Student Wins Art Award

 

 

On Saturday November 3, 2012 Fry Elementary first grade student Ethan Snow was recognized for his winning artwork at the Illinois Art Education Association annual conference. In kindergarten under the instruction of art teacher Mrs. Mills, Ethan created a mixed media painting, There Was An Old Monster Who…. Mrs. Mills entered the work into the IAEA student art show. Over 500 entries from grades K - 12 were submitted from IAEA members from all over the state of Illinois. Ethan’s work was selected as an outstanding representation of art at the kindergarten level. The art show will be traveling throughout the state from November 2012 through the end of June 2013. To read more about the show and to see the winning artwork please visit: http://ilaea.org/student-show/ and www.Artsonia.com.
 
 

Fry Students learn about the elements of art and principles of design:
 
The elements of art are line, shape, color, form, texture, space and value.

 

The principles of design are contrast, rhythm, balance, pattern, unity, variety and movement.
 
What students learn in art impacts their future learning...see what students have to say from Waubonsie Valley High School.
 

Art at WVHS Video

 
See examples of Fry student artwork at:
 
 

Links to Art Classes

 
Link to Mrs. Mill's Blog:
 
 

IPEF Mini-Grant Award

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) has recently awarded a mini-grant to Fry School for an Art  project involving the presentation and integration of multicultural art works into the art curriculum. The prints and resources from the grant will also be available for use by all staff as enhancements to their curricular units.
The funds will be used to purchase:
  • Prints of artwork produced by Native American artists representing 5 major geographic and cultural regions of North America.
  • Prints of artworks of outstanding African American artists representing 100 years of African American art history.
  • A multicultural resource book and slides of artworks from 10 different regions from around the world.

The following quote taken from the Fine Arts State Goals summarizes the reason for the inclusion of multicultural curriculum materials:

"Works of art are some of the highest achievements of civilization. Because the arts are both universal and culturally specific, they are a powerful means of increasing international and intercultural awareness.  Through the arts, students gain a greater understanding of their own cultural heritage, as well as a sense of the larger world community."

Mrs. Mills, Art Teacher, and the Fry staff and students are grateful to the IPEF for providing the financial support to purchase these artworks.
Here are examples of quality first grade student work associated with this IPEF grant:

Fry Students Win Art Awards

 
On Saturday November12, 201 Fry first grade student Ethan Huynh was recognized for his winning artwork at the Illinois Art Education Association annual conference. In kindergarten under the instruction of art teacher Mrs. Mills Ethan created a mixed media drawing. Mrs. Mills entered the work into the IAEA student art show. Over 600 entries from grades k - 12 were submitted from IAEA members from all over the state of Illinois. Ethan’s work was selected as an outstanding representation of art at the kindergarten level. The art show will be traveling throughout the state from November 2011 through the end of June 2012. To read more about the show and to see the winning artwork please visit http://ilaea.org/student-show/ and www.Artsonia.com.

On Saturday November 5, 2010 Fry fifth grader Xandra Squier was recognized for her winning artwork at the Illinois Art Education Association annual conference. In fourth grade under the instruction of art teacher Mrs. Mills Xandra created a piece of computer art. Mrs. Mills entered the work into the IAEA student art show. Over 600 entries from grades k - 12 were submitted from IAEA members from all over the state of Illinois. Xandra’s work was selected as an outstanding representation of art at the fourth grade level. The art show will be traveling throughout the state from November 2010 through the end of June 2011. It begins the tour at the public schools in Gilman in November & December. From there it will go to Sugar Grove Public Library in January, in February at Dr. Scholl Gallery of Marmion Academy in Aurora, in March at Mattoon Middle School, in April at Westminster Christian School in Elgin and in May at Niles West High School in Skokie. The winning artwork can be seen on the web at Artsonia.

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