Longleaf Elementary has been named a Participating School by the MAC (Mississippi Arts Commission). We have many professional development opportunities for our teachers to attend. We will be integrating arts in our classroom and throughout the school to allow our students to deepen their knowledge and learning experiences.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Strangest Longleaf Family Arts Night

Longleaf students and families had a blast at our fifth annual Longleaf Family Arts Night! I knew it would be difficult to top last year's circus theme, so I decided to go in the opposite direction. This year's theme was inspired by the show, "Stranger Things." So...I chose some of the well-known "strange" artists as inspiration for our arts experiences. Among these were Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, and Jeff Koons. 

Check out the fabulously STRANGE night!

Check out the student art show! Every Longleaf student has a piece of art in the art show. Wow! Our kids are talented!

The arts experiences were a hit! The kids had so much fun making art!

The Painting Experience was inspired by Andy Warhol.  Don't you love the Pop Art?!

The Collage Experience was inspired by Henri Matisse. We had fun "painting with scissors." 

The Photography Experience was inspired by Pablo Picasso! Our Picasso-inspired face painting was pretty amazing. "Every child is an artist" ~Pablo Picasso 

The Color Experience was all about mixing colors. The kids had fun with "Magic Milk." Mixing food coloring with milk and dish detergent creates a really strange effect! 

The Drawing Experience was inspired by strange creatures...like dragons! 

The Sculpture Experience was inspired by Jeff Koons. Koons creates really cool, giant balloon animal sculptures! The kids loved watching our very own Sam Ruff create balloon animals. This experience was a hit! 

The Pottery Experience was inspired by some strangely awesome finger puppets! The kids loved creating these interesting creatures. 

The kids created some strange sounds at the Music Experience! 

Everyone loved watching Limelight perform their competition show! 

Let's not forget about the Local Artist Silent Auction! Lots of our local artists donated their work. The kids and families loved looking at all the beautiful artwork. Plus, the silent auction raised money for our arts fund! I would like to say a special thank you to all the artists who donated! 

Thank you to everyone who made Longleaf Family Arts Night a success! I'm so glad everyone had a great time! I'm already planning for next year!