Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new school year bring new opportunities

As we welcome the students back to school, Unified Arts is excited about all the classes we have to offer.  One notable difference from last year is 7/8 students get to select their Unified Arts class from a list of over 12 choices.  They will take 3 different classes during this year.  Class offerings include 3D Art, Tech and Art, Robotics, Roller Coasters and Design, Chorus, Astronomy, Food Science, Lifetime Sports Activities and Song Writing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A New Year with Unified Arts

As the year gets off to a great start we would like to welcome Ms. Gelfon and Ms.Tagliamonte  to our Unified Arts team.  Ms. Gelfon will be teaching Music, along with producing our musical.  Ms. Tagliamonte has joined our art team and is already displaying her students' artwork in our gallery outside of the cafeteria.  We all look forward to an exciting year filled with new adventures and challenges.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Avatar makers

Avatars are stand-ins for actual photographs on the web.  One of the best ways to keep yourself safe on the internet is to keep yourself anonymous.  These "cartoony" avatars are a perfect way to do just that.  There are a number of really great avatar-creating sites out there, but here are a few of my favorites.

  1. Dopple Me
  2. Mii Creator

Once you get your avatar created, you'll probably want to save it using a screencapture tool.  Here are a few suggestions.

  1. Windows 7 Snipping Tool
  2. Chrome Extension "Awesome Screenshot"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Doodle 4 Google 2013!

It's that time of year again--Doodle 4 Google (Google's annual logo-design competition) is open and waiting for your drawings!

This year's theme is 
"My Best Day Ever..." 

Remember, anyone at SACS may enter.  If you want assistance from any of the Art teachers, please make an appointment for help.  E-mail is the best way to schedule a time without interrupting a regular Art class.  Send e-mails to, or

Please visit the SACS Doodle 4 Google information site for more details about how to submit your drawings, and for tips and tricksfrom the Art teachers.  
Contest deadline is March 22,2013

Now get doodling!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SACS Unified Arts Night!

Come one, come all to the Unified Arts Night at SACS from 5:00-6:30pm tonight!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mosaic Fish

The kindergarteners are making fish mosaics this week. They start with a drawing that they have to fill with color. Instead of using crayons and markers, they fill the shapes with lots of tiny pieces of construction paper. Here are a few samples showing off the great textures you can create with this technique.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Insect Invasion!

Cower in terror as the 1st graders learn about creepy, crawly bugs! Okay, there's really nothing to be afraid of--these are just drawings. The students are using photo reference to make realistic-looking insects, worms, and spiders. They start with pencil, trace with marker, and add textures and designs using crayons and colored pencils.

Some of these creepy critters will be on display at the SACS Unified Arts Night Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00-6:30! Come see what all the "buzz" is about!