• Empty Bowls for 2017-18

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 10/18/2017 10:00:00 AM

    This is our 4th year supporting the Empty Bowls event sponsored by the Pottery Studio of Sierra Vista. Parents, teachers, staff and students make bowls for this event. Empty bowls is a grass roots movement to help end hunger. The bowls represent the empty bowls in the world. Participants choose to keep their bowl and make a donation or donate their bowl. The main event happens at the Ethel Berger Center in Sierra Vista from 11-2 on Saturday, November 4th. 

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  • Kidstruction 2017

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 10/1/2017 10:00:00 AM

    Students from Mr. Griffor’s classes and Mrs. Blocker’s 7th grade Architecture class participated in the Kidstruction competition in Tucson this weekend. Students worked in groups to design structures from 4 categories with a focus on improving lives in our community. The four categories were animal services, food services, disaster relief and youth services. They are only allowed to use toothpicks, glue and business cards to build their structures. This is a valuable project that emphasizes design thinking, problem solving and community services. The competition gets more competitive every year. It is sponsored by the Society for Design Administration in Tucson. We are very proud of the work our students put into this project and we will be displaying their work  throughout the year. 

    Kidstruction 2


    kidstruction 3


    food service

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  • 2017 Cochise County Fair Entries

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 10/1/2017 10:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to the Cochise County Fair winners:

    8th Grade - Katie Russell 1st place ribbon, Meghan Fox 2nd place

    7th Grade - Grace Conklin 1st place ribbon, Kristina Schmidt 2nd place

    6th Grade - Trinity Johnson 1st place ribbon, Megan Haight 2nd place

    Pictures will be posted soon

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  • Rain sticks by 7th grade General Art

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 10/1/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Rainsticks were invented by ancient people of various arid climates. They were made from hollow cacti and other hollow plant parts with pebbles or other materials inserted and the ends closed. When the rainsticks are shaken or turned vertically they make a sound similar to rain. It is believed that rainsticks were made in order to encourage rain. We included Southwest designs and repeat patterns with bright colors on a natural background. Our rainsticks will be on display in the front trophy case for a week. 


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  • Plaster Sculpture Superimposed

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 9/7/2017 12:00:00 PM

    This is one of my favorite projects for the 8th graders. They make a free form sculpture with plaster in a plastic baggie. They are encouraged to think about representational abstract form vs non-representational abstract form. Then they are required to superimpose their sculpture into 3 different pictures. One should be a monumental sculpture in our school setting. Another is their sculpture in a fairly realistic art gallery, museum or sculpture garden setting. Finally they need to superimpose their sculpture into a fantasy setting. They also write a paragraph describing their sculpture and the process of making it. Here are the three photos by Louis and his statement regarding the process:

    All of these represent the three background pictures for the plaster sculpture assignment. Each one explains what they mean. The school picture was on the right space a few yards away from the gate fence of the 6th/7th grade pod. The fantasy picture represents the sculpture on a talk show with the host. Finally, the museum picture is the plaster sculpture inside a glass container on top of a pedestal.  Louis B.

    School Background Picture:

    School grounds

     Fantasy Background Picture:

    Fantasy pic

     Pedestal (Museum) Background Picture:




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  • 6th Grade Landscapes and Still life drawings

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 8/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

    6th Grade has been learning about foreground, middle ground and background in a landscape. They also learned about Paul Cezanne's famous still life paintings and then drew their own apple still-life focusing on Value (shading and highlights) to emphasize form. 




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  • Stained Glass Design by Anabel

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 8/29/2017 3:00:00 PM

    In 7th Grade Archtecture class we looked at Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water as well as Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Then we focused on the charateristics of his stained glass designs. Here is an example of a stained glass design by Anabel. 

    Stained glass

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  • Welcome to our CSMS Art Blog!

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 8/15/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Please look through the amazing things we accomplished last year by scrolling through our blog. New pictures will be posted throughout the year! Feel free to leave comments. They will not show right away but we love to hear from our fans! 

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  • Google Doodles 2017

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 5/25/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Although we didn't have any winners our students designed some amazing doodles. Here is an example by Ivy.


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  • 8th Grade Drawing (2-D Art)

    Posted by Kristine Blocker on 5/25/2017 2:00:00 PM

    Here are a few drawings from 2-D Art class. (I could really use a better camera for these drawings.)

      L A  K 2  Eric  Portrait

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